PEOPLE ARE ONE of the most common subjects for mobile photography. It’s both fun and meaningful to photograph our family and friends. For the purposes of this discussion, a portrait is a photo where the subject is aware they are being photographed and may be an active participant in the process. This sets it apart from more candid or street photography.

For the best portraits, pay careful attention to the lighting and the location where you are shooting.

The Normal Lens versus the Telephoto or Portrait Lens

The standard lens on an iPhone is a moderately wide-angle lens. Higher end iPhone models since the 7 ...

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