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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Manual Camera and Triggertrap (5 of 5)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 2.2

Imagine our excitement when after years and years of mobile photography being so limited that we were able to shoot a photo using our phone and have an off-camera strobe go off to provide extra illumination. These capabilities have only recently become accessible. Sure, Nokia had manual camera control with their line of phones but what both Android and iOS both offer is comparably more mainstream.

When browsing the Android store of manual shutter control apps, I found the Manual Camera app that allows the user to set the ISO, shutter speed, focusing, white balance and many more parameters. But we had also recently got the Triggertrap Flash Adapter in for review.

And when using both of them together, we were able to shoot an image mostly illuminated by strobe.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials the Creative Timelapser (1 of 6)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 4.5

Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend. 

When it comes to creating timelapse videos, you only really need a few things. For starters, a big hard drive will help greatly–but what will also help are some of the right tools. As we’ve always said in our Essentials series, you can use whatever you want. But to give you some sort of guidance, we’ve created a kit for that type of stuff. Sure, time lapse videos are getting overdone, but if you find that you get a bit too tired of them, this kit will help you to transition into other things like studio work, landscapes and much more.

Overall, we’re emphasizing versatility for the creative timelapser.

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Triggertrap Redsnap

Normal people use lasers to annoy their cats. Not the guys from Triggertrap. They put a laser in their latest gadget so you can photograph the precise moment your cat jumps off the shelf. Or a balloon gets hit by a dart. Or a glass bottle shatters. What has so far only been possible with special equipment is now on its way to your camera bag, thanks to Triggertrap’s latest Kickstarter funding campaign.

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TriggerTrap Review

Triggertrap just announced version 2.0 of its mobile app that allows to remote-control any camera equipped with the Triggertrap dongle from your phone. Apart from a re-design that aims at making the app easier to use, version 2.0 also comes with a number of bugfixes and new features. One of these is the possibility to run the app in the background on Android devices, significantly reducing power usage. Among the features included in Triggertrap Mobile 2.0 is a timelapse mode with HDR function, smart shutter release functions that react to sound, a GPS signal, vibration and more, a long-exposure HDR mode, a dedicated star trail mode, WiFi triggering and more. The app is available for free on iTunes and will be available on Google’s Play Store soon.

More info on Triggertrap’s website.

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The folks over at TriggerTrap have created a website to be your one stop hub on everything having to do with Time Lapse videography/photography. It’s called PrimeLapse, and it showcases some carefully curated and kick ass time lapses that can be sorted via location, technique, and themes. But are also tutorials on the sidebar to teach you how to do time lapse shooting–it can be addicting, so don’t say that we didn’t warn you.

 

TriggerTrap Review

I would call timelapses a fad, but these tend to go away after some time. People have been pushing the envelope for quite some time now with some amazing short films. Some of which has created big stars like Tom Lowe and his forum. Getting started with a timelapse is a daunting task that can include just a still camera or many moving parts.

I’m here to talk about my experience with TriggerTrap which gives most cameras the ability to do a timelapse. TriggerTrap is essentially a team up between a great mobile app and a cable which connects your camera to your phone. Lets see what Triggertrap can do for you.

Update 11/11/2014: We’ve updated the review ot include some of the new features. All updates were done by Chris Gampat

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