If you’ve spent enough time on Instagram you’ve probably seen stunning pictures of highways at night streaked with impressive light trails. Or photos of waterfalls where the water looks as soft as fresh cotton.
With Spectre Camera, creating images like this is as easy as standing still for about five seconds. The app allows you to take long-exposure shots without the hassle of having to use a tripod, or transforming yourself into a living statue.
Normally, you’d want to keep the period of exposure as short as possible to keep the image sharp, because any movement while the shutter is open will result in a blurry picture. However, if you can keep the camera as still as possible you can use long exposure to create incredible effects.
Hold your iPhone stable using Spectre Camera’s handy stability icon and select how long you want the exposure to last. Press the shutter button and the app will take hundreds of pictures then merge them together to get the desired effect – all while keeping the elements that need to stay sharp in focus.
The result is not just a beautiful long-exposure shot that will make you the envy of all your social media followers, but also a Live Photo or video where the effect of the long exposure can be seen in picture-perfect clarity. Standard photos have just taken a back seat.