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ProShot puts manual controls where you need them (pictures)

Before making the jump to an expensive camera, learn the ins and outs of composing the perfect picture with ProShot.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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ProShot for iOS

Despite some confusing controls, ProShot takes great shots and will give you a better understanding of advanced photography tools.

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Initial launch

The first time you launch ProShot you're given the option to go through a tutorial, or view the field guide to outline which controls are where.

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Field guide

This is the field guide for ProShot. As you can see, it's nothing fancy, but then again, it doesn't need to be.

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Main screen

This is the main screen of ProShot (fish tank not included). On the right is your shutter button and advanced controls. Other controls can be found on the top, bottom, and left side of the screen.

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Auto, Manual, Program, Custom

There are several different modes available for you to shoot in. You can go from no control over various settings, to complete control over every single aspect of the photo you're taking.

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Menus

When you activate a menu for one of the adjustments or controls, it's placed atop the viewfinder. Any changes you make are immediately reflected giving you a live preview.

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The app's settings are basic, with the option to turn on the classic 3x3 grid and change the color of the tools within the app.

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Shooting modes

You can adjust shooting modes for burst captures, time-lapse, video or countdown timers.

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