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Master the bokeh effect on the iPhone 7 PlusThe dual-lens camera on Apple's iPhone 7 Plus is finally showing off its full potential with the update to iOS 10.1. We'll show you what the new portrait mode looks like and how to use it.
Aside from the size of the screen and the battery, the main reason you would spend $100 more on the iPhone 7 Plus is that dual lens camera. So is it really that much better? Well, it is now. [MUSIC] The phone launched with a 2x optical zoom and a 10x digital zoom that lets you get closer than ever on an iPhone. But the best new feature is coming with the upgrade to iOS 10.1. Portrait mode will create that sense of definite photo. Usually, it's seen only with the DSLR camera where the subject is in focus and the background is blurred. In photography, it's just called the Bokeh effect. Apple is by no means the first to attempt it in a phone. The dual lens set up dates a few years back and mode itself can be found on a lot of high-end android phones today. But Apple may have hit on that sweet spot between hardware and software. And the feature's easily accessible right from the camera app. Just swipe until you hit portrait. And portrait doesn't just mean people. You can use it on pets, plants, or pretty much any inanimate object as long as you follow the same guidelines. Once you're in portrait mode, identify your subject and pay attention to the directions on the screen. Because it uses a telephoto lens for the foreground, it will appear closer than with the regular camera. So you may have to move away. You'll know you've hit your mark when the yellow depth effect sign pops up on the screen. This means you're ready to lock in your focus and make any adjustments to the brightness. Now just hit your shutter when you are ready, if you want a more dramatic blur, you will need to increase the distance between the subject and the background, the closer you are to the subject the greater the blur, pay attention to the the lighting and make sure that the subject is brighter than the background for better dimension, and lastly try to keep your phone stable, the shutter's flow in this mode and the pictures take a while to process Now go to your camera roll to check out your masterpiece. [UNKNOWN] the camera stores an original along with one of the effects, so you will be able to see the difference [UNKNOWN] roll. Just check for the depth effect tag on top left. The image will retain the effect even when you share to other devices. [UNKNOWN] tip of the icebergs for the dual lens camera. Because that perception is not just for photography. [UNKNOWN] update could bring 3D mapping and augmented reality-like features to the iPhone 7 Plus. So stay tuned [MUSIC]