Brian and I are in LOVE with a new camera app that takes SmartRemote Control of your DSLR using your SmartPhone! What does that mean? Have you ever wanted someone to take your family’s photo, or a photo of you and your love in a cafe, and you felt kind of silly asking a stranger to do it for you (especially if you are like me and you want a handful of photos, not just one)?
With the Smart Remote Control app, you can connect your SONY NEX 5 or NEX 6 and literally SEE what your camera is seeing on your smartphone! And it doesn’t stop there. You can click your SmartPhone to trigger your camera to take the photo. The camera creates an image, but a smaller version of the photo is also saved to your phone.
Brian is LOVING this app. He sets up the camera EVERYWHERE! Even when I don’t realize it! :) I laugh every time I see this photo because of Brian’s mischievous grin. He had set our NEX 6 up in our hotel room, and when I kissed him he took the photo with his smartphone. Caught in the act!
But truth be told, I am loving it too! I’m getting all these fun photos of us without needing a stranger to shoot it for us!
On a recent getaway to Cannon Beach, OR, we ducked into this local cafe when it started to rain. Brian set up the NEX camera on top of the table beside us, and shot away. I know it’s small, but if you look closely you can see how his smartphone is showing him what the NEX camera is seeing through the viewfinder. (which is the photo of us!)
He hid his smartphone under his hands, so he could still trigger the camera but be sneaky about it. We could not stop laughing and took a GAZILLION photos!
I know people thought we were nuts!
But, we were having the time of our life! Like kids with a new toy!
And whenever your hubby wants to take sweet photos with you…well, let’s just say it earns him a LOT of points!
Here’s the video with step-by-step instructions!
Once you have your NEX set up, post your images on my FB page! I want to see what creativity unleashes for you with this fun app!