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How to use Night Mode
on iPhone 11, 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max
Night photography is quite challenging. Especially if you are an amateur photographer who is using the smartphone to take photos, then the situation can be more complicated. Numerous smartphones are available in the market that claims to have the best camera features. But most of them go on a toss when it comes to night photography. However, Apple's new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is an exception as far as night photography is concerned.

In this article, we have covered some of the exceptional features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro that make these phones the perfect tool for night photography.
Step 1: Enabling Night Mode
For the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, no special night mode option is required. Like other smartphones, you don't have to go to the setting options to switch on Night Mode in iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone camera reads the light-related data, and if it finds that the light available is not sufficient to take the shot, it automatically switches to the Night Mode.

The symbol of the moon at the left corner of the iPhone indicates that the Night Mode is on. The yellow color in the moon icon indicates that the camera will go for a long-exposure picture. It is advisable to take photos when the moon icon is yellow ion color.
Step 2: Keep your iPhone Steady
Night Mode option only works on the main camera of the iPhone. The reason is the lack of built-in image stabilization in the ultra-wide lens, and as we all know that keeping the camera steady is very important when you want to click a low-light photo. Also, the ultra-wide has a high aperture value. This means that the camera won't allow too much light in to capture a brighter and more detailed shot.

On the left side, you will see the timer in seconds. It indicates the time for which you need to keep your iPhone steady to capture an awesome night picture. Remember, keeping your iPhone steady is very important.
Step 3 (Pro Tip): Use a Tripod
If you are looking forward to taking your Night Photography to a more professional level, capture photos by placing the iPhone on a tripod or any other static surface. The new iPhone models come with a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer. As a result, the camera itself analyses the light availability and detect the amount of exposure required. Hence, by keeping the phone on a steadier surface, you can get a shot with an exposure of 30 seconds or even higher.

When we talk about Night Photography, a moment that every photographer dream of capturing is the beautiful northern lights, it's something that seems to be out of this world. Hence it is positioned at the top of the list of 'must capture' by every professional photographer. Night photography is quite tricky in itself, and clicking that beautiful and serene waving glow in the northern lights makes the task more challenging.


Tips for Northern Light Photography
  • Plan your composition. If possible, try to keep something at the forefront, this would give it a more natural look.
  • Use the flashlight to check the focus.
  • Make sure that the Night Mode is on.
  • The aurora of Northern Lights keeps on changing, hence click as many shots as possible.
  • Review your shots at a regular interval. This is to ensure that the camera settings like exposure, focus, etc. are as per your requirements. If you are happy with the results, change the settings, capture shots, and then check again.

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