By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 3, 2016
Winter may be coming to an end next month, making room for the Spring season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep enjoying the snow!
Snow Daze is a wonderful app that can be had from the App Store for $1.99. The app can turn any photograph scene into a snowy wonderland. With all of the different filters, configurable snow settings, and color options, you can make even the least suspecting photograph look like it was taken in the middle of a blizzard storm.
In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how the app works. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 1, 2016
Apple has rebooted its successful ‘Shot on iPhone’ advertising campaign, which now highlights photographs that users have taken on their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
TIME reports that the new ad campaign features 53 images from 41 amateurs and professional photographers from around the world, with the major focus on portraits, many of which were photographed in “subtle, everyday moments.” Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2016
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is great for making the most from your iPhone’s camera, especially in high-contrast situations.
With this feature, your iPhone takes multiple photos in rapid succession, each at a different exposure, and automatically blends them together. You get an image that has optimized highlights and really brings the shadows out of the noise, with way better detail in the bright and midtown areas.
When you enable HDR photography by taping the HDR icon in the Camera app, your iPhone will save two copies of the image in your photo library: the “normal” image (without HDR) along with its HDR counterpart.
This can put a strain on your iPhone’s storage, especially when taking a lot of HDR photos. If your iPhone’s storage is low, or you’re the type of person who likes to plan ahead, read this tutorial to learn how to turn off HDR photo duplicates and save significant amounts of storage space on your device. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2016
Reliable analyst (if there is such a thing) Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities sent an interesting report to clients, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider.
In it, he predicts that a new, premium edition of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus will be outfitted with a dual-lens system with optical image stabilization and optical zoom, realized through technology Apple obtained from last year’s acquisition of Israeli camera technology company LinX Imaging. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2016
Apple tried to give users at least some photo and video editing tools for use on the mobile platform, but even those options built into the Photos app that let you fiddle with cropping, resizing, rotation, and colorization are limited and leave a lot to be desired. Not to mention, the features that Apple does give you are difficult to use with precision and are even cumbersome to use at times.
With an app called Desqueeze, you can resize photos and videos in bulk with ease, and not only that, the application gives you incredible precision for doing it. A step up from what Apple calls built-in editing features in iOS, Desqueeze is a great option for those looking to make their photos and/or videos smaller in file size, change their format, and more. In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can use the application to resize your photos and videos. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 7, 2016
We’ve introduced you to a number of different lens accessories in the past for our spotlight series. There are plenty out there to cover your iPhone photography needs, from dedicated cases specific to the iPhone 6s to clip on lenses that can be used with any device.
Some of our readers have asked about the Moment Lens. While this particular product hasn’t been around long enough to generate a solid consumer review base, we checked out the Moment Lens line and think it looks amazing. We haven’t had a chance to test these products in the wild. So, if you own the Moment Lens kit, tell us what you think of it in the comments section.
The Moment Lens kit takes iPhone photography a step further with high-quality ED glass with multi-layer anti-reflection coating that is specially designed to provide a sharp picture across the screen. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 30, 2015
As part of a major retail streamlining under the watchful eye of Apple’s head of online and brick-and-mortar stores, Angela Ahrendts, the company will be hosting a number of workshops next year at its stores that will take its existing and basic photography workshops to the next level.
The new workshops were designed to teach customers about the tips and tricks concerning iPhone photography, as well as drawing, painting and sketching on an iPad, with the promise of giving customers “at all skill levels” a chance to learn about more advanced image-capturing techniques, CNET said today. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 16, 2015
Adobe today unleashed a major update to its Lightroom photography application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the App Store.
Both Lightroom for iPhone and Lightroom for iPad apps now feature full support for the iPad Pro’s high-resolution screen and iOS 9’2 Split View and Slide Over multitasking modes, in addition to an all-new built-in Adobe camera with shoot-through presets.
You also get split-tone adjustments, a Notification Center widget to launch the Adobe camera, full support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and much more. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 18, 2015
As part of Instagram’s most recent platform update, third-party applications will be no longer allowed to present a user’s Instagram feed, a significant change in policy that’ll affect numerous mobile applications which pull Instagram feeds.
Going forward, they’ll be shutting down services and apps that offer auto-following, liking or commenting.
Photo-editing apps that show only individual Instagram photos won’t be affected by this change. All apps must comply by June 1, 2016. The new policies and reviews will go into effect for new apps starting December 3, 2015. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 17, 2015
Getting the perfect shot using a smartphone is not easy. Even though the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have huge improvements in camera technology, there are still times when a little outside help is needed.
The Camkix Universal 3 in 1 lens kit is just the help you need to get in close, or widen the shot and the universal clip makes it possible for you to carry the kit along with you to future generations of iPhones. Read More
By Lory Gil on Nov 16, 2015
Selfie sticks may be getting banned all over the place these days, but they are still a useful addition to an iPhone photographer‘s accessory kit. How else are you going to make sure you are in the shot?
The Accmor Rhythm is more than just a selfie stick. It is also a tabletop tripod and comes with a Bluetooth-connected remote so you don’t even have to worry about setting a timer before getting in the picture. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 9, 2015
San Diego, California-headquartered MacPhun, the makers of some of the finest photography and image editing applications for the Mac, iPhone and iPad, today announced what’s being billed as “the most advanced HDR software in the world,“ a brand new Mac app called Aurora HDR.
Available for pre-order today and arriving November 19, the Mac-only app contains every tool you’ll ever need to produce high-quality HDR images and includes handy one-click presets, support for layers, custom textures, native RAW file format and more. Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 15, 2015
Most people view their Instagram account via the official mobile app. However, you can check out your feed right from the Internet in most web browsers, and it looks pretty cool because the pictures are much bigger.
Flume is a dedicated Instragam viewer for Mac that creates a lovely experience different from what you see on the official website. We’ve got a full app review of Flume for you today. Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 9, 2015
Folks in the market for an iPhone lens accessory should consider adding the Imvio Camera Lens Kit to their list of prospects. The kit includes an iPhone case, a Fisheye and Wide Angle lens, a protective carrying case, and it’s available for every late-model iPhone starting with the 5s.
I’ve been using Imvio lenses on my iPhone 6s for the past week, and I have to say that overall, it’s a solid product. The case fits well and the lenses attach and detach easily. It’s not perfect though, and I did find a few things I didn’t like during my testing. Read on for my full review. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 1, 2015
Apple won’t describe them as such, but Live Photos are just short video files, and like any files, they can quickly be shared with friends and family. But unlike video files, Live Photos need to be shared in very specific ways in order to preserve the live aspect of the photo.
For instance, if you email a Live Photo to someone, the file will be stripped of the video component and will be attached and sent as a jpeg. So how do you send a Live Photo while making sure the “live” part of the photo remains? Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 29, 2015
Live Photos is one of the main features of iOS 9 and iPhone 6s. Some might see it as a gimmicky feature, others like me might see it as a great way to inject a little more life into photos.
The process of taking a Live Photo is pretty simple. It’s on by default, and you have nothing to do. Simply shoot a photo like you would normally do, and you’re done. Your device will capture an extra 1.5 second of video before and after the photo was taken, stitching it together and turning a frozen moment into a lively one.
But what if you want to turn a Live Photo into a still one? As with most things iOS, it’s actually pretty simple. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 16, 2015
Sure, your iPhone 6 has a fantastic camera that allows you to take some incredible photos and videos. As long as you have a steady hand, you can take some breathtaking panoramas of a beach sunset.
Square Jellyfish has a metal, spring-loaded tripod mount that makes photography on your iPhone 6 even better. Attach it to any tripod for quick and easy steady shots. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but strong enough to fit the largest of smartphones. Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 12, 2015
You’ve probably contemplated getting a special wide-angle, fisheye, or macro lens for your iPhone 6, but don’t want to spend a bunch of money, only to be disappointed with the results. What if you could invest in a lens kit for the same price as a fast food lunch?
The VicTsing 3-in-1 lens kit comes with a 180 degree fisheye lens, a 0.65x wide-angle lens, and a macro lens so you can experiment with your iPhone photography hobby. The price is so low that you can invest in something new without breaking the bank. Read More
By Lory Gil on Aug 1, 2015
If you fancy yourself an iPhone photographer, you’ve probably got an arsenal of apps to make your images stand out. You can add even more dimensions to your raw photos using special smartphone lenses.
Mpow’s 3 in 1 Clip-On lens kit features three styles of mobile lenses and a specially designed clip that keeps your screen clear and works with a variety of devices with or without a case. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 31, 2015
Photography hobbyist and professionals alike have their favorite tripod for taking steady shots. Even the most amateur iPhone photographer might enjoy a selfie stick every once in a while. Why limit yourself to just one tripod?
DaVoice makes a basic smartphone tripod adapter mount that stretches wide enough to be used with such devices as the iPhone 6 Plus, and is universally adaptable to both mini stands and standard tripods. Read More