iOS Manual

Updated: 9/18/2016

Welcome to the ProShot manual. Here you can find all of the information needed to get the most out of your photography experience.


 

OPERATION

Zoom - drag one finger up and down to zoom in and out
Menus - tap anywhere outside of a menu to close the menu
Camera Roll - swipe right to access the camera roll, or tap the photos button in the top-left corner
Timer - open either the Camera Mode dial or the Drive Mode dial. Timer options will be at the top of the screen.
Exposure Lock - Tap the AE button to enable exposure lock. Tap the exposure target to reset it.
Manual Focus - To activate manual focus, slide your finger along the semi-transparent focus dial next to the camera button. To reset back to autofocus, tap the AF button (that appears when you activate MF) adjacent to the camera button.
RAW (v3.6 and higher) - certain devices are capable of shooting RAW. To enable RAW, open the Settings menu and tap the "JPEG" button. This will alternate between JPEG, JPEG+RAW and RAW only modes. More information about RAW including best practices and tips are available below.

 

Camera & Drive Modes

One of the cornerstones of traditional DSLR controls are the mode dials. They are reliable, easy to read, and easy to access. ProShot emulates this hardware feature through the use of virtual dials positioned at the corners of the screen. Tap them to open / close, or slide your finger for quick access.

Drive Modes - these options control the shooting mode.

Drive Modes - these options control the shooting mode.

Camera Modes - these options offer various degrees of control over camera settings.

Camera Modes - these options offer various degrees of control over camera settings.

 

Camera modeS

Auto - use this mode for completely automated use.
Program - use this mode when you know you want to shoot with a specific ISO or white balance value. This mode acts as an ISO-priority mode.
Manual - use this mode when manual shutter speed control is of the utmost importance. When ISO is set to AUTO, this mode acts as a shutter priority mode.
Custom - use these modes to save and recall your favorite settings.

 

Drive modes

Normal - use this mode for standard image capture, as well as burst and exposure bracketing. Bracketing is explained in more detail below.
Light Painting - use this mode for long exposure photography, such as light painting, night shots, and even astrophotography. Feel free to experiment, this is the fun mode! More information is available below.
Timelapse - this mode allows you to capture a scene over an extended period of time. There are two output options available here. The first (photo button) functions as an intervalometer, and saves a series of images directly to the camera roll. The second (movie button) allows the direct capture and export of a timelapse movie. If you have a device that supports 4K video, all timelapse movies will be recorded in 4K at 100 Mbits/s. On all other devices, timelapse output is 1080p at 50 Mbits/s.
Video - use this mode to capture video. Combine it with ProShot's various Camera Modes, and you have an incredibly versatile movie capture experience. All camera settings (including zoom, exposure compensation, ISO, torch, white balance and shutter speed) can be changed at any time, even during video recording.

 

bracketing

Bracketing can be found in the Drive Dial, and is a function that quickly takes multiple photos at varying exposure levels. Here you can select exposure offset, number of frames, as well as the bracketing type.

EXP - exposure compensation bracketing type
ISO - ISO bracketing type
SHR - shutter speed bracketing type


LIGHT PAINTING (BULB) MODE

LIGHT TRAILS SUBMODE, ISO AUTO, SHUTTER 1/15s, HANDHELD


LIGHT TRAILS SUBMODE, ISO AUTO, SHUTTER 1/15s, HANDHELD

Light painting is a really fun way to stretch your creativity, and take your photography skills to new heights. Use this mode at night to take long exposures of still or moving objects, and watch as the photo develops live before your eyes. This mode can even be used for astrophotography, so get creative with it! Use of a manual focus (or point focus) and a tripod is highly recommended.

Light Trails Mode - use this mode to quickly and easily capture light trails, without needing to know much about photography or messing with any advanced options. To get the best results however, we recommend setting your shutter speed to 1/8 ~ 1/15s. But you can experiment with different values to see what kinds of effects you can achieve.

Light Add Mode - this mode acts much like your typical bulb mode found on most modern DSLRs. It gathers light over the selected period of time to produce images that are brighter than what you can normally achieve through the available shutter speeds. Use this mode to capture night landscapes and even the stars! We recommend using as low of an ISO as possible, combined with the longest shutter speed available on your device. Just remember if your ISO is too low, there may not be enough light to produce a clear image. If your photos are coming out too dark or without any detail, consider raising the ISO.

RAW / DNG

RAW is available on compatible devices and can be enabled from ProShot's Settings menu. Coming soon in ProShot v3.6.

RAW is available on compatible devices and can be enabled from ProShot's Settings menu. Coming soon in ProShot v3.6.

RAW / DNG [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Negative] is a powerful photographic file format that allows you to capture greater detail than standard JPEG. It also has improved dynamic range, and allows for greater flexibility when tweaking the photo in your favorite image editor.

On compatible devices, ProShot offers up to three different image capture formats: JPEGRAW and JPEG+RAW. Important note: you cannot zoom while in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode. The following section will describe how to best handle RAW photos on iOS.

Handling raw photos

There are several ways to handle RAW photos on iOS. You can either edit them directly on your mobile iOS device, or on your desktop PC.

Mobile
We recommend the following apps for editing RAW / DNG on your iOS device:


Desktop

  • Photos
    Connect your iOS device to your Mac and open the Photos app. From here you can import and edit your RAW / DNG files.
  • Image Capture 
    Connect your iOS device to your Mac and open up the Image Capture app (pre-installed on all Macs). From here you can drag and drop the RAW / DNG files to your desktop to edit in your favorite editor.
  • Email to yourself
    You can use the share button in ProShot's camera roll (or the Photos app) to email the RAW / DNG files to yourself. Be sure to choose the option "Actual Size" when sending the file.

TIPS

  1. You can double-tap any menu item to quick-select it and close that menu.
  2. Tap the focus circle to reset it to the center of the screen.
  3. To view the Tutorial in ProShot, open the Right Panel, tap the "?" button in the upper-right corner, and press the "Help" button.
  4. To capture a still frame while recording video, simply press any of the volume buttons (volume shutter must be enabled).
  5. In Light Painting mode (using the Light Trails submode), try lowering your exposure if you feel that the light trails are too big or too sensitive to the incoming light.