10 Handy Hacks For The iPhone Camera!

With every new model, the iPhone seems to be getting better… this applies to its humble camera as well. The camera in the iPhone 6 was voted as the best smartphone camera. However, taking the best pictures is down to knowing how to use it properly.

Here are 10 ways you can get the most from your iPhone 6 camera.

Change Exposure Manually

Trying to capture a shot when it is either bit dark or bit bright? Then go for the new manual exposure option. To begin with, you will need to tap the area on the photo that you want to be the main subject and therefore base the exposure on. If the camera does not precisely guess the exposure, use the slider to make alterations by dragging your finger up and down the screen.

Timer Mode

This feature is good when you need to click a group shot or a selfie. All you need to do is co–ordinate properly. What’s more, the camera will fire off a burst when the countdown timer reaches zero, giving you the prospect to choose the best photo from the bunch – great for clearing out red eyes and sullen faces.


To capture wide angle shots of landscapes, this feature is the best in the iPhone 6. It allows you to move the camera from one side to the other to capture  wide-angle views.

Time lapse mode

This new setting in the camera app for iOS 8 is the ability to create a time-lapse video with little to no effort. To do this, swipe sideways while the camera app is in use to reveal the Time-Lapse mode. Once you’ve worked out what you are going to film, press the red record button. Do not forget it speeds everything up so you should film for at least 30 seconds to see the effects.

Lock Focus & Lock Exposure

You can tap and hold on a spot to lock the focus and lock the exposure. This is convenient if you need to get the focus or exposure set up and then change the position of the subject to get a better photo.

Use Filters

You may already be acquainted with the filters icon in the bottom of the screen which appears when you are shooting a new image, but you can also add these filters after the image has been taken. From the gallery just press edit and tap the same filters icon on the bottom of the screen to choose from different filter options.

Find your photos quickly

We are sure you are taking dozens of snaps every day, it can be difficult to find “that” pic when you are in a hurry. Fortunately, the new search function allows you to quickly jump to certain places, including “nearby”, “home” and specific locations that you have visited. So if want to see all of your photos from a specific holiday or trip, simply start typing the location.

Slow-Mo at 240 fps or 120 fps

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus allow you to now record at 240 fps in Slow-Mo mode. If that’s too slow, you can revert back to the 120 fps first introduced in iOS 7. To do this, tap on the 240 fps icon when in Slow-Mo mode.

Generate beautiful black and white images

Love black and white images? Then browse the black and white under the editing tab and you can alter the concentration, grain, tone and neutral areas in your black and white shot to get it looking exactly the way you want to. Of course you can return to the older image at any time.

Use the Burst mode

Hold down the shutter icon on screen, or either of the volume buttons, to take a burst. A number will appear on screen showing you how many shots you have taken. Once you are done, click the picture in the corner of the screen. To select the one you want, press Favorites, and then select the one you want to use. The one Apple has chosen is signified by a grey circle below it.

Hope these tricks help you create the images you want and in turn have beautiful memories to cherish.

by techtalks @TechTalks February 18, 2015 6:47 AM UTC


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