Spark App & Features



Photo Triggering

  • Spark triggers a camera best when it is in manual mode and manual focus.


Infrared Triggering

  • 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


Long Exposure

  • 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

  • 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


LED Light

  • 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

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