Chapter 1. iPhone Camera Essentials

Using the iPhone camera couldn’t be simpler. Tap the screen, and presto, you’ve got your photo. That’s all there is to it, right? Well, not exactly. As it turns out, the iPhone camera is deceptive in its simplicity.

Think of your iPhone camera as a blank slate, just waiting for you to transform it into the most amazing camera you’ve ever owned—an inspiring tool for photographic experimentation and creativity. With the help of an innovative ecosystem of photography apps, you’re able to convert the iPhone’s bare-bones camera into a magical camera-and-darkroom combo. Soon enough, your iPhone camera will be as feature-filled as a digital single-lens reflex (SLR)—and far more fun and versatile. One minute you’ll be ...

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