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iPhone 101: Take decent photos


There's one aspect of the iPhone that's counter-intuitive - the camera.

Unlike nearly every camera ever made, the iPhone takes a picture when the "shutter button" is released, not pressed.*

I've gotten some nice snapshots, but only after I figured out my current process:

  1. Press and hold the shutter button
  2. Compose the shot
  3. Release the button
Now, isn't that better?

*Yes, many digital cameras feature a "two-stage" process (half a press to focus, full to capture the image), but most take the photo upon a full press, not release, of the shutter button.

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