Feld Notes

Aug 2018

Long Exposure with iPhone

A relatively recent iOS software addition that I wish that I could use more often is long-exposure photography. Live photos have been impressive since the feature was launched with the iPhone 6s but the inclusion of new effects made it even more appealing. It’s simply amazing to me that iPhones can now take pictures with effects that were once reserved for the world of manual DSLRs.

Moving water is arguably one of the nicest things to shoot with long exposure and since I spend most of my day at a desk, that does explain why I don’t use it as much as I would like.

They add a really cool feeling of motion and do have somewhat of a different look from equivalent pictures that are taken with DSLRs… their haze creates an almost dreamlike quality.

I had a look through my photo library and found a number of particularly nice ones around the city of Wollongong.

If you own an iPhone and aren’t taking live photos, then you should give it a go.