Social media has demonstrated that you can teach an old dog tricks. Here are 5 photo and video techniques I’ve learned

A photo of the Photographic Styles page of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max in hand
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

Amongst the non-stop stream of social media photos and reels are some nuggets of gold to be panned for, especially when it comes to getting ideas for creative smartphone photo techniques! 

Over the last few years I’ve been using iPhones to source tutorial footage for magazines such as MacFormat, and social media has been a great source of ideas and inspiration. Most of these techniques should work on other smartphone models (except the in-camera clone one, which relies on the way the iPhone stitches panoramic images together). 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.