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Video:How to Take Photos on an iPhone

with Elisa Pupko

Taking high-quality photos is one of the best features of the iPhone. This video from will teach you how to take photos on an iPhone.See Transcript

Transcript:How to Take Photos on an iPhone

Hi, I'm Elisa Pupko for and here's how you take a photo with your iPhone.   

Basic Camera Settings

The first thing you want to do is find your camera on your home screen and give it one tap. Now you're looking at the camera lens. Before taking a photo, you have a couple of options – you can turn the flash off, on, or have it be auto, so it'll take a flash if it's too dark. You can also turn the screen around and take a picture of yourself. To focus, you just tap the screen once, and the focus square will appear and you can put your subject inside that square.

Advanced iPhoto Settings

If you're a camera buff, there are a few other options you have – at the top, you can click Options and you can turn the grid on, which gives you camera thirds. When you take a photo, you can either take it vertically, or turn it sideways and take a horizontal photo. Another option you have is to turn on or off HDR – High Dynamic Range. If you're taking a photo in less than ideal conditions, you can turn this on to maximize the best photo possible.   

Taking Photos

To take a photo, you tap the little camera button, right at the bottom of the screen once – and it'll take the photo for you, and make that sound. Once you've taken the photo, you can view the photo – in the bottom left corner you will see a little icon of the photo. Tap that once and your photo will appear.   

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