Long exposure iPhone photos

Long exposure iPhone photos

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.

Should Sleep Tonight

Should Sleep Tonight

The past few nights I have not been sleeping properly. A couple nights in a hotel and getting ready to go meetup with my team have led to some tossing and turning. 

This afternoon has been great though. Getting together with family and friends we went for a two hour hike through the woods to get to a little waterfall area. The kids did really well and didn’t complain at all until about the last five minutes that their legs were getting tired.