Over the past years, Apple has put in a great deal of work to make photography (taking good photos and high-quality videos) one of the Phone’s greatest attributes. Today, you can buy an iPhone just for its professional set of cameras. If you have a YouTube channel and broadcast many videos, or even you are one of those content creators on social media apps and sites and share all the moments of your life with your followers, be sure that the iPhone will not let you down.
Thanks to the new features that the American company is interested in launching, it has effectively contributed to improving the photography capabilities of its phones. However, there are still some features that the camera software on the phone lacks. One of those features is the grid lines or better known as the Camera Grid.
Camera grid lines aid you in following the “Rule of Thirds” of the photography world. Never heard of that before? Well, read on to find out what the rule of thirds is and how you can enable iPhone camera gridlines to implement it.
What is the rule of thirds in photography?
Simply put, the Rule of Thirds in photography states that you can create a stronger image by placing the subject at the intersection of grid lines and splitting the image into thirds. That means the focal point of your image shouldn’t be in the center but either in the left or right third of the frame. Doing this will give your photographs a more robust and better balance, and your photos will tend to have a more professional look. You can apply the Rule of Thirds without the grid lines if you’re an experienced photographer, but the iPhone’s camera grid lines are a fantastic aid for beginners.
How to Get Camera Grid Lines on an iPhone
To enable the gridlines to feature on the iPhone, you will first need to activate it from the Camera app within Settings, following the steps shown below:
• Open Settings and go to Camera.
• Under Composition, turn on the toggle for Grid as shown in the previous image
• Open the Camera app to confirm if you can see the grid lines on your screen.
If the feature is activated correctly, you will see two horizontal and two vertical grid lines to make three columns and rows, thus making it easy to implement the Rule of Thirds. Moreover, you can see the grid lines in every iPhone camera mode.
All in all, if you want to become a professional in the world of photography with your iPhone camera, you must activate the Camera Grid on your phone’s camera. Grid lines are perfect for a more natural balance in the images and apply the rule of thirds altogether. Unfortunately, Apple wanted to keep this feature out of the Camera app itself, but luckily, it’s easy to access through Settings. We just hope grid lines will be within the camera app in upcoming updates to make it easier to activate or disable it without having to exit the app.