This app only does one thing and that's to help you take better photos of the aurora borealis, aka the northern lights.
Here's the scenario - so you see the northern lights (!! - awesome for you, by the way), but you don't have a fancy digital camera with you. Thankfully, you have your trusty iPhone or iPad!
OK! Now what??
Do you know the tips and tricks to take photos of the northern lights ? Great, if you do! Enable manual mode; set the focus to infinity; change the temperature to a certain number; change the ISO between certain values; change the shutter speed to something else....wait what...?
Don't worry, this app does all of that for you so all you have to do is find those lights. ISO, shutter speed, long exposure mode, temperature, check check check. There are 3 presets that you can choose from based on the brightness of the aurora lights that you're seeing. Those don't work? Try out custom mode until you get that 'good-enough-for-me-to-show-to-my-friends' snap and take as many photos as you'd like!
Worth a shot ! (hah..a...was funny when this was typed...)
Hi, everyone! Simon here. I'd like to personally thank you all for supporting this app; I apologize for the new iOS12 issue that prevented people from using the app. As always, if you have any feedback or problems, please contact me personally at email@example.com and I will respond to everything that is related to the app!
Here are some of the updates on the new update:
- Fixed a nasty bug with iOS12 that prevented people from using the app (so SO sorry about that)
- You can now take pictures with the volume up/down button (if you're iOS8 and up)
Ratings and Reviews
A great app, worth the cost
Was recommended this app by the official iceland tour guide. If youre a professional photographer then you will have experienced better, however I took some great photos in Iceland of the northern lights that my iPhone 8 normal camera just wanted pick up in complete darknesses. Definitely recommend using with a tripod or leaning on a wall, as the slightest shake of the hand blurs the photo. But with practice this is a great app when all you have is your phone and no professional camera. Was quite funny that I got some better photos on the tour than some with a professional camera because they did not know how to change the exposure or shutter speed settings like this app comes up.
Currently in Reykjavik and bought this just before we left. Glad I did as our relatively decent camera picked up nothing despite setting the ISO, shutter speed, etc as per all expert recommendations. iPhone 6s didn't pick it up on normal camera either, however using this app the photos are amazing. So easy to use as well. I used a 6s iPhone but ended up sending the photos to another lady on the tour as her iphone4 didn't pick it up very well despite using this app also. she was amazed at how good mine were (down to the app, not my technique!). Honestly the best 79p I've spent, do it!
I used the app on a recent northern lights tour from Reykjavik and very pleased with the results. I only had a cheap digital camera and it wasn't taking any decent photos of the northern lights regardless of the settings I changed. I tried this app on my iPhone 5s and was pleased that I was able to capture the lights I was seeing - the tour guide even remarked on how good the photos were for a phone. I'm sure if you have a expensive digital camera the photos would be better...but I wasn't investing in one just for the northern lights. It didn't seem to be as effective on my iPad 3 though.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.