How to use the iPhone 11 Pro portrait mode for amazing photos

How to use the iPhone 11 Pro portrait mode for amazing photos
(Image credit: Amy Davies)

Portrait mode is far from being new - we’ve seen it on several generations of iPhone now. However, with every new iteration, it seems to get better - and more convincing. In this piece, we’ll be looking at the iPhone 11 Pro portrait mode, to both see just how impressive it is and share some mobile photography tips for how you can get the most from it. 

Just as we’ve seen on previous generations of the iPhone, the iPhone 11 Pro uses two lenses to create a shallow depth-of-field effect. The iPhone 11 Pro has three lenses, so you have a choice over whether to shoot at “1x” or “2x”. It would appear that if you shoot at 1x, the wide-angle lens combines with the standard lens, while if you shoot at 2x, the standard lens combines with the telephoto lens.

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.