iOS 8 might have only been an incremental update, but it has brought with it some of the features that Apple die-hards have been pleading for ages now. Most of these features such as ability to use widgets for quick glance information or interactive notifications have been a part of Android for a while now, and finally made way to iOS with the iOS 8 update, which will arrive this fall for the consumers. The camera application in iOS 8 too has been updated to include some interesting new add ons such as Time Lapse shooting and ability to change Exposure settings while composing a shot.
While it is easy to go to the Time Lapse shooting mode as it resides as a tab next to other options like Slo-Mo, Video and Photo in the app, changing the exposure while shooting could be a bit tricky. This is how you change it:
Go to your camera application on your iPhone.
Now compose the shot that you wish to take and tap on the subject you wish to focus on. Until now, tapping on the screen locked both the focus as well as the exposure for the shot and you just had to let go off the shutter button to take a picture.
With iOS 8, once you have tapped on a subject visible in the viewfinder, it will only lock the focus. Keep the focus window pressed and you will see a slider appear on the right hand side. This is the exposure slider which you can push up to increase the exposure and pull down to reduce it depending on what you like.
Once you have got the required exposure set correctly, you can go ahead and press the shutter button or volume up button to take the picture.
Fortunately though, if you miss out on adjusting the exposure of the shot while taking it, iOS 8 has brought the ability to do the same in the photos app as a post processing edit under the option of exposure/lightning, making life simpler. However, there are certain places such as low light shooting where you would not want to depend upon post processed shots and rather set the exposure while shooting to ensure the subject is shot clearly.
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