Take Burst Mode Photos with the iPhone 6 Camera

Edited by Grimm, Amanda, Eng

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Steps

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    To get started, press the home button one time
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    This will take us to the lock screen.
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    Swipe or slide across
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    Enter a PIN or passcode or just press a finger or thumbprint on the home button
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    Either of these actions will unlock the phone and take us to the home screen.
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    Find the Camera icon
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    There couldn't be a more obvious icon than this. It's an old camera on a gray background, and it's labeled "Camera". Give the Camera icon a single press. This will open up our Camera app. Before we get into actually taking the photos, we're going to explain what burst mode is. Burst mode is where the phone takes a series of images at approximately ten per second. Those images will capture, for example, something moving across the screen, or moving in and out. In particular, it's a very useful feature for taking photos of children, taking photos of animals or wildlife, or of someone walking. It's great for any type of a scene where we would normally press the "PHOTO" button and try and capture an exact moment.
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    Let's consider an example
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    Say that we only had one chance to take a photo of a hand moving across the screen, and we wanted to take the perfect photo. In our opinion, the perfect photo happens to be right here, with fingers just sort of closing in on that text in the background, like scissors. Now, we couldn't do that easily if the hand was moving, and we didn't have control. But as the photographer, we want to get that photo.
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    So, let's try and capture it as we move a hand down
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    Each time we try and capture it, it's just not perfect. Rather than go through this exercise of futility, let's start over. We will delete the bad photos, press the home button to go to the home screen, and tap on "CAMERA" again.
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    Press and hold the "PHOTO" button
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    When we press and hold that "PHOTO" button, this iPhone 6 camera is going to take approximately ten photos per second. Now we have a series of images. Let's view them.
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    Tap the image icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen
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    Look in the top left-hand corner of the image
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    This says "Burst (32 photos)". This is a series of 32 different images of our hand moving quickly across the screen.
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    Tap "Select" in the bottom of the screen
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    Scroll through each of the images to find the one that is the perfect image
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    Tap, hold and drag the bottom bar of images to scroll more quickly
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    We can see the hand moving down until we have, more or less, that perfect photo we were after. Our hand is a little farther off the wall than we would have liked it to be, so there is a shadow cast over that. Next time, I would ask the subject just to move their hand down the wall without actually having it off of it. But this illustrates the power of this particular feature. It's also great if we want to create a little moving image collage of something.
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    Tap "Cancel" in the top left
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    This takes us out. We will keep our burst of photos set.
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    Press the home button to get back to the home screen
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    From there, we can begin using our camera or our iPhone as we normally would.
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    If you have questions or comments about this video, let us know in the section below
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    We will be happy to help you. If you want to know how to edit those images or choose and select them from the burst mode, make sure you check out our video on how to edit and choose burst mode photos. That way, our phone doesn't get crushed by a huge stack of 32 or 50 or 100 images. As ever, thanks for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you in our future videos.
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