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How To Do Long Exposure on iPhone in iOS 15

Long Exposure on iPhone

With every new iPhone and iOS upgrade, Apple keeps improving its camera. iPhone’s camera was my primary reason to switch from Android to iPhone. As a photography lover, I love to capture nature photos from my iPhone. Recently, I took many pictures in the Live Photo mode for a long exposure on iPhone. Thankfully, there is no need for any long exposure iPhone app anymore since the Long Exposure option was added within the Love Photo mode.

Whether you want to take a long exposure shot of a waterfall or moving vehicles at night from the iPhone, Apple’s Live Photo feature allows users to do long exposure on iPhone in iOS 15. This feature has been added to the iPhone on iOS 11. Many changes have been made from iOS 11 to iOS 15, and now it has become easy for iPhone users to take long-exposure photos on iOS 15. Let’s find out how to do it.

How To Do Long Exposure on iPhone in iOS 15

Step 1: Turn On Live Photo

First of all, you need to activate Love Photo mode from the camera. To do that, open the Camera and tap on the rounded earth-like icon (Live Photo) on the top on the camera.

Step 2: Capture the wide shot

After enabling Live Photo, you can take a picture of the wide-moving object. Make sure that you hold the iPhone steadily. When you capture any picture with the Live Photos mode, the image also records the movement of 1.5 seconds before and after the shot.

Step 3: Select Long Exposure Option

Once you have taken the final shot, open the image and tap on Live at the top left corner. Now you will see Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure, and you need to tap on Long Exposure to add the effect.

Extra trips while taking Long Exposure photos on iPhone

  • When you select Long Exposure from the three options, you will get the Long Exposure effect on the Photo on your iPhone. It means that once you have selected the Long Exposure option, the image will blur the moving object from the Photo.
  • As we said above, Live Photos take the shot while taking 1.5 seconds before and after the final shot; you need to make sure that you hold the device steady for 3 seconds to make the image stable. You can also use a tripod for better image stabilization.
  • Since Live Photos only save the image file in HEIC format, you can edit the image on the limited app or edit the image on computer apps.

How was your first long exposure shot on iPhone?

After following the above tips to take Live Photos and adding a Long Exposure effect on the Photo from the iPhone with iOS 15, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comment box. Do you know any other best iPhone photography tips? Don’t hesitate to share with other readers with the comments.

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He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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