I recently purchased a Trigger Trap available at Photojojo and I think it is my new favorite gadget!
The Trigger Trap is a sync cord that lets you control your camera with your iPhone, Android phone, iPod or ipad via a free app. It has many modes including standard trigger, motion trigger, sound trigger, time-lapse, distance-lapse, face detection trigger and customizable HDR.
All you have to do is plug the cord into your phone and camera, download the app and get snapping! It is super easy to use....for me the hardest part was figuring out how to connect the cord to my camera. I had a hard time lining up the connector (uh, yes maybe my cheater glasses would have helped..the perils of being in your 40s).
Anyway, I have only played with the time lapse feature on the app but it is great. You can designate how many photos you want taken within your chosen time frame. For example 60 photos taken over 2 minutes. I love that all you have to do is choose your settings and then click the "shutter button" and voila!
If you want to try one out for yourself, use this link and receive $5 off your purchase (on this or anything at Photojojo).
Here is a sample of a time lapse film I made...just to give you an idea of what you can do! So fun!
I saw the idea for a Gratitude Tree on Pinterest and thought it would be a wonderful thing to do with my family this November.
The Making of a Gratitude Tree from Kristina Rust Photography on Vimeo.