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How to set focus, exposure, and filters on Camera for iPhone and iPad

Part of why Apple's cameras are so good is that so much, including focus and exposure, is automagic!

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How to switch between the rear iSight and front FaceTime camera on your iPhone or iPad

The Camera app on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad lets you easily switch between the rear-facing iSight and front-facing FaceTime cameras. That means you're never more than a tap away from capturing a breathtaking landscape or... the obligatory selfie.

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How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad

With the Camera app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPhone, you can not only take photos and shoot video, but take photos while you're shooting video. Whether it's an amazing moment amid the action, or just a great composition you want to capture in its won right, there are times when you'll want to have your video and photo too! Luckily, Apple makes it easy to do.

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How to preview camera filters in real-time on your iPhone

The Camera app on your iPhone 5s can apply real-time filters to your photographs. That means you get to see their effects live in the preview screen, and make sure you like them, before taking your shot. Why filters? They're a great way to add some variety to your photos. While they aren't suited for every photo, they're definitely fun to play around with. Coming soon with iOS 8, you'll also be able to add third-party app filters to your photos, such as VSCO Cam and more!

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How to use burst mode camera to capture all the action with your iPhone or iPad

The Camera app on your iPhone makes it easy to take photos. But what if things are moving? Jumping, blinking, dancing, fidgeting, flipping? Not only do you have to worry about avoiding motion blur, you want to make sure you capture the action at just the right moment — the high point of the slam dunk, the fullness of the splash, the cross-of the finish line, the impact of the moment. With the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2, there's burst mode for that!

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How to quickly access your camera from Control Center on iPhone or iPad

If you need to quickly take a photo or shoot a video, and you're already using your iPhone or iPad, then Control Center is your best friend. Whether you're sending a message, to checking the weather, to crushing some candy, etc., thanks to Control Center you're only ever a swipe and a tab away from the Camera app and capturing the world around you!

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How to quickly access the Camera on iPhone and iPad

The iPhone's camera takes great photos under a wide range of conditions, but you still need to have it in your hands, ready to shoot, whenever the need arises.

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How to quickly edit and share photos and videos from the camera app on iPhone and iPad

In an effort to make your workflow faster, Apple lets you easily call up an embedded version of the Photo app right inside the Camera app.

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How to take a photo or shoot video using the volume up button with your iPhone or iPad

The Camera app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can take a picture or start a video with a simple tap of the big, round shutter button right on the screen. If you're trying to take a photo or shoot video one-handed, however, or even just depending on your position, even that big, round button can be out of reach. Luckily, Apple also lets you activate the shutter and take a picture or start recording with the volume up button.

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How to use the panorama camera on your iPhone or iPad

The Camera app on the iPhone and iPad lets you capture panoramas — much wider, much higher megapixel photos than are otherwise possible with the built in iSight lens. By taking a video-like stream of successive frames, the iPhone can stitch together a single photo greater than the sum of its parts. You can take a "pano" from either left to right or right to left, and you can even rotate your iPhone and take one from up to down or down to up.

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