Triggertrap combines the capabilities of several expensive camera accessories into a single, affordable product.
First, if you don’t already own a remote release, you need it as remote way of triggering your camera. Sharpness is critical for photography especially for landscapes. You’ll see it by zooming in and you’ll definitely notice it in print the larger you go. So you have to make sure you’re not touching your camera and introducing any vibration or camera shake. I use the Triggertrap. It’s great for simply triggering your camera, but it will support you getting into time-lapse or long exposure photography too since it has various features:
- Time-lapse: Using it as a basic intervalometer for time-lapse photography, or feed your creativity a juicy dose of growth hormone: Bulb Ramping time-lapse enables seamless sunrise/sunset timelapses, HDR time-lapse lets you combine the power of HDR and timelapses, and the TimeWarp feature uses acceleration algorithms developed for animation to create more dynamic and natural-looking time-lapses
- Shake it: Leverage the smartphone’s on-board sensors to release the shutter, using sound, GPS, vibration, and more. Best of all, there’s more sensor modes coming up soon.
- Long Exposure HDR: Long Exposure HDR photography made easy: Choose intervals from 1/3 to 2 EV steps, and up to 19 bracketed exposures per HDR set. Why would you need 19 exposures? Absolutely no idea, but it’s there if you want it.
- DistanceLapse: Unique to Triggertrap and never before seen in a consumer device, this mode uses your smartphone’s GPS chip to fire the shutter over pre-determined distances. Brilliant for roadtrips!
- Star Trail mode: Take a series of long exposure shots to get low-noise star trail photos, or hedge your bets to ensure you capture rare natural phenomena like meteors or slightly less natural, and slightly less rare phenomena like fireworks!
- Wireless mode: Unique to Triggertrap, this Wi-Fi triggering technology allows photographers to leverage the range and speed of a Wi-Fi network to control more than 100 cameras at the same time. Matrix-style bullet-time, anyone?