Did you know that you can shoot photographs with your iPhone using the earphones? Oh! I see you raising your eyebrows in disbelief. Well....Well....Well, my reaction wasn't any different when I heard it for the first time. But yes, headsets or earphones of your iPhone do double as cable release that allows you to take a photo without laying a finger on your camera. All your iPhone need to have is iOS 5 and of course the earphone.
As you know, cable release is a great tool to have for photography. So, if you are wondering as to how your iPhone headset can work as cable release; well, all you need to do is plug in the earphones/headset, turn on your camera app and voila you can use the volume button as a cable release.
iOS 5 offers you the cool new feature to use the volume buttons on the iPhone to take a picture. And the same functionality extends to earphones with volume controls. This ensures no more missing a memorable moment fumbling for the on screen shutter release.
This is a great find considering the fact that most of us do not have the steadiest pair of hands when shooting photos with the iPhone and often come up with blur pictures. However, using as cable earphones release, you can take a burst shot, which is next to impossible to do with the iPhone.
Another interesting point is that you can pair your iPhone with various Bluetooth devices and get the same effect; since Bluetooth device allows you to control the volume of your iPhone, and thereby should be able to take photos with it as well. However, there have been instances that some Bluetooth devices might not work for this.
So if you have been wondering until now as to why photographers looking to stabilize their cameras during shooting look to use a remote control or a cable shutter release to snap the photo without touching the camera; you can experience the magic with the modern version of the cable release in the Apple iPhone using Earphones.
Do let us know your experiences in iPhoneography using cable release with iPhone earbuds.
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