Love to take photos using your phone? So do I! In fact I use it more than my big camera lately. It’s always with me and super handy. Plus it takes pretty good pictures.
Your built in iPhone camera is pretty good, but one way to make it even better is to download the Camera+ app. It’s 1.99, but I use it all the time. I’ve actually hidden the iPhone’s standard camera in one my folders and moved my Camera+ app to my bottom row of most used apps. It’s what I use to take all my iPhone pictures.
Why it’s better:
1. Set both exposure & focus. Touch the screen and pinch apart your fingers (probably a technical term for that) and you can choose your focal point and exposure separately. Why is this important? If you want your focal point to be in the middle of the screen and when you focus on your subject it’s too bright, you might need to adjust the exposure by setting your camera’s meter reading to another point in the image. Just move the exposure circle around until you get the best exposure for your image.
2. Lets you use a timer. My iPhone 4 camera does not have a timer feature. I’m sure at some point they will add that or they may have already, but my Camera + app has a built in timer feature. This is great for getting you in the picture!
3. Save only what you like. The app automatically saves the photos you take to a lightbox (unless you tell it to save them all to your camera roll). That way you can go through and only save the one you want to your camera roll. I often get the “storage full” message when I attempt to take a photo with my built in iPhone camera, but for some reason it will let me use the camera + app to take pictures instead.
It also has some pretty neat editing tools that I haven’t fully explored, but you might like them.
If you love to take pictures with your phone and are always trying to improve them, give it a try. I think you’ll like it.