Once you’ve set the camera settings, you’ll be ready to shoot. Here are some tips for you.
Tap and hold the shutter button on the screen to record the video.
If you hold the shutter button and slide it to the right, it locks on recording video, so you don’t have to hold down the button.
Tap and slide to the left to take a burst of photos for as long as you hold the button. (A counter in the shutter button circle indicates how many images are in the burst.)
You can also use the volume buttons as a shutter button.
Adjust the photo exposure by tapping the screen and sliding your finger up and down to adjust the exposure.
Lock exposure and focus by tapping and holding where you want to focus.
When using the camera app, you’ll find the camera app’s other controls at the top of the screen, on either side of the Dynamic Island. These include controls for the flash and toggles for the Apple ProRAW setting and Live Photo.
Tap the small carrot arrow in the center of the top bar to reveal more controls. A bar below the picture frame gives you access to night mode (only appears when it’s dark), flash control, Live Photo toggle, exposure control, a timer, and filters.
The 14 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to video recording, either. In video mode, you’ll see the resolution and frame rate in the upper right corner. Want to change it? Just tap it. If you want more of a cinema film look, select 30 or 24 fps. For a smoother film, shoot at 60 frames per second. Below the carrot arrow in the center, you can see how much time you can record below if you’re shooting with Apple ProRes.
If you’re shooting at high resolution, which eats up a lot of storage space, you might see a “free resources” text button. This will move some of the old photos and videos on your phone to your iCloud storage account if there is an internet connection.
If you need to turn on the camera flash, you can do it in the light control feature for better-lit videos.
Apple’s new Action Mode does an excellent job of stabilizing shaky videos. Keep in mind, though, that you can’t shoot in full 4K resolution in Action Mode. It only allows for 2.8k, and there’s a slight crop to the image to stabilize the image.