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​Apple now has a how-to guide for iPhone camera users

Apple's videos and tips suggest that hidden camera features aren't always instantly intuitive.

It's not exactly easy to figure out how to finesse shooting photos on phones. iPhones don't come with a clear manual. That may be the inspiration behind Apple's new site dedicated to camera tips and how-to videos, which just went live today.

Among the topics and tips:

  • How to shoot during golden hour (Arrive before sunset > Use the sun to front-light your subject > Tap the display to focus and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo)
  • How to shoot a horizon (Turn on Grid in settings (Settings > Photos & Camera > Grid On) > Turn on HDR for better highlights and shadows > Frame the horizon along the grid lines > shoot your photo)
  • How to shoot a sunset silhouette (Place subject in front of the sun > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo)

Some of the advice may seem obvious, but the 16 videos suggest that the iPhone can use a more in-depth user guide for some of its increasingly complicated features. At the least, it's another good resource for newcomers. (Of course, we also have some tips.)