Killer Long Exposure App For Smartphones - iPhone and Android devices.

Have you ever tried taking photos with your android or iPhone at dusk or evening?  and then you look at your photo for review and discover it looks grainy? There's an app I like to use called Cortex Camera which takes dozens of images within a few seconds and combines them into a crisp clear image.  

This image below was taken at dusk low light using the app. 

 San Diego downtown core using cortex camera app with iPhone6 

San Diego downtown core using cortex camera app with iPhone6 

this image below was taken using my regular iphone camera moments before the above image:

 This is the same location and different image shot with my same iPhone6 smartphone camera.

This is the same location and different image shot with my same iPhone6 smartphone camera.

What you will notice from the photo, apart from other standard photos taken with your regular mobile device camera, is this photo looks more like a long-exposure. The buildings appear more crisp and illuminated. The highlights in the lighting and the reflection in the water has more of a smeared lighting effect that wouldn't happen if you just use your regular smart phone camera.  

The best thing about this app is Once you click the shutter to take the picture it compiles dozens of image in four or five seconds. It then compiles the images for you into one crisp slightly longer exposed image. All you have to do is point and shoot but keep your hands very still and don't move until the counter bar is finished. Ultimately he would like to have a mini tripod if you can. For this image above, I didn't have a tripod so I braced the smartphone camera on a ledge on top of the railing. even a better image than I anticipated. 

Whether you are doing photography as a hobby or a professional photographer traveling with your smart phone camera, this is definitely one of the applications you need in your photography arsenal. 

 ~~~ Gregg Jaden