How to Adjust the Camera Settings on an iPhone

by KR Knowlin

The iPhone 4 camera is equipped with various settings and options to help you capture optimal photos on the go. Adjust the camera settings on your iPhone to activate the rear-facing or front-facing camera. Change flash settings when lighting conditions call for it or choose to capture High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. High Dynamic Range blends three different exposures into a single picture for better image quality. You can even adjust the iPhone's zoom just as you would on a regular digital camera.

1

Tap the "Camera" icon on your Home page. The camera application will load on your screen displaying whatever subject is facing the rear camera.

2

Tap the lightning bolt at the top-left of the display to view flash options. Select "On," "Off" or "Auto" to apply a flash setting to the camera.

3

Tap the "HDR" button at the top-center of the display to turn on the HDR feature. Tap the button again to turn off HDR.

4

Tap the center of the screen to bring up the onscreen zoom control slider. Drag the slider to the right to zoom in. Drag the slider left to zoom out.

5

Tap the small camera icon at the top-right of the display to switch to the front-facing camera.

About the Author

KR Knowlin has worked extensively in the theatre in numerous capacities. Past credits include: "Stop Kiss" (Director, Center Stage Productions), "Phaedra's Love"(Director, Chapel Theatre), "Quills" (Sound Engineer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Mind's I" (Sound Designer, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '09), "Paternal Eternal" (Playwright, Spoleto Festival USA: Piccolo Spoleto '08) to name a few.

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