How to take long exposure photos on iPhone

Long exposure photography involves capturing a photo over a longer period of time than normal, this is done by using a slower shutter speed. Since there is no way to adjust the shutter speed in the native Camera app, your iPhone camera is not the most optimal device you can use for long exposure photos. However, you can still achieve similar results from Live Photos to create long exposure shots.

How to take long exposure photos on iPhone

Learn how to take long exposure photos on iPhone

Here’s how to take long exposure photos on iPhone. Before you start, make sure Live Photos is turned on. For the long exposure part of the shot, you will need a moving subject and a sturdy surface to set your device on. If you hold your iPhone in your hand, you might mess up the image due to camera shake.

  1. Take a photo where there is plenty of movement. Make sure you take multiple shots of the scene you want to capture.
  2. Open the Photos app > tap on that image.
  3. Swipe up to reveal options with different preview shots.
  4. Swipe all the way left to the Long Exposure effect. Tap on it to create your long exposure photo.Learn how to take long exposure photos on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to take long exposure photos on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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