A Quick Guide to Your iPhone’s Camera

Smartphone makers do a good job of making their camera apps work a lot like real cameras. Let’s take a look at the basic camera functions, and I should mention that I’m an iPhone guy but most phones will have buttons that are similar to what I will outline here.

I’ll touch on a couple of these features in future posts.


Icon Description
Shutter Button Tap to take the photo or tap and hold for burst mode
Filters Give your photos a creative look or make them black and white
Camera Switcher Switches between front (selfie/video calling) and back camera (the main camera)
Self Timer 3 modes: short timer, long timer and off
* Live Photos This is an iPhone feature I’ll cover in a later issue
** HDR This will also be featured in a future issue
Flash Control Turns the flash on, off or in Auto



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