Getting Around the Camera App

In this lesson for Photography with the Camera app on the iPhone we take a look at the interface to the Camera app and where the various tools are in the App.

When you open your camera, you’ll see a number of, what I call, tools across the top. These include Flash, HDR, Live Photos, Self Timer, and Filters. Depending on your iPhone model you may not see all these features, such as Live Photos. Also, some features may not show when they are in automatic mode, such as HDR.

To use any of these tools, you tap on them. Once you do that, you’ll be able to access that tool’s features.

To zoom in and out, you pinch on the preview screen. If you have a dual lens camera, like the iPhone X, you’ll see a 1X. When you tap on this, it changes to 2X or two times zoom.

Below the preview screen you’ll see what mode you are in. To switch to a different mode you just swipe to the right or left. You can swipe across the words or across the preview screen to switch to a different mode.

Shutter Button
Take a photo, we just stop on the Shutter button. This also starts a video recording if you were in video mode. If you want to take a burst photos, you tap and hold on it and it will take a burst photos.

Front Facing Camera
Over to the right of the Shutter button is where you switch to the front facing camera. Just tap on the icon to switch between the rear facing camera and front facing camera. When you are using the front facing camera, you’ll see a more limited set of tools available for you to use.

Most Recent Photo/Video
Over to the left of the Shutter Button is a thumbnail of the most recent photo of video taken. When you tap on it , it open it up and then you can edit it from there including deleting the photo or video. I will usually use this to review my photos after I’ve taken them.

To get back to the camera, you tap on the arrow on the upper left hand corner

See this lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, I show you how this all works in the video above.

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