“If you’re getting one of the new iPhones, you’ll be able to turn still images into video,” Anick Jesdanun reports for The Associated Press. “The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which start shipping Friday in the United States and other markets, automatically take three-second videos to accompany your regular shots, including selfies.”
“Imagine snapping a shot of your kid blowing out birthday candles – and getting video showing the flame going out as everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday.’ Yes, sound is included,” Jesdanun reports. “You can also enhance shots of your pets and landscapes, such as a waterfall.”
“This feature takes practice, so… Wait a few seconds before snapping your shot so that the video won’t show you moving the phone into position. Likewise, resist dropping your camera right after taking the shot,” Jesdanun reports. “The phone will detect that movement with an upcoming software update, so it can stop the video automatically. For now, wait for a yellow ‘LIVE’ box on the screen to disappear before moving.”
“Ask your subjects to hold their pose longer. If they start moving or talking, the video will show that. The video will show your flash firing if you use it, so natural lighting is better,” Jesdanun reports. “The still shot is the key part of Live Photos, and video merely enhances that. Pay attention to perfecting that still shot in terms of focus, lighting and composition. You don’t need to wait for the video recording to finish before snapping another shot. Just keep snapping, as you’d normally do, and the phone will create overlapping three-second videos automatically.”
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