|iPhones and features such as panoramic mode are giving photographers new possibilities.|
The quality of camera on the new iPhones is fantastic. Gone are the days of grainy blurry shots. The new cameras are crisp and clear and give great results.
Fast Access To Your Camera
As well as clicking the camera app on your phone, you can get fast access by swiping up from the bottom of your screen. The camera will appear on the lower right side.
Camera Focus and Exposure
Focus can be adjusted by tapping on the area of the screen where you want the primary focus.
You can adjust the exposure of your picture by tapping around on different parts of the screen. For darker pictures tap a light area of the screen, or tap a dark area to lighten things up.
|Picture is overexposed and out of focus.|
|Exposure is corrected by tapping on the roof of the van (a light area)|
When you tap an area of the screen the small yellow frame appears with a sun next to it. Slide your finger up and down to manually adjust the exposure.
|Note the yellow sun to the right of the focus/exposure box in centre.|
What's All This On My Screen?
|TOP - L - R: Flash, HDR, Live Photo, Timer, Camera|
BOTTOM - L - R: camera modes
Flash - self-explanatory!
HDR - provides a way of greater dynamic colour balance. Check here for more details, tricks & tips
Live Photos - captures 1.5 seconds before and after the picture (kind of like a mini video)
Timer - you have a choice of none, 3 seconds or 10 seconds.
Camera - choose forward or rear facing camera
Bottom Row: Camera Modes - slide to select
Time Lapse - takes a series of pictures over a set period and condenses them into a movie
Slo - Mo - great for sports videos.
Video - self explanatory
Photo - self explanatory
Square - crops all images so that you shoot them as squares
Pano - click here for a detailed post on panoramic photography
Effects - indicated by the three interconnected circles
a selection of different effects to play with.
More Photography Tricks and Tips?! Check Out Our iPhone Photography Series ...
Part Two - Panorama Mama! Getting the best out of panorama mode on your camera
Part Three - Editing With Snapseed! A great app to bring the best out of your pictures.
Part Four - Going Further. Great manual control app and online app and tutorials