Chapter 6

Using the Camera

It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of a camera on a cell phone was considered crazy. Cameras on phones were widely considered unnecessary, frivolous additions to a device that should just focus on being really good at making phone calls. It took a little while, but having a camera on your phone started to grow in popularity. Once the trend started, it was less than a year before every phone sold had a camera built into it. They weren’t great cameras at first, and the screens on most phones were so small and so poor that you would have to transfer the picture to your computer to really enjoy it. That is not the case today.

Today, cameras on mobile devices are expected to take pictures that rival point-and-shoot ...

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