By now we're sure you've heard about the brand new Wearables mode for Triggertrap Mobile. Well, from today, not only can you trigger your camera from Pebble smartwatches, but from Apple Watch as well! Much like both of those funky little gadgets, we think that's pretty awesome.
In addition to the existing feature of being able to trigger your long exposures, selfies, and timelapses – Wearables mode for Apple Watch also has an added delay for all those times when you need a little pause before the camera is triggered. But wait, there's more! The Wearables mode in Timelapse Pro also has a handy Apple Watch Glance, enabling you to check how long you have left of your timelapse sequence with ease.
How can I use Wearables in my shoots?
To get you in the mood for Wearables, we thought that we would give you three tasty shoot ideas you can spice up with smartwatch triggering!
1. Effortlessly cool photo booth
We've shown you lots of different ways that you can use Triggertrap to create a photo booth, and by using a smartwatch you can make your photo booth just that little bit more awesome! One option is to give the watch to your participants, giving them full control. We also find this usually allows people to relax and have a bit more fun with it. Or if you are feeling cheeky, you can take control with your smartwatch - they won't suspect a thing! This technique also works really well for self-portraits, or group portraits of yourself with your family and friends. Gone are those self-timer woes where you need to run madly back into frame!
2. Light painting with ease
Being able to trigger a long exposure from your smartwatch comes in super handy in the case of light painting. Being able to find your way back to your spot in the dark after you've triggered your camera can be pretty tricky. With Triggertrap Wearables you no longer have to worry! This technique also works really well for wire wool spinning and light orb photography.
3. Shake-free timelapsing
Nudging your camera at all during a timelapse can be a pain in the ass when it comes to editing. Well, not only can you trigger your timelapse using Wearables from Triggertrap Mobile but Triggertrap Timelapse Pro as well! Don't forget that handy Glance in Timelapse Pro that lets you know how far through the sequence you are. The crazy thing is, you don't have to use Timelapse Pro exclusively for timelapse either! We've put together a series of tips so that you lovely people can get the most out of it.
I want to get my hands on Wearables!
If you have an Android smartphone, then you'll already know the joys of smartwatch triggering using a Pebble device! For iOS users, the latest versions of Triggertrap Mobile for iOS and Triggertrap Timelapse Pro are available for download right now, fully loaded with Wearables support. To find the Triggertrap app for Pebble, head over to the Pebble App Store. To find the Triggertrap app for Apple Watch, take a look at the App Store. Handily, the companion Watch app can be downloaded from within the Triggertrap Mobile and Timelapse Pro apps!
When you’ve tried out the brand new Wearables mode, be sure to let us know what you think. We love hearing how users interact with our apps, and welcome any improvements we can look to make! So if you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to mention it in our forum or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to see your shots with Wearables
We want to see what you awesome Triggertrappers come up with using Wearables! You can upload any of the glorious shots you capture over on our Flickr pool, Instagram, Facebook, and you can even Tweet it to us. Get in touch by tagging us #Triggertrap and @Triggertrap.