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How to Photograph Fireworks with your iPhone

July 4, 2013
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1. Use a tripod:

To capture the light from the fireworks, the camera must operate at a slower speed which means that if you move even a tiny bit, the image will be blurry and shaky. If you can’t get your hands on a tripod, try to place your iPhone on a steady surface where you can easily capture the action. I’m a big fan of Joby and their famous GorillaPods, they’re very versatile and portable. Now they have a GorillaMobile just for the iPhone!

2. Turn off your flash

3. Use self-timer:

Even a minor bump can cause the iPhone to shake when you take a picture. So it’s always a good idea to use an app that has self-timer.

For a great camera app that has self-timer you can try

It seems to be on sale for the 4th of July holiday!

4. Use long exposures:

The best way to capture the beautiful light trails from the fireworks is using longer exposure times.

has an actual light trail option. You select that option by first going to the “Capture Mode” menu:

I’ve use the following settings:

  • Shutter Speed: 1 s.
  • Sensitivity: 1/4

Just remember that the rule is:

The lower the sensitivity (1/32 lower than 1/4), the slower speed you can use to capture the action.

The slower the speed, the more time you have to get longer exposures with longer light trails. Try out different settings, eventually you’ll get to one you really like.

5. Get an app you like:

There are many options other than Slow Shutter Cam on the App Store for camera apps with slow shutter speed settings, just do a search for “Slow Shutter” and download one that suites you the best.

6. Have fun!

Just have fun, experiment and be surprised with what comes out. No two images will be alike.

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Disclaimer: We have no affiliation with either Joby or Slow Shutter Cam, we’re just big fans!

Independence Week Celebration – 50 App Giveaway – [CLOSED]

July 2, 2012
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Our Independence Week Celebration Giveaway is officially closed!

Jennifer B. you are the winner! You will receive a message from us via the email you provided. Thank you!

The winner was selected at random powered by Random.org.

We would like to thank everyone who entered, without you this wouldn’t be possible. We would also like to thank all the amazing people who have supported us along the way and helped us spread the word, you know who you are!

Your 4th of July and Summer activities were amazing, it was like looking straight into a Norman Rockwell painting. We are planning on creating a special post dedicated to those magical moments. Stay tuned!

Celebrate Independence Week by entering for a chance to win an unbelievable prize of 50, yes FIFTY apps for the whole family!

After you enter the giveaway, head on over and read our Tips for Taking Fireworks Pictures with your iPhone!

Guidelines:

There are multiple ways to gather points and increase your odds of winning this bundle:

  • Tell us how you heard about this giveaway: 5 pts.
  • Tweet about the giveaway: 4 pts. per tweet per day
  • Leave a blog post comment about your favorite Fourth of July or Summertime activities: 4pts.
  • Like each Developer’s Facebook Page: 1 pt. per page.

Prize:

One lucky winner will receive:

Schedule:

This giveaway will be open for entries from July 2nd, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT to July 13th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT.

The winner will be selected at random on July 13th, 2012 powered by Random.org and will be announced via the Rafflecopter form and direct email to the winner right after the App Friday party.

Disclaimer:

iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple, Inc. shares no affiliations with Zen Labs LLC or Kid-Capsule.

Content purchased from the iTunes Store is for personal lawful use only. Prize apps are not to be sold or re-distributed in any way without prior consent.

Some app gift codes may be redeemed only by, persons in the United States, its territories, and possessions.

Some apps on the list might change throughout the week.

How to enter:

Gather points by filling out as many entries as you can from the Rafflecopter form below.

If you have accessed this page from the Facebook app on your phone and cannot see the Rafflecopter form, copy this url http://kidcapsuleapp.com/blog/?p=684 in your mobile or computer browser and that should solve the issue.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Questions?

Drop us a line on our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Remember to add the kidcapsuleapp.com domain to your Spam safe lists.

Terms and Conditions:

No purchase is required for entry. 1 entry will be randomly selected to receive one (1) copy of each of the prize apps for a total of 50 apps. Winner will be contacted via the email address provided in their entry. Giveaway ends on July 13th, 2012 at 12:00 A.m. EDT (July 12th, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. PDT). Family, friends or otherwise affiliated to Zen Labs LLC may not enter. Zen Labs LLC will not sell nor use contestants’ information for anything outside of notifying entrants or otherwise communicating with the contestant. All federal, state and local applicable taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Some of the prizes involve gift codes that may be redeemed only by persons in the United States, its territories, and possessions. iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc. Apple, Inc. shares no affiliations with Zen Labs LLC or Kid-Capsule. Apple, Inc. does not endorse this giveaway, Zen Labs LLC or Kid-Capsule. Content purchased from the iTunes Store is for personal lawful use only. Prize apps are not to be sold or re-distributed in any way without prior consent. Zen Labs LLC reserves the right to cancel the contest at any point for any reason.

Pesky reminders: please do not reproduce photos or graphic materials without our written consent. All photographs are copyright Anahelena Natera.

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