The iPhone 6 includes an improved camera with new features and an improved camera app with more options. Our list of iPhone 6 camera tips and tricks will help you take better looking photos with your iPhone 6. There are some options you may be familiar with, but there are also others that are only on iOS 8 or the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. There are some options you may be familiar with, but there are also others that are only on iOS 8 or the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Camera Tips and Tricks
- HDR – take multiple photos that the camera merges together to deliver a photo that shows dark and light subjects and adds details to the shadows.
- Lock Focus & Lock Exposure – You can tap and hold on a spot to lock the focus and lock the exposure this is handy if you need to get the focus or exposure set up and then change the position of the subject to get a better looking photo.
- Tap on the Subject – The single most important thing you can do to take better looking iPhone photos is to tap on the subject. This sets the focus on that person or object and auto sets the exposure. We’ll show you how to manually change exposure below, but many times tapping on the right spot delivers night and day differences.
- Panorama – The video also covers how you can take a panorama on the iPhone with iOS 8. This allows you to move the camera from one side to the other to capture a wide-angle view of landscapes and other subjects.
- Filters – You can use filters while setting up your photo by tapping on the filter option to the right of the shutter button. This lets you add an Instagram like filter while you set up the shot for an easier way to get the photo you want.
- Manual Exposure – Tap the small sun icon and slide it up or down to adjust exposure before taking a photo. If things are too dark, slide it up to add more light to your photo.
- iOS 8 Camera Timer – Tap the small clock icon near the switch camera icon to set a 3-second or 10-second timer.
- iOS 8 Time Lapse Video – Slide to the time lapse option and record a long video that is compressed into seconds.
- iOS 8 Slow Motion Video – On the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus you can record super-slow motion at 240 frames per second. Slide to this option and tap record.
- iOS 8 Burst Photo – With iOS 8 on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 you can take a lot of photos really quick by holding the shutter button.