iPhone Photography: Slow Shutter Cam

Now that you have the free Alt Photo and installed the latest update, let’s talk about other fun iPhone apps. Here is one for shooting long exposures.

Slow Shutter Cam

Note that this is Slow Shutter Cam by Cogitap Software, not Slow Shutter by Tomoki Kobayashi. This app lets you take long exposures or play with light painting. I don’t have any light painting examples made with Slow Shutter Cam, but if you like that topic then check out our other articles here and here.

Here are some shots I took with Slow Shutter Cam. Water usually works well. With a 15 second exposure I get enough averaging that the result looks smooth.


I’m pretty sure the iPhone camera cannot actually take a single long exposure. Instead, apps like this shoot many individual photos and then average them. As a result, you may occasionally see a little bit of stuttering when there is fast movement in the scene. You can see that in the fireworks below. Still, it’s pretty cool for 99 cents!


Exposure X4

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About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.

One Comment

  1. Angy Chesler May 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you, this is just what I was looking for.

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