This isn’t anything new, but it was new to me. In fact I believe it has been around since iOS11 which came out about three years ago.
Lately we’ve been doing lots of trails and that involve water of some sort and I’ve found myself wishing that I took our dSLR camera with us so that I could take some long exposures of them. That got me looking to see if there was a way I could do it from my phone.
Turns out there is a really easy built in way. There isn’t any real control so the photos are what they are but I’ve gotten some decent results and have been going a bit overboard with taking them.
All you need to do is turn on Live Photo in the regular camera app and take a picture. When you’re viewing the picture you can swipe up and you get a few effects you can add, one of them is long exposure.
Here’s some of the photos taken over the past while.