The Moment camera app brings professional-caliber manual controls—the kind typically found only on a DSLR—to iPhone, letting you capture and edit astounding images under nearly any circumstance.
But that doesn’t mean Moment is just for pros. Though the app allows for manual control of shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focus, it can show you how to improve your shots by adjusting just one or two variables. Here’s how Moment can fix a few common problems.
Problem: Your subject is backlit by the sun and appears too dark.
Solution: To start, open the app and tap anywhere to focus and get a base exposure. Then tap the EV button and swipe the slider right or left to brighten or darken your exposure. By telling the camera to adjust a little more or less than it thinks it should, you can get perfectly lit images without changing your shutter speed or ISO.
Problem: Your images are blurry.
Solution: Tap the shutter speed setting. Now raise that setting—the ISO will automatically adjust to capture your image crisply and cleanly.
Problem: Your images are grainy.
Solution: Reduce the ISO, which “boosts” your exposure and introduces grain. Your shutter speed will lower to give the camera more time to capture the light.
Problem: Your resolution is too low.
Solution: Change your settings in the top right (where it says JPEG or HEIF) to shoot RAW images. RAW is a larger file type that offers the ability to edit colors and adjust exposure more easily. To alter the resolution of your videos, you can change both the resolution (720p or 1080p) and the frame rate (from 24 frames per second all the way up to 240).
Problem: You want to look like a pro without actually being a pro.
Solution: Moment makes professional-quality clip-on lenses that can take your images and movies to the next level. There’s a fish-eye lens that makes capturing super-wide moments easy, a macro lens that helps close-ups pop, and an anamorphic lens that mimics the widescreen letterbox look you might recognize if you’ve ever seen a twee art film. Click the circle in the top right to pick the lens you’re shooting with—and you’re on your way to making your masterpiece.