iPhone Photography Tip
Before I get to the tip – I want to take a moment to express my sincere sadness and horror at the recent movie theater massacre in Aurora Colorado. I have many family members that live out there and some friends. I prayed and prayed when I woke to the news that my family/friends were not impacted. I am extremely thankful that they weren’t. No physically anyway – but it is yet another massacre in Colorado and that is just terrible. It is not right. I hope we someday find out the motive for his madness. That won’t help the families with lost or injured loved ones. But there is always the question of “why”… What brings a person to that point? What is in his apartment that he just wanted the entire place to explode and take any emergency responders with it? So senselessly tragic. My heart goes out to everyone in that theater, in that theater neighborhood, in the apartment or apartment neighborhood and any family and loved ones.
Now on to the iPhone photography tip. I have a nice camera and I love it. I also have a Kodak easyshare. And I have an iPhone. I turn to one over the other in certain situations. This tip has to do with outdoor action.
The iPhone can take really nice photos outside – especially with nice sunlight. However, like any camera there is a slight delay when taking photos so when action exists you are always prone to missing certain shots.
With the iPhone though there is an application that you can download called StillShot. It was free when I downloaded it so hopefully it is still free for all of you. Basically you take a movie instead of a photo and through this application you choose minute pieces of the video and save them as photos.
It works great when you are taking photos of action but you (the iPhone) must remain stationary. If you move with the action the photos will come out blurry. StillShot takes a video and turns every single 1 second increment into about 17-19 photo frame opportunities.
Today I taught my children how to dive. I have tried many times but until today they have been very reluctant to participate in the process. But today they were more than willing. I didn’t know what photo opportunities I would have so I used this feature and figured I would take what I could get. But if I had used the photo feature I would have had one photo each and who knows at what stage of the dive. It turns out they did dozens of dives so I would have had more opportunities.
I LOVE these shots and that is an awesome dive for one of her very first. I must have been moving slightly (I was so excited for her) so there is a little blurriness in it.
The photos are relatively small so you could never blow them up to an 8×10 but for digital purposes and memories they are great!
Here is Anthony’s dive…
This is such an awesome application – don’t miss out. AND this is in no way a sponsored post. I merely want to make sure you all know this APP exists because it is so useful in preserving memories.
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