Slow Shutter Cam brings new life into your device's photo toolbox by letting you capture a variety of amazing slow shutter speed effects that you only thought you could get with a DSLR. Continue reading to learn more about this unique app!
• Featured numerous times by Apple:
- App Store Essentials: Camera & Photography
- Photography for Professionals - Total Control
- Shot on iPhone 6 - Shoot Beautiful Photos
- Extraordinary Photo Apps
- Best New App
• Nominated for the 2010 and 2011 "Best App Ever Award - Best Photo App"
"It’s one of those rare photography apps that creates effects that few others are capable of, and it does it easily and with better results."
— Marty Yawnick, Life In LoFi
How many times have you tried to capture artful images with your iPhone camera but were left wishing you had more features to work with? Slow Shutter Cam puts an end to mere snapshots and gives you some of the most powerful features of a DSLR camera. All this, in a package that fits in your pocket.
Slow Shutter Cam offers three capture modes to capture unique images:
MOTION BLUR: Equivalent to the shutter priority mode on a DSLR, the Motion Blur mode is perfect for creating ghost images, waterfall effects or suggesting movement in your photographs by adding a blur.
LIGHT TRAIL: The Light Trail mode allows you to 'paint' with light, show car light trails and fireworks or capture any other moving light in a unique way. Unlike shooting with a DSLR and being tied to specific rigid settings to obtain good results, the Light Trail mode takes care of the essentials, letting your creativity soar!
LOW LIGHT: In low light conditions, this capture mode allows the camera to accumulate every photon of light hitting the sensor. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate. You can even fine-tune the result using the exposure compensation slider to achieve the exact effect you want!
• Unlimited Shutter Speed and manual ISO
• Option to resume capture
• Real time live preview - See the result in real time
• Innovative 'Freeze' and ‘Blur Strength’ controls
• Tap to adjust focus/exposure
• Time-lapse Intervalometer
• Apple Watch support and handy Self-Timer
• Full resolution support on every devices
With Slow Shutter Cam on your iPhone or iPod touch you get the features of a DSLR camera with the convenience of a device that you can drop in your pocket and take with you wherever you go. Download it now and put an end to mere snapshots!
Search #slowshuttercam on Instagram or visit the "Slow Shutter Cam - iPhone" group on flickr for amazing samples!
Slow Shutter Cam Positive Reviews
Good but noisy night photosOnly used the Low Light capture mode. The controls are easy to use so I rarely needed to review the instructions. I like how the display shows the image live. Night photos are bright, showing stars fainter than the unaided eye can see. Photos show the brightest dark sky objects such as M31 even from the bright skies at home! Photos are noisy even with High Noise Reduction. Longer exposures are slightly less noisy. Use at least 8 sec to reduce noise; 30 sec has slightly less noise and no star trailing. I usually use the app when I put the iPhone in a Pocket Tripod, a plastic holder that folds up to fit in a wallet..Version: 4.9.4
It’s good, but low light isn’t. (11pro max)First things first I am using the 11 pro max. I tried using this for low light and night sky photos both, and while the app itself isn’t too bad, it just doesn’t work right. The low light photos come out blurry, iso messes with the color of the environment if it’s too low, but if it’s too high then the photo is way to bright, and the noise reduction doesn’t seem to help. I understand real iso should be adjusted to the correct level but iso should also be as low as possible to reduce noise in the photo and not change colors. If this is remotely what you’re going for and have an iPhone 11 I wouldn’t even bother because the low light on these phones outplays this app with the quality it produces, even if it can’t get super bright..Version: 4.9.2
An amazing creative toolI’ve been using this app for years now — it’s my all-time favorite app (and I’m an app junkie). I never write reviews but this one deserves recognition - heck, I keep it on my tool bar. This app has loads of professional controls (I don’t profess to understand them all but they are a lot of fun to play with). It takes fantastic (and forgiving) selfies — set the self timer and intervalometer, stand in front and just be natural... talk, dance, be still, whatever. The creative possibilities of this app are endless..Version: 4.8.1
Nice tool. Could use a few tweaks.Love the app and use it a Fair amount as I love motion blur and light trails. Here the thing though...I really wish I could take several shots, and go back and edit them later. I miss out on some good action because I have to shoot, edit, save, and clear the image before I can take a second shot. Solving that would be awesome. Maybe it’s something they could put on a future release.
Or maybe that capability is there and I’m just too dumb to find it.
Would also be cool if it didn’t think I wanted to compost every shot. Could you make a setting that clears the shot after saving or something?.Version: 4.8.1
THE ONLY WAY YO MAKE PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY A TRUE ARTLook, I did the photography thing. Manual camera. Developed my film. Etc, etc.
Back then, there were no digital SLR’s. In fact, digital cameras were just point and shoot devices, a novel new thing to hook up to your powermac G4. Sure there was photoshop but digital art was still generally viewed warily by the art community at large.
With manual cameras, you gotta painstakingly adjust every single thing, from the camera itself, to your own physical position, and take things you can’t control into consideration; ambient lighting, ugly backround objects, etc. In the end you can’t just edit the photo and erase this or that.
My point? I CAN NOW USE MY PHONE AND TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AT NIGHT UTILIZING THE SAME SKILLS AS I DID WITH A MANUAL CAMERA. AND THEY ARE AMAZING.
Thank you slow shutter devs. You have truly made an impact on my life..Version: 4.9.9
This took great phone pictures in Asia!Love this app. A few summers ago, I could either afford a fancy digital camera or a plane ticket to Taiwan from a neighboring country where I was working. I picked the latter, and armed myself with my iPhone 6 and this app. I got such amazing pictures! Love the slow shutter for water blur effects with a tripod, and how the night camera lights up my images. It remains one of my favorite trips, and this app helped me capture some of my favorite pictures..Version: 4.6.2
Worth every coin.Depending on how hardcore, you as an artist, in the field of computer art of any kind, souls have this app. With just the little it has, the amount of abilities you can find in those is fascinating. I know I have created some pieces that I couldn’t creat any other way. This is probably that, diamond in the rough, one needs to have within their Arsenal!
Thank you for the creation of this app.
Highly recommended!!.Version: 4.9.3
The best camera app on appstoreOut of all camera apps I've tried in iPhone, this might be the best app that gives the most controls to the users. You can even shoot I'm bulb mode. I'm not sure if this actually controls the shutter speeds or it is just another illusion effect that it uses but the night pictures look great using this app. Totally worth the money. Five out of five..Version: 4.6.2
Good alternative for heavy dslr camerasI haven’t rated this app since time I purchased it cause I haven’t been satisfied with footage made by shaking hands. Then I bought a lightweight selfie stick with tripod, and right after, I tested this app again. So it works just perfect now. Just don’t forget to keep your phone still and you get better pics..Version: 4.9.2
So Far So Good...Took some amazing photos of two mountain streams coming together into one-definitely use a camera stand or some other stabilization for your phone otherwise you will be deleting every photo if your trying any blurring... only 4 stars because I haven’t really used it more than once or any of the other options...once I have I will update my review! But so far so good!
My go to app for photographing waterfallsI think this is the best slow shutter speed app out there. It does a great job at motion blur. I haven't tried the light trail or low light modes, but hope to try these this summer. Two additions that would make this a primo app would be a tiltmeter and the ability to shoot in RAW. Thanks.Version: 4.8.1
Thanks... for no help.This app was supposed to help me take a picture in the dark... at night.... but I’m still getting blurry/grainy photos. I steadied myself, I tried HDR I messed with the shutter as well as anything else that was supposed to help, but I never got one good picture. All I wanted to do was take a picture of the Blood moon. I literally wanted only to take that one picture. And I’ve missed my opportunity now. -_- Although I will say this app has potential for other good photos... just with light..Version: 4.8
AmazingGoogle “dunns river falls” I used this app for the first time at this place in Jamaica and the pictures you find are the pictures I was able to also take without my professional camera. Once you learn how the settings work you will be very surprised what your iPhone can do. This app is amazing!.Version: 4.8.1
Incredible!I’ve had this app for years. Almost forgot I still had it and noticed it’s been regularly updated for the entire time.
Took it for a spin and blown away how great it is. Dang! This app has aged and improved like a fine wine!
Thrilled to have rediscovered this bona fide gem!!!.Version: 4.9.2
PerfectionThis app is absolutely perfect for capturing images while controlling the shutter. I’m sooooo looking forward to video mode soon. That will be a game changer and will spark so much creativity for me personally and I’m sure others. Robert said it should be coming soon, so I’m very excited!.Version: 5.1
I sure it will be great!I was looking for a quick long expo. app to snap a few shots for the 4th and came across this app. I am totally unfamiliar with slow shutter so I am excited to learn what this app has to offer. Customer service is very concise and helpful. Great app. for a great price!.Version: 4.9.4
Review Slow Shutter AppIt’s a decent app with quick shutter capabilities for nice sequence shots captures a broad effect of settings you can customize to your liking all in all I rate it a 5 even though it was a cheap purchase I was not let down..Version: 4.9.9
Just starting outWhile I am a photographer, I really enjoy trying new technology.
I’m having great fun with this and figuring it out as I go
BUT file size has been very small. Just found out I can save as PNG or Tiff if I have room. Maybe that will solve the file size issue. I’ve gotten some nice shots I’d like to keep.Version: 4.9.2
I’m not quite sure how to use light modeWhen I use light mode in a dark setting and set to around 30 seconds of shutter speed. The photo don’t any brighter than normal? Am I using it incorrectly?
How to get the photo to brighten up like with the default camera app where a 10 second exposure time will give you a night shot?.Version: 4.9.6
Love this App!!!Knowing that we’d only have about 6 hours of daylight on our trip to London I looked for an app to help me with photos taken in the dark. This app did not disappoint!!! I have some spectacular photos of London all lit up for Christmas and gorgeous shots of the London Eye, all from my phone!!!! Fabulous App!!!.Version: 4.8
It does pretty goodI couldn't find another app that help take nighttime pictures. But you have to realize that the iPhone camera or really any mobile device camera is not optimal for capturing super long exposure starlight pictures..Version: 4.5
Slow shutterIt is a wonderful full app, that does just what it is supposed to do: long exposures, light trails, etc.. It like all cameras, does work best with tripod of other methods of steadying the camera. You do have to practice to get it right..Version: 4.9.1
Made a noisy camera usefulMy iPad takes pictures that are too speckled with noise because its camera is a bit defective. With the motion blur feature of this app, the noise is reduced by about 95%. I can actually take still pictures now!.Version: 4.6.2
Best for long exposure shotsIf you like to shoot at dusk , night with minimal lighting this is the app for you
If you like to shoot waterfalls and get that silky look on the water this the app for you
I have tried others and this is still the number 1.Version: 4.8.1
Amazing App!I downloaded this while I was at the Vancouver lookout to take some photos with my iPhone. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the photos which came out! The light trails option was spectacular!!! Highly recommend it!!!.Version: 4.8
Super fun and easy to get into.Just wanted to express the insane amount of fun I have had playing with this app. This app is so expressive and easy to use. Wish there was a way to post some of my pictures I have created. Thanks to the creators!.Version: 4.6.2
Slow shutter fast learningThis is a wonderful app that is intuitive and easy to use. The low learning curve will get you shooting slow shutter imagery fast..Version: 4.9.1
Plz add countdown timeLike native photo app, one may hit the shoot button and after two seconds the picture will be taken. This will help a lot in reducing the effect of movement of device when taking pictures!! Please!! It is really helpful for long exposure.Version: 4.8.1
Just found youCan’t wait to try you out. I have a Photoshop club assignment on motion and this App looks like the ticket for learning motion. I am excited to start learning..Version: 4.9.2
By far my favoriteI have tried many long exposure apps from free to paid and this app offers the best settings and interface to me..Version: 5.1
Motion Looks BeautifulThis app works as advertised and gives your photos a ghostly, 19th century quality. People move with blurs and motion isn’t so much “captured” as it is “allowed to breathe.” A unique and lovely photo app..Version: 4.9.2
Never BetterNot only is the APP just what it says it is, but the response times to my email query was nearly immediate. If every APP developer acted in this manner there’d be a lot more 5 star ratings.
Best App for this purpose in my humble opinion..Version: 4.6.1
Great for light trailsI really like the help this app gives me to get great street photos. I can control the density of light trails from auto traffic. The tools are simple and easy to use. It’s a great addition to a photography toolbox..Version: 4.8.1
Great tool and fun tooThe creators of the app obviously I’ve put a ton of energy into it and I enjoy time to exposures it’s a capability that this app excels in. So many useful settings. Give it a try!.Version: 4.9.9
AwesomeI’ve been trying a lot of apps.. but this one tops it off.. love how simple you can take photo,, and I recommend this app for those who want to take those good photo with out use or forgetting a dslr....Version: 4.8
Great appI don’t really take videos so this is fine for me. It serves my purpose. It’s a great app, very simple and easy to work with. Developer response immediately when help is needed. Highly recommended..Version: 4.6.2
Please add voice control!!!Voice control would make this app better and much more useful. Love the app but it needs this!.Version: 4.9.2
Good appVery good app just learning how to use it . I enjoy astrophotography and use it for that , open sky shots though I’m getting an adapter for my 8” Schmidt Cassegrain.
Would love it if this app could have a hands free bulb type setting that could be activated remotely ( voice maybe?)
Shutter TimerI wish you would change that to allow more than 60 seconds before the bulb option. Up to 2 minutes would be nice.Version: 5.1
Easy to use but pics are blurryI got this for night time photography, but the iPhone11 camera seems to out perform every time.
I haven’t found what this app is good for, but based on other reviews, I must be missing something..Version: 4.9.6
Intuitive and effectiveThis app only takes a few minutes to get comfortable and use to take great long exposure-style photos!.Version: 4.5
Great, simple appI’ve tried multiple slow shutter speed apps and this one is the easiest to use. Plus the results are great!.Version: 4.9.2
Great app!I love how much I do with this app! I do a lot of astrophotography, and this app does it’s suppose to do. The only downside is that the images are very grainy, even when I lower the ISO. Otherwise, this is the best app I’ve found so far..Version: 4.9.4
I dig itThe only one thing I’m not happy about is that the size of the files are so small. Is there ever gonna be an update for that? ThAnks..Version: 4.8.1
Super tool!This app gives me an endless stream of interesting images. There is much to learn about the various settings, but fir me, light trails are often stunning. Great fun..Version: 4.9.5
Brilliant tool for experimenting in timeTime lapse with long exposure, ICM (intentional camera movement) and straightforward long exposure photography is possible. Excellent application of frame integration on the temporal dimension..Version: 5.0
Awesome app for the iPhoneXIt’s one of the best for you camera phone. I really using it to capture moving cars as it create a nice light trails. Very easy to use app with almost 0 clearing curve..Version: 4.7
Great!!It’s a really great app, I’m just finding it hard to find places to take long exposure low light..Version: 4.5
AmazingAn alternative night mode for devices that don’t support it natively while also a great tool to shoot long-exposure Timelapse.Version: 5.1
Night stalkerI’d be lost without this app!.Version: 4.9.3
Amazing app!The pictures we can take with this app are fantastic!
Love it!.Version: 4.9.3
Great low light, noise free!Update (iPhone 11 Pro): I just realized this app has an intervalometer, and used with long exposure means awesome nighttime TimeLapse not available in the native photo app. This is good for water as well, achieving smooth surface and not jittery water. Also I love how all options have an explanation as to why so you understand why a particular setting is not available or constrained in some way. Great work!
Original rating (iPhone 6 Plus): This app is fantastic for long exposures! I was able to get some great indoor photos that came out super crisp and noise free, leagues above the stock app that does not stack the exposures so it's quite noisy.
Light trails are a cinch too, all round recommend it highly!
Great preview video, the Ferris wheel is a great idea, I’ll keep an eye out for moving objects like that!.Version: 4.9.2
Great appBeen using it for a few years, no other apps beat this one on capturing during low light.Version: 4.9.2
Probably best photo appThis app gives you the creativity and quality pictures. I love it!.Version: 4.9.1
Works really wellThis is my go to app for low light, you can achieve great motion blur or no-noise low light images. This is a must have for anybody who wants to get more out of their phone camera. 5 ⭐️.Version: 4.8
Works great!Very nice app. Extends useful light, and opens more night photo opportunities. Simple to use..Version: 4.7
Slow shutter for serious workOne of the best camera apps in this special category, with intuitive controls and unexpected refinements [not found in lesser apps] such as professional output formats [tiff, heif!] variant workflows [so you are not stuck with just one that someone decided would be best for you] and ability to vary shutter speed, blur and iso for fine control over the look of motion abstractions. one wish for future: a mode that offers multi-exposure like image blend [multiply, subtract, screen, etc] controls.....Version: 4.6.2
SuperbA must-have app for doing slow photo work..Version: 4.6.2
Great appThumbs up👍🏻👍🏻 after you took a picture by this app, it looks like a pro. Just keep this updated. Good job guys! Great app👍🏻.Version: 4.0
More than AwesomeHonestly, It made me laugh, It impressed me, It was fabulous!! Love it and will always keep it as my best App!.Version: 4.0
AwesomeThis is an awesome app, I love the way you can adjust the shutter speeds and it looks as good as a real camera.Version: 4.2.2
Fills a gapDefinitely deserving of a spot in my camera bag. But the applications are pretty specific. Produces some very grainy shots. But the occasional gem. Not bad at all considering there isn't much else out there that does what this app does..Version: 1.6
Great idea for low light photographyFinally and app that takes solves low light issues. This is great for boosting light in darker areas but not great for taking pictures in very dark areas. I recommend it for someone that want to take pictures in low light but not in darker areas pictures will become overexposed..Version: 0
Low light perf is okI bought this app to take pics in very low light and for that purpose, and considering the iPhone is not a DSLR, it works as advertised :).Version: 0
Nifty!I am a big fan of long exposures and this app is nice to have in my bag of iPhone photography tricks. Well done!.Version: 0
Great with the iPhone XI've downloaded and paid for probably a dozen manual settings, long exposure camera apps and this is probably the one I'll stick with.
I use it exclusively at night for the northern lights on my iPhone X and this app seems to provide the best quality images. The interface isn't perfect but it's a good quality app that does well with the iPhone X - not something any of the others seem to be able to do..Version: 4.2
In a way this app teaches you photographyJust by moving the gauges you can see how
the changes of speed etc change your photo
results. Good for beginners to Pro. Almost leave your Canon or Nikon behind.Version: 4.2.2
Beautiful picturesExperimenting with the settings I found the pictures I take come out beautiful now, soft, natural and much richer. Able to take low noise, nice pictures in the darkest scenes..Version: 4.1.2
AmazingYou can take the best photos with this.Version: 4.2
Fantastic appLove the option for blur effect on water and light.Version: 4.1.2
Useful!Effects available to shoot with this app are incredible. One of the few really useful photo-widgets on the phone. The app is good enough to get its own photo mode in the standard Camera app!.Version: 4.1.1
Cool appIt does what it claims. No issues no freezes or crashes..Version: 4.0
Almost perfectGreat app, however I wish the Intervalometer mode would compile a timelapse for you. I don't want a bunch of photos in my camera role that I gotta compile after. Also I don't think there is a manual focus feature. Developer please take these 2 points into consideration..Version: 4.0
WoWFantastic ,,, easy to use ...Version: 4.0
Highly recommended!.Version: 4.0
Really Good!!!What a good app. Probably the best camera app I've seen in a long time. It's worth the $$.Version: 3.4
Really works in the dark!I was looking for such an app to take better pics of Aurora Borealis w an iPhone. Got some good ones! Taking a street shot at night makes it look like daytime. Fun to play w this app. I use a tripod..Version: 4.0
Get it. Use it. Love it.Easy to use and works great. A fantastic app to have..Version: 4.0
Best AppFor light trails and motion blur without losing details, this app is excellent. Consistent updates and great support makes for a great app..Version: 3.4
Good value appGood value app but there are some better ones for a bit more of a cost..Version: 3.4
WonderfulWonderful app, love it..Version: 3.4
Super EasyWorks just like it says.Version: 3.4
Slow ShutterExcellent! Took some amazing pictures of waves against a rocky shoreline and it worked beautifully!.Version: 3.4
Great App!!This is a really wonderful app. Reco it to loads of people. The shots you can get with it are magical. Thank you so much..Version: 3.4
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