Long exposures with iPhones

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Long exposures with iPhones

Did you know that you can do a long exposure shot with an iPhone..... I didn’t.
follow these steps to take a long exposure shot with your iPhone:

Open the Camera app
Turn on Live Photos (an icon with concentric circles at the top of the screen)
Set the self-timer (a clock-shaped icon to the right of Live Photos) for 3-10 seconds. Using the self-timer for long exposure shots reduces camera shake. ( Additional tip, you can also use the volume button on your wired iPhone headphones as a remote shutter release to reduce shake)
Position your iPhone on a tripod and frame your shot.
Tap the shutter button to take a Live Photo
Open the Photos app and find the photo.
Swipe up on it to reveal Effects
Swipe left until you see the Long Exposure effect. Tap on it to create your long exposure photo.
If for some reason you aren’t happy with the results, you can easily revert back to the original Live Photo by tapping Live in the Effects menu.

You can duplicate the photo to have both or take two shots and convert one.

This one was converted to long exposure, not the best example but shots of waterfalls would work great on a tripod to steady them up.

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Re: Long exposures with iPhones

Works handheld too- somehow renders edges without having to hold perfectly still Good

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Re: Long exposures with iPhones

Night vision long exposures similarly don’t require a tripod. Just hold fairly still. This is a 1 sec exposure, way after dark.

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Re: Long exposures with iPhones

Great tips for iPhone users. Also, you can take night photos to include stars. Here is a hand-held iPhone time exposure at night of a moon rainbow with the constellation Orion overhead. You will need to click on the photo to enlarge it, if you want to see the stars.

Barrett

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Re: Long exposures with iPhones

Amazing photo one of the best you've ever done. You should enter that in a contest or send it to one of the astronomy magazines! Where was it taken? Most of those stars aren't naked eye in the metro area. You should at least NFT it.

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Re: Long exposures with iPhones

Photo was taken this year near Monteverde in Costa Rica. Glad you like it!

Barrett

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