Getting More Out of Your iPhone: Camera
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us will be going to see family members we haven’t seen in a long time. While the digital camera has been a mainstay of the holidays over the last decade, I believe that more and more people will forgo packing the ol’ point and shoot this year. Apple has upped the camera on the iPhone 4S to 8MP, (not that it’s always the MPs that matter) and as always it performs really well. So I’ve got an extra tip to share with you that will be especially helpful when trying to capture those candid moments. It has to do with auto focus.
The iPhone’s camera has had touch to focus for the last three generations. It is super simple. Tap the object you want to have in focus and the iPhone’s camera adjust to that focal point and adjusts the white balance of the shot. This is great for most still photography. Unfortunately that isn’t all we want to take pictures of.
The problem comes when your subject is always on the move. I have a miniature schnauzer puppy who is always on the move. As hard as it is to get a good picture already, I’ve lost a lot of shots to the camera re-focusing.
That is until I learned this trick. Tapping on the screen engages auto focus, tapping and holding will engage AF/AE Lock. This will set the focus indefinitely so your camera doesn’t screw up your chance at photo gold.
That is all you need. Once you have a picture, Apple has included some simple editing features right in the photos app.
Now your photos are ready for all the world to see. Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving, and take some great pictures!