Camera App & it's Features

When using the app for a quick picture, I am always satisfied, it does a great job. It delivers a good quality picture within seconds of taking my phone out of my pocket thanks to it’s easy access and good user experience. I am able to use it’s well placed access points to get to the app and quickly snap a picture.

Where the app falls short, is when I want a nicer end product and am prepared to take my time on getting just the right composition. I am quite often disappointed with the lack of control options available. For example, if I require the use of a longer exposure to get streaks of light through my picture, if I want to use a lower ISO to eliminate some of the grain on my image, or if I want to control depth of field, I am not receiving what I hope for in a current generation smartphone (without going to third party apps).

 
 

PROPOSED ADJUSTMENTS

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The app should include advanced features that could benefit all the amateur and professional photographers out there using an iPhone. Various picture modes need to be quickly accessed to adjust the shooting settings easily. The users should be able to choose the settings they want all the way up to using a full manual mode with complete control.

These functions would take up precious space on the interface of the app, so I believe the best way to show these would be through switching a setting on. Turning on the setting would switch up the buttons in the camera app by hiding simple features like the filters and show advanced ones. The user would be prompted to turn on the advanced functions through Settings on their first use to let them know of these functions. 

There the user would also pick their favourite mode; one of the advanced modes can be always shown on the top toolbar to be accessed quickly. In the screenshots shown as an example, the favourite mode is manual.

This is the regular camera screen when the advanced functions are turned on. The main changes here are the manual mode and the camera flip in the top toolbar, and the mode selection button in the bottom right.

This is the regular camera screen when the advanced functions are turned on. The main changes here are the manual mode and the camera flip in the top toolbar, and the mode selection button in the bottom right.

When the mode selection button is pressed the screen shifts up to reveal the modes. The user can swipe left and right through them to select one.

When the mode selection button is pressed the screen shifts up to reveal the modes. The user can swipe left and right through them to select one.

The manual mode button is pressed to reveal the sliders to customize each aspect of the picture.

The manual mode button is pressed to reveal the sliders to customize each aspect of the picture.

 

To try out a simple prototype, click here!