Liven up shots on smartphone

STEPHEN SCOURFIELD shows you how to make magic with iPhone Live mode

Lots of people with iPhones that have the Live photos function will see it mostly as a nuisance.

You take that terrific picture, then notice the yellow Live note that shows it’s actually a three second video, and not a still shot.

In Live mode, an iPhone records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after the picture is taken. The three seconds are captured with movement and sound.

But Live can be used to good effect by stills enthusiasts — three seconds is a good, long exposure.

For example, it is particularly effective at this time of year, in the good spring sunshine with running water. I shot the examples here at Cobbler Pool on the Avon River, near Toodyay last Saturday.

A waterfall becomes a magical blur.

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