Using the Self Timer

In this lesson for Photography with the Camera app on the iPhone we look at the self timer feature. When we use the self timer, the iPhone will countdown either 3 seconds or 10 seconds, whichever we choose, and then it will take a burst of 10 photos. We look at how this works in this lesson.

Self Timer Options
The self timer controls are located at the top right of your iPhone. You’ll see an icon that looks similar to a clock. If it is a white icon, the self timer is turned off. When you tap on this icon you’ll get three options. Off, 3 Seconds, and 10 Seconds. It’s pretty self explanatory on what to select, just select how long you want to wait before the iPhone will take a photo.

When you take a photo using the self timer, you’ll see a countdown and then the Camera app will actually take a burst of 10 photos. So you’ll want to make sure you go back and review the omits and save your favorite ones while deleting the rest to save space. When you are finished, jut tap on the self timer icon and turn it off. You can use the set timer in other modes such as portrait.

That’s how we use the self-timer in the camera app on the iPhone.

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

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