OnOne Software, makers of my much beloved Genuine Fractals, have just announced a pretty interesting app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. DSLR Camera Remote is a software that enables a photographer to not only see a live view of what’s going on through their camera lens, but also adjust exposure, review shots, and even snap the shutter. The best news is that the app will only dent your wallet for $19.99. I haven’t an iPhone to try it on, but if I did, I’d be game to part with $20 for an app that would let me shoot with remote camera setups. While it might not be super useful to a portrait or product photographer who is always standing behind the lens, I could see it being pretty awesome for a sports shooter whose camera is mounted on a basketball backboard. I know when I shoot roller derby, I wish that I could have one camera up in the rafters for overhead action. This would allow it.
I could also see it being a useful tool for art directors to preview images or help direct posing without breathing down the photographer’s neck.
Since I haven’t tried it out, I can’t wholeheartedly endorse this app, but I thought it was something cool to let you guys know about.
Here’s what’s needed for this setup:
* DSLR Camera Remote Professional Edition ($19.99) available from the Apple iTunes Store.
* Your Nikon or Canon DSLR camera (supported cameras).
* Your iPhone or iPod touch.
* A WiFi enabled computer – no active internet connection required.
* DSLR Camera Remote Server software – free download.