Instagram, iPhone, Photo Editing, Photography

Trying New Things on my iPhone

It came to my attention last week that on certain iPhones, the new operating system has a feature that will help create a long exposure photo. Well, consider me distracted by a new thing! After a bit of tinkering, I managed to get this photo:


I had done a bit of research on how to set things up and this article I found to be the most helpful. It’s an annoying site with a bunch of attempts to get you to sign up for things, but the article itself is good. One point mentioned that was not mentioned in other articles, is the bit about setting the timer. That’s an important step. The author also used a tripod. I do not use a tripod with my iPhone. My iPhone is my simpler camera, it’s the one that I don’t have all the gadgets and extras for, but that’s me, I can see where a tripod would be helpful for something like this.

Also, I would like to point out that all the articles stated that you had to have an iPhone 6 or better for this to work. It does also work on the iPhone SE.

Pretty excited about this feature! feel free to leave your thoughts below.




34 thoughts on “Trying New Things on my iPhone

  1. I got half way through the linked article and had enough – it it was really great! I like what the photographer did with her children and the purple glow light.
    And “consider you distracted” – well I can see why….
    And your photo here is interesting and has a math in art feel.
    I would love to see the 3 second clip it was made from – but this was a fun post


  2. This is so interesting, taking a long exposure with an iPhone. It turned out pretty well and didn’t seem to be shake. You can certainly take long exposures without a tripod, and I guess you just managed to keep your phone still 🙂

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  3. I can see you having a lot of fun and getting interesting results with this one. Does the new feature work for panning too? If so, that could be another technique to try! 🙂


  4. Success. Yay! Your post reminded me that last week I tinkered with my Canon EOS SLR to get some self-photos for a documentation project. I, too, did not have a tripod for my iphone, but we’ve got one that the SLR can go on, so I put it up in the living room, read through the Canon manual to see how to set the timer, and Voila! I got several shots of myself as needed for my project. Felt so good to make it all work. Like you!


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