Us­ing panorama cam­era in IOS 6

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iPHONE 5 own­ers may have seen a TV ad demon­strat­ing the phone’s new panorama photo fea­ture, with a long line of chil­dren in fancy dress against a white back­ground. But if you’ve updated your iPhone 4S to iOS 6, you have the ca­pa­bil­ity as well. iPod Touch (fifth gen) own­ers are also good to go.

Ba­sics

Go to your iPhone cam­era and hit Op­tions and Panorama. An ar­row in­di­cates where to turn to take your photo. Tap the ar­row if you want to go in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. For a wide panorama hold the phone in por­trait mode and for a long, skinny shot, hold it in land­scape mode. Click your cam­era icon to start your panorama and click it again when you want to stop.

Tips

Slow and steady gets the best qual­ity im­ages. Aim to keep the ar­row on the mid­dle of the line as it trav­els across the screen. Think about ex­po­sure first, par­tic­u­larly if your sub­ject has dark and light tones. Choose which area needs to be prop­erly ex­posed and lock the ex­po­sure by hold­ing that point on the screen be­fore you shoot your im­age.

Next step

Have some­one stand in the edge of your panorama and when you pan past them, have them run be­hind you and back in line ready to be in the shot as you continue to pan. It’s a bit gim­micky but your sub­ject can be in two places at once.

ROD CHESTER

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