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Check your lipstick and discreet pics

Okay, you’re out and about and you need to shoot some discreet pics. How do you do that? Perhaps it’s a shot of the competition, or maybe it’s for reconnaissance purposes, or maybe it’s someone you want to meet. Whatever, let’s quickly review: turn the camera on, then hold the device to your ear as if talking but have your thumb over the Center button. Aim (this may take practice) and press Center for the pic.

Photograph yourself

Check your lipstick, your hair, or whether there’s shrimp cocktail sauce on your cheek. Whatever the reason, taking a photo of yourself is no easy task in the presence of company, so it’s best to wait for a moment when you are at least semi-alone.

  • Open the camera app.
  • If you have time, do the steps to the right, but in Step 2, choose On, no timeout in the pick list. This will leave the self-portrait on-screen, waiting for you to save it or trash it. If the shot isn’t quite right, use the 5-way to delete it and shoot again.
  • Find a way to turn the device around so the camera lens is facing you. Frame yourself in the convex mirror next to the lens, and press Center.
  • Or, forget about the deception and just take a picture of yourself. Some people who haven’t read this book might think it’s positively ingenious.

Discreet camera setup

  • The setting in Step 2 results in a slight delay after you take a pic before it is ready for the next shot.
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