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.