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How to take stunning low-light photos with your iPhone

We all know the saying by now, “the best camera is the one you have on you”, and while the iPhone camera has come a long way since 2007, they always struggle in low-light conditions, well not any more. A new update to the Pro Camera app means you can take awesome low-light photos, dont just take our word for it, the proof is in the pudding, check out some of our comparison photos below….

The new update brings the app to version 9.3, some of the main features include a five-picture HDR, a redesigned UI, Apple Watch support and a LowLight Plus mode, which we’ll talk about today.

Go beyond the limits of your camera: Pro Camera v9.3 introduces the revolutionary LowLight Plus mode. Capture stunning photos in low light – indoors and outdoors!

I already had Pro Camera installed, so I updated to v9.3 and made the in-app purchase of $2.99 for the LowLight Plus feature (iOS 9 only). I have to say I was a little skeptical at first so decided to put the company’s claims to the test.

Step 1
What you want to is find a subject, I’ve chosen my iPhone 6s box just for the purpose of this guide (Capturing images of people won’t work very well, you’ll see why later)

Step 2
Open the Pro Camera app and tap the two arrows (circled red), then swipe left until you get to LowLight Plus mode

Step 3
Hold your iPhone steady or better yet, have it on a tripod, and tap the shutter button (circled red). Then give it a few seconds to work its magic.

Step 4
You’ll then be presented with a screen showing your photo with and without the noise reduction technology. Tape ‘Save’ to save your image or tap ‘Back’ to discard it.
 

Heres a little comparison I did with the stock iOS camera:

Pro Camera already does a good job with low light photos but with the new LowLight Plus mode, it’s even better. Photos taken in low light usually have a lot of noise attached to them, with this new camera mode, developed with Cocologics technology partner, Ittiam Systems, you can take great photos in low light conditions with very little noise.

Pro Camera icons and what they mean:
When the tripod icon shows it means the device is steady enough and is now in ‘Tripod Mode’. This mode takes a bunch of photos at maximum exposure time and then merges them into one superior photo.
When this icon shows it means there is some camera shake, this mode still yields good results.
When you’re in a very dark environment LUX+ will be activated, it captures up to 64 separate images and combines them into one, that’s why taking photos of people isn’t recommended with LowLight Plus. A tripod for this mode in madatory, so there’s absolutely no camera shake.

You can try out the new LowLight Plus feature for your self, it takes your picture but it has a watermark over it, if you’re satisfied with the results, you can make an in-app purchase of $2.99 for this excellent feature.

Pro Camera is available on the App Store for $4.99 and includes some in-app purchases (LowLight Plus mode and Vivid HDR)

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