iPhone Slow Shutter Cam

While reading a blog post about taking pictures of fireworks with a phone, I learned about the Slow Shutter Cam iOS app. I’ve been wanting this functionality for a long time, but apparently not enough to do some looking around. :)

Anyways, it’s great. You can set a timer (so you don’t get shake from pressing the “button” to start the exposure) and the duration of the exposure. The app handles the rest. It’s really brilliant. I used it handheld for the lame fireworks show we watched, with expected lackluster performance. Today, however, I took my phone and gorillapod to Cascade Falls in Saco and am very impressed with the results.

I’m quite impressed with the quality of the photos from such a tiny lens and sensor, and thrilled how far we’ve come both in hardware and app development.

Cascade Falls. 8 seconds.
Cascade Falls. 8 seconds.

The gorillapod doesn't mind getting wet.
The gorillapod doesn’t mind getting wet.

This fifteen second exposure really smoothed the water's surface. 15 seconds.
This fifteen second exposure really smoothed the water’s surface. 15 seconds.
Cascade Falls in Saco. 15 seconds.
Cascade Falls in Saco. 15 seconds.
I used the rock to anchor the foreground. 15 seconds.
I used the rock to anchor the foreground. 15 seconds.

4 Comment

  1. Jason Pooler says: Reply

    Impressive! I think I read that same article. Great photos as always!

    1. Thanks, Jason. I don’t recall the article about fireworks. I read so many. :)

  2. Wow, those pictures are really nice! It’s amazing what the Slow Shutter Cam app can do!

    1. Thanks. It’s not like the app did ALL the work. ;)

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