Smartphone makers do a good job of making their camera apps work a lot like real cameras. Let’s take a look at the basic camera functions, and I should mention that I’m an iPhone guy but most phones will have buttons that are similar to what I will outline here.
I’ll touch on a couple of these features in future posts.
|Shutter Button||Tap to take the photo or tap and hold for burst mode|
|Filters||Give your photos a creative look or make them black and white|
|Camera Switcher||Switches between front (selfie/video calling) and back camera (the main camera)|
|Self Timer||3 modes: short timer, long timer and off|
|* Live Photos||This is an iPhone feature I’ll cover in a later issue|
|** HDR||This will also be featured in a future issue|
|Flash Control||Turns the flash on, off or in Auto|