Help me learn how to use our iPhone camera quickly, please. Tips and Tricks welcome!

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Hello from distaff.

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Thanks very much, I guess,

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#1, I dont have an iphone, but I do have an #ipad

#2, just trump the builtin camera app with something you are comfortable with ! I am happy with Camera+

Without an icloud storage backup, or a flickr app; you'll chew up all your iphone/pad space.
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Without an icloud storage backup, or a flickr app; you'll chew up all your iphone/pad space.
Thanks nycank.

I have small/free iCloud storage - just for phone backup.

Backup of photos is planned to be directly to the MacBook Pro - but I don't exactly know how to do that. I have to figure out where the photos end up and how to get them from there to the MBP. Probably connect as I do when I do iTunes backup and drag and drop - but from whence to hence and how?

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Thanks hfot2 for this thread and nycank for your response.

I bought an iPhone SE 64 Gbyte about 10 months ago and used the iPhone camera as well as a DSLR during five months of travel last year. When out and about, the iPhone was always with me so it became my default camera for holiday snaps(and videos).

I usually edited photos from both iPhone and DSLR on the iPhone or my iPad using Photogene, an older editor app that I have been happy with. I was unaware, until reading this thread and checking Camera+, that there are camera/editor apps which exploit iOS10 features e.g. RAW. Something for me to try one day.

It is worthwhile having maximum memory in an iPhone if it is to be used for photographics. I backup with iCloud and Flickr.
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<<<Help me learn how to use our iPhone camera quickly, please. Tips and Tricks welcome!>>>

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I thought all Apple products come with free tutorials from Apple store?

Most computer tasks have to be learned hands-on. youtube is full of tutorials. You've already checked them, I guess?

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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Backup of photos is planned to be directly to the MacBook Pro - but I don't exactly know how to do that.
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See if this youtube tutorial can help. How to Transfer Files Wirelessly to MacBook.

(you can ask questions in the comments on youtube)

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... more iPhone basics http://www.gcflearnfree.org/iphonebasics/
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I transfer photos from my Android phone to my Macbook using bluetooth. To do this, you have to turn bluetooth on in both devices, and then select photos and choose "share" and then choose bluetooth and your macbook. Sometimes it refuses to "pair" with any given device for a while like a shy child, and then finally they become best friends. I no longer have to confirm that I want it from the computer's side. The photos appear in the"downloads" folder of my computer, which is easily found in the sidebar of any Finder window, or probably from the Documents folder. I try to rename them with sensible names as soon as possible and to shift them into other folders where they belong.
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@distaff - come back, i just saw the post.

To get better control of the output, process in-phone rather than in-computer, worth looking at VSCO app for iOS. It is rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes.

Maybe you're ready for it

Also iPhone 6 to MacAir should be via Airdrop. Bestest FT tech known to mankind (womankind too).

How big iphone? 128 Gb? Get Lightroom on phone and set up workflow.

@nir - colorful description of bluetooth ft.

The best phone cameras were on Lumia - Pureview. Those required some getting used to - to manually control ISO, Shutter, White Balance, etc. The iPhone camera is relatively simple (I've used my dad's 5s). I saw some output from a colleague's iphone7, Pureview still beats it for character.
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Thanks all for all your suggestions. I've been flat out trying to get everything packed - sorry I haven't come back sooner.

I really think we are the last people on earth to get a smart phone - everyone else knows how to do what I don't. I have fooled around with maps and Google translate which may come in handy.

To answer your question, Vaibhav, the phone is a 6s - 128 GB. I have about 60GB of music on it that I sync'ed over from iTunes from music that I copied long ago from our classical CDs. So about 40GB of free space.

I've done backups of the data on the phone to iCloud and to iTunes on our traveling MBP. I don't want to pay extra for iCloud storage for photos.

Knowledge base articles from Apple are quite good as is their free phone support here. I've recently found several websites that explain things even better along with pix.

I really haven't had time to test any of this out, but it appears from what I've seen that I can download the photos directly to iPhoto when I connect the phone to the MBP.

NonIndianResident, the BT sharing idea sounds good & easy (?). I want to try that as well but don't know if the system on my computer is older than what the phone wants to find. It seem like this is it: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201820 and it looks like it might work with Mavericks on the Mac.

AirDrop won't work for us yet: the traveling MBP is still on Mavericks which I like very much. I have to add more RAM before I can upgrade to Yosemite at least which is the first OS to allow AirDrop I believe.

I don't expect to use the phone camera as my main camera - we still will carry our 3 big cameras and one small camera. I hate taking the big one out to dinner and want to get shots of the fabulous Japanese meals. Also, since I'll likely always have the phone with us there have been times when we've been without cameras (rarely) and missed a shot that we really wanted.

When I have 15 minutes or so, I'd try downloading something. I've yet to take a photo, though I apparently did take 2 videos of my desktop without knowing it when I put the camera down the day after I got it.
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I took my first photo - of the little bag I got as a gift from a shop in Madurai which I'll be using for the phone.
I couldn't use any of the options suggested to get the photo onto the MacBook Pro. Our copy of iPhone is too old, our OS is too old - basically we're too old.

I thought the BT technique would work, but although I could get the phone to recognize the MBP and the MBP to recognize the phone and to pair with it - the MBP said the phone was not on the network. I don't quite know what step I'm missing - if I have time (yeah right) I'll call Apple - free with my applecare.

Then I thought of DropBox. I only have about 3GB of space there - but I don't intend to take a lot of pix on the phone - mostly dinners. I can upload the photos nightly quickly to dropbox and then download them to the MBP. Then delete them from DB if I run out of space. Time consuming - and not what I want to spend a lot of time doing - but a way to save photos until I can update everything .... need more RAM for updates of OS on MBP.
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AirDrop won't work for us yet: the traveling MBP is still on Mavericks which I like very much. I have to add more RAM before I can upgrade to Yosemite at least which is the first OS to allow AirDrop I believe.
Airdrop is not about Mavericks, as Airdrop has been supported since Lion, but it is about the hardware. Macs models before a certain year/version were not supported. Here is how to check if yours does - From the System Hardware (Apple menu, About this mac)
check the Wifi.

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Thanks, nyc.

From about this mac:...
Wake on wireless: Supported
Status : Connected

Nothing in between - where you show AirDrop.

MBP is late 2011 running Mavs.

BUT now I remember and found when I did it - I completely disabled AirDrop. A year back or so I read and got advice from a Mac guru of sorts that airdrop was vulnerable to attack. So, since we were traveling with the MBP to unknown places, I disabled the sucker.

I did read this on an Apple document:
"AirDrop system requirements:
To send items to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or to receive items from those devices, you need a 2012 or later Mac model with OS X Yosemite or later, excluding the Mac Pro (Mid 2012)."
source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203106

Dropbox seems to work for me for photos thus far - I've tried one! - I don't expect to take many shots with it.

What's with burst? I took one photo and it says 1 Burst. I recall reading holding the button and it takes many - if it says 1 are there 2 shots, or just the one which is all I see?

Back to last minute packing and fears about the Nor'easter coming our way just as we are outbound.
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Nothing in between - where you show AirDrop.

MBP is late 2011 running Mavs.

BUT now I remember and found when I did it - I completely disabled AirDrop. A year back or so I read and got advice from a Mac guru of sorts that airdrop was vulnerable to attack. So, since we were traveling with the MBP to unknown places, I disabled the sucker.
Go to Finder>Preferences and enable Airdrop. MBP is not Mac Pro.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Go to Finder>Preferences and enable Airdrop. MBP is not Mac Pro.
? Sorry for my lack of clarity. MBP is my abbreviation for our MacBook Pro (actually 2 of them - so Pros) Not a Mac Pro, but a MBP = MacBook Pro.

I really really disabled AirDrop - it's not even in Finder.
Maybe the vulnerability is no longer, but it was pretty scary.

Here's the article that got me to disable it
:https://threatpost.com/bug-in-ios-an...irdrop/114681/

and here's a part of the discussion that says how to do it:
...AFAIK any OS with AirDrop is vulnerable.

Two things to do to be sure it's nuked completely. In Security/Privacy, click the + button for Firewall Options, then go to /System/Library/CoreServices and select NetworkBrowserAgent. Next, set to block incoming.

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In Terminal, enter

defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser DisableAirDrop -bool YES

the whole discussion can be found here:
http://x704.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=...3B+iOS&start=0

Dropbox may not be the solution, but...???
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post but it was pretty scary.

Dropbox may not be the solution, but...???
Airdrop, as I use it, and as it should be used, is when two devices are really really close ! So close that you can touch the sender (or yourself)

Most of the time it is less than my arm's length !

Oh well...

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