A few weeks ago we met up with a UK app development company that was demoing a rather interesting app that lets you take a photo of yourself, a la ‘selfie’ in a pretty odd way; by screaming at the camera. The end result as you can see below is that you get to create camera shots of yourself that are much more emotive and ‘caught in the moment’. Watch Nicole Scott scream into the TriggerTrap at the Maker Faire in Shenzhen China.
The sub heading on the TriggerTrap website reads: ‘Creative ways of triggering your camera’ and they are seriously not kidding. The demo we caught at the Shenzhen Maker Faire was without doubt one of the most popular, with people literally queuing up to scream at an iPhone. The end results of all the day’s participants were then uploaded to the company’s flickr account.
Initially developed for iOS, the company have recently also released an Android 2.0 version which is available for free on Google Play Store. Check out the screenshots below.
I guess that one drawback of the app is that it requires you to buy a TriggerTrap mobile dongle (below) but hey, it will only set you back a mere $27.69 and will allow you to capture the moment using either an Android, Apple or standard SLR camera. The idea might sound a bit left-field and may not appeal to everyone, but when you consider the number of ways that you can actually trigger your camera.
Triggering modes include:
• Cable Release – Press the big red button to take a photo!
• Long Exposures (all the way up to 24 hours!)
• Bang – Sound triggering mode (clap/click/honk like a goose to take a photo!)
• TimeWarp (timelapses with acceleration!)
• DistanceLapse (e.g. take a photo every 30m – great for road trips!)**
• Long-Exposure HDR***
• Long-Exposure HDR Timelapse
• Star Trail mode
• Bulb Ramping Timelapse mode
• Wi-Fi Master (trigger using a slave device over Wi-Fi)
We can see a whole bunch of possibilities with TriggerTrap, most them fun although professional photographers will also be able to take some awesome in the moment photos at sporting events, live shows and other places where capturing the exact moment is paramount.
Check this pic of the two Brits who were manning the demo at the Shanzhen Maker Faire. Cheer guys…