It’s time to talk about cell phone cameras.
I am not trading in my DSLR for a cell phone, nor do I expect to anytime soon. However, for everyday photography your cell phone can take amazing pictures.
I recently upgraded my old cell phone to a new iPhone 7 plus and have found that it takes amazing images that are perfect for sharing on social media, email and even prints. Like any other camera though, you need to explore it’s capabilities, understand it’s limitations, and be able to make it do what you want it to do.
The built in camera app is versatile and has a number of modes.
There are three ways to open the camera:
From the lock screen, swipe left
From the main screen, tap the camera icon
From the Control center, by swiping up from the bottom of the screen
Turn on the grid (two horizontal and two vertical lines that divide the screen into nine equal parts) to help you compose your image and keep things aligned vertically and horizontally. To turn on the grid, go to the Settings app, scroll down to Photos & Camera, and make sure the Grid option is turned on.
Shoot in burst mode. Burst mode is one of the most useful shooting features inside the iPhone’s camera app. It allows you to take ten photos in just one sec