Burst mode is great for when you are trying to photograph a moving subject such as a running animal or toddler or a someone playing a sport. By snapping images in quick succession, you’re more likely to get a shot that’s in focus and you may even have several keepers to choose from.
Burst Mode is available for iPhone 5s and up. To access it, just hold down the shutter button (or volume + button) and the iPhone will continuously take pictures until you lift your finger again.
Try This: While holding down the shutter button, you’ll see a counter at the bottom of the screen that tells you how many images you’ve taken.
iPhones have a feature called High Dynamic Range, or HDR. HDR allows you to take pictures that have high contrast light sources (for example, a bright sunset against a dark mountain) and better capture both the light or the dark area of the picture without losing details. The idea is that the resulting image will be truer to what the eyes see. It does this by taking three pictures, low, medium and high contrast in quick succession and then blending them to create a final HDR image. HDR is a good choice for stationary images with interesting lighting. Don’t try to use it for action shots though. There’s a good chance that when it blends the three images together, it won’t be sharp.
You can manually turn HDR on or off from the Camera app, but if you have an iPhone 5s or newer, you can just switch it to HDR Auto mode. In HDR Auto, when you point your camera at something, the iPhone’s camera sensor will determine if the image might need HDR correction.
Try this: Take a photo without HDR and then take the same image again using HDR. Compare the images side by side to see the difference.
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