Spark App & Features
- Spark triggers a camera best when it is in manual mode and manual focus.
- Infrared triggering is possible via the button on Spark
- Make sure the Spark is pointed directly at the IR sensor on the camera and that you are in range
- The camera drive mode will need to be adjusted in order to receive IR trigger input from Spark. For information on how to do this, visit the Spark Help page
- Select time lapse from the menu on the left hand side of the Spark app.
- Set the interval between photos and the duration of your time lapse.
- Preview the total number of photos and amount of final TL video footage at the bottom of the app.
- Once the TL is uploaded, you can disconnect from the phone/app. You do not need to remain connected to the app for the time lapse to finish.
- The app will provide countdown information as the timelapse progresses.
- Check out our Time Lapse learn article for assistance on how to create your own!
Phone-less Time Lapse
- To set a time lapse without using the app, press and hold Spark's button while it is disconnected from the camera cable.
- Spark will blink to indicate the numbers of seconds your interval will be
- The time lapse will take enough photos to create 10 seconds of resulting footage
- To shoot a long exposure, make sure your camera is in Bulb Mode
- You can either create a timed exposure or control the exposure length manually
- Make sure that the camera is in Bulb Mode before attempting an HDR
- Spark will adjust the shutter speed based on the initial exposure length selected
- Check out this article to learn more about HDR
- Photo booth mode allows you to create a series of images like you would in a traditional photo booth
- You can set the interval as well as the number of photos in the series
- The LED light level can be adjusted by selecting Settings while connected to the Spark
- At the bottom of the settings menu will be a meter to set the LED light level
- This may be necessary when shooting in low light conditions where Sparks LED may interfere with the exposure