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Tools & Quick SettingsUpdated 9 months ago

The Fjorden Camera is equipped with multiple composition guides, flash settings, self-timer options and file formats accessible as a quick toggles next to the Capture Settings. 

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We are working hard to release more useful tools and full customisation of the user interface.

Check out our planned and proposed features on our roadmap ->

Composition Guides

Composition is a key element in any great photo, but it takes time to master and can be challenging for beginners. Luckily, there are a few composition rules that one can use when planning a shot.

Fjorden Camera includes three types of grids:

  • Rule of Third Grid
  • Dynamic Symmetry Grid
  • Square Grid

Rule of thirds

When starting out, one of the easiest ways to create a strong composition is by following the Rule of Thirds. This involves dividing an image into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, and placing the subject of the image at the intersection of those dividing lines, or along one of the lines itself.

Dynamic Symmetry

This grid is more commonly used in other art forms, such as painting or sculpture. However, some photographers also use this grid to help them compose their images.

The Dynamic Symmetry grid overlays the Rule of Thirds with diagonal lines, creating a harmonious framework of geometric relationships and symmetries.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Romania, 1975

Learn more about how Henri Cartier-Bresson used Dynamic Symmetry in his photography.


The Square Grid is less about composition itself, but more about framing a shot that will be cropped to fit in a square (commonly used on social media). 

File Formats

Fjorden Camera can shoot in JPEG, HEIF, RAW & ProRAW file formats, depending on iPhone model. 

Check the full list of device compatibility ->

Tap on the File Format Icon in Quick Settings to toggle the current format. 

On devices that support ProRaw, you can set your default RAW format from App Settings.

Flash Settings

Fjorden Camera has 3 flash modes:

  • Flash Auto - constantly evaluates if a flash is needed in the scene 
  • Flash On 
  • Flash Off

Tap on the Flash Icon in Quick Settings to toggle between flash modes. 


In Fjorden Camera you can set a timer for 3 or 10 seconds. 

Tap on the Self Timer icon in Quick Settings to toggle between durations. 

With the Self Timer turned On, a countdown will start when you tap the Shutter Button and the image will be captured when it reaches 0.

A self-timer can be useful in photography when you want to be part of a group photo or when you want to avoid any camera shake for long exposures. As a more flexible alternative, the Fjorden Grip can be used as a remote trigger.

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