You too can create one of those gorgeous-looking timelapse videos that regularly crop up on YouTube – presuming you don’t need to move your phone for a few hours.
On the iPhone you’ll find the timelapse mode by swiping through the modes above the shutter button inside the Camera app – on Android, your options vary depending on your phone.
Some handsets (like the Samsung Galaxy S6) support a timelapse mode out of the box but if your phone doesn’t have it you can use a third-party app such as Framelapse or Lapse It to do the job for you.
3. Invest in some extra kit
There’s now a whole host of kit out there for the budding smartphone moviemaker: tripods – lenses (such as the Olloclip) – microphones and more besides.
From making sure audio is picked up correctly to widening the field of view these professional add-ons are more than just gimmicks and can make a real difference — if your phone is a popular flagship model (especially an iPhone) then you stand most chance of finding some suitable accessories but it’s worth investigating what’s available.
Any existing photography kit you’ve got to hand (such as spotlights) can prove useful for your movies too.