Lock Camera Focus and Exposure Settings on iPhone 6

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Steps

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    To begin, press the home button in the bottom center of the phone one time.
    This takes us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe across the screen to enter the passcode area, or just use the Touch ID and press a finger against the home button.
    This will take us to the home screen.
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    We want to tap the camera icon.
    It's a black, old-fashioned looking camera with a gray background. We are going to place an item in the camera view to demonstrate how to lock the focus and exposure, and we're going to explain why it's important. We may have seen photos of people walking or a bridge with people moving in and out of it and we wondered how the photographer took that. It's because they set the focus to be either on an individual person or the bridge itself and then left the camera with that focus and exposure locked. With a traditional camera, that's how it always worked. Modern auto-focus features came in, which is what the iPhone has, so it refocuses every time something changes.
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    If we tap on the white part of the brush, we'll notice that the background gets very bright.
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    If we move the brush around, the focus constantly changes as we move it.
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    To lock the focus, we tap on the area we want to focus on, then press and hold.
    We will see "AEAF LOCK" at the top. That means that this is locked.
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    If we move the brush out and put a hand in the camera view, we can see it's the main part of the focus.
    We may want to lock the focus and exposure to make interesting photos. For example, without the hand in the picture, the background is very bright. If we put the hand in the shot, we can see the shadow from the hand which makes the background look cool.
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    We could also move the hand in front of the phone to have the shadow there.
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    We're going to take a photo by pressing the gray button at the bottom.
    Now we've got a very cool looking photo.
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    Tap on the image preview in the bottom left-hand corner to see the image.
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    Press the home button to close the app.
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    Tap on the camera icon again to open the app.
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    We will see that it has reset the focus and exposure.
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    When the focus and exposure are locked, we can tap anywhere on the screen to unlock it.
    We don't need to close or exit the camera, we can reset it quickly by tapping.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to lock the auto focus and auto exposure on the iPhone 6 so that it doesn't change, allowing us to take interesting images.
    If you have more questions about the iPhone 6 camera or need more details, please look at our other articles. Leave any questions or comments in the section below.
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