Three iPhone photography tips

Appinstructor visited the kind people at ABC's morning talk show, Talk of Alabama, to share three practical tips for taking better pictures with your iPhone. 

  1. Quickly access the camera from the lock screen. The lock screen is what you see when you first wake it from sleep. Most people use this screen for checking the time, but did you ever notice the camera icon in the bottom right corner? Slide that camera icon upwards, and you'll find yourself immediately in the camera app.
  2. Take picture with the volume up button. The same button you use to turn up the sound on the iPhone will function as a shutter button when in the camera app. This helps you stabilize better, and you can keep your eye on the subject matter while you snap the shot.
  3. Burst mode on iPhone 5s. If you have a relatively new iPhone 5s, your camera can capture photos in "Burst Mode", whereby the camera will capture ten pictures per second. Simply hold down the shutter button (either volume up or the white circle on the screen) and the iPhone will begin capturing photos. This is most excellent for moving subjects, like kids. In order to save space on your phone, you'll want to only keep the favorite. So, go back to review the burst photos, and tap on the "Favorites" button.

We hope you enjoy those tips. If you want to learn more about your Apple devices, feel free to book an appointment online or sign up for our free monthly newsletter.

Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.