Once your phone and camera are connected to Arsenal, you’re ready to start shooting. By default, your app will open to the Smart Mode screen. Smart Mode uses Arsenal’s trained artificial intelligence to choose optimal settings for your shot. 

Note: Shooting in Smart Mode requires a tripod or other stable surface. For handheld shooting, read Getting Started with Handheld Mode.

Get ready to shoot with Arsenal

Before shooting, always make sure that:

  • Camera is powered on
  • Arsenal is powered on
  • Camera is connected via USB cable to Arsenal’s left port

Enable Live View

Tap the Live View icon in the upper right corner of the app. A live preview from your camera will appear on screen.

Compose Your Shot

Move your camera and tripod to compose your shot. When getting started, we recommend placing a subject in the foreground so you can test Arsenal’s various features.

Tap to Focus

To select a focus point, simply tap on the Live View image. A crosshairs will show the point you selected. 

For more control, tap and hold on the Live View image. You’ll see a magnified image to help you aim the crosshairs.

To switch focus modes, tap the square focus icon in the upper right corner.

Trigger the Shutter

Press the shutter release button at the bottom of the screen to take a photo. Arsenal will trigger your camera’s shutter from up to 100 feet away.

For more trigger options, touch the words “Tap Shot” (the default trigger setting) next to the shutter release button.

Adjust advanced settings

To access advanced settings, tap the gear icon in the upper left. Here you’ll find options for photo stacking, composition grids, and more.

Learn more

After you’ve taken some test shots, you’re ready to start Reviewing and Sharing Photos.

Or, check out our other Getting Started articles:

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