Faking Depth with iPhone 15 Pro Camera
The iPhone 15 Pro simulates depth of field via a depth camera and advanced processing. Before the 15, I had to specifically set the camera to Portrait mode so it would capture depth data. Now, it automatically captures depth data whenever it recognizes a person, dog, or cat. This allows me to return to any picture of a person or our dog and add depth…later!
Here are a few tests of the same picture with changes to the depth of field. Note how the images are artificially deep but still look awfully close to the one I took with the Panasonic.
Of course, because there are no people in these shots, I had to manually set it to Portrait mode to get the depth data.