Derek Powazek: ‘How to Take Halfway Decent Photos With an iPhone’

Great tip:

After some experimentation, I’ve found that the shutter does not fire when your finger goes down on the shutter button - it fires when your finger comes off. So one successful technique is to put your finger down on the button, line up the shot, then release to shoot. It helps lessen the lagtime.

It’s highly counterintuitive because while software buttons almost always work like this (activating on release), camera shutters always activate on press.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007