Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Facetune Brings Nifty Portrait Retouching Features to the iPhone

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Let’s face it: sometimes when you take a picture of someone, they look downright unflattering. Maybe it’s that monster pimple on their cheek. Or perhaps the cat got angry again and left some scratches to the forehead.

Lightricks Ltd. — based out of Israel — released the application earlier this year called Facetune, and it promises to help with retouching images taken on your mobile phone while you’re on-the-go.
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A Closer Look at the Photography-Related Features Found in iOS 7

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The iOS 7 announcement was met with a standing ovation at Apple’s WWDC keynote. A couple-minute-long video followed by descriptions and demos by chief engineer Craig Federighi left little doubt that he, Jony Ive and their respective teams of engineers and designers have created something worth getting excited about — or, at least talking about.

But what specifically does the photo community have to get excited about? Now that the developers have their hands on the iOS 7 beta, we’re starting to get an idea.
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The Future of the iPhone Camera: How the New iPhone May Forever Change the Way We Think About Pro Photography

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As Apple’s WWDC kicks off this week, my thoughts keep coming back to the heated debate with my friends about the future of photography.

Let me step back for a second. Marissa Mayer famously said a few weeks ago that there’s no such thing as professional photographer anymore. The Internet rage followed, and she apologized, saying that what she meant is that we all take photos now. And it’s true. Nothing has revolutionized photography and made it truly global as Apple’s iPhone.
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Fired Chicago Sun-Times Photographers Picket Newspaper

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Chicago Sun-Times photographers, who lost their jobs in a mass layoff last week, are not going quietly into oblivion.  Most of the 30 lensfolk who got canned, plus dozens of supporters, picketed outside the newspaper building on Thursday. And leaders of the union that represents most of the photogs say there’s more to come.
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Sun-Times’ Photojournalism Strategy: Reporters With iPhones

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Hey, recently fired Chicago Sun-Times photographers — want some insult to go with that injury?

Too bad, because newspaper management revealed today the paper’s strategy for replacing the work of the 20 shooters about to hit the pavement: Reporters will squeeze off a few shots with their smartphone to accompany stories.
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Instagram ‘Not a Photography Company,’ Says Co-Founder

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In case you thought Instagram was just about faux-antiquing images, au contraire. They’re not even a photography company, co-founder Kevin Systrom (shown above) clarified during a recent discussion at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club.
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Kick Light: An iPhone Flash on Steroids

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If you find that the flash on your mobile phone simply isn’t cutting it anymore, take a look at The Kick Light? Described as “a super customizable light studio that fits in your pocket” the Kick Light is a panel of LED lights that can attach to your iPhone (or be used separately), and can apparently display any color in a brightness of a user’s choice.
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Tennis Player at French Open Uses His iPhone Camera to Dispute a Line Call

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Forget the electronic line judge or the slow motion review by the refs, professional Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky decided to take matters into his own hands when a line call didn’t go his way in the French Open on Monday.
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Forget Olympus — How Come People Are Still Bothering With Compact Cameras?

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The recent announcement from Olympus that it’s dropping out of the compact camera market started us thinking: Why is anyone bothering to make those things anymore?
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PhotoPills: Plan Photo Shoots With the Sun and Moon Using Your iPhone

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Planning lighting is a critical step in the planning of a photo shoot. But what happens if you don’t exactly have control of your lighting. What if your planned source of light is the sun or the moon?

Rafael Pons believes he has the solution to planning photo shoots that involve the sun and the move with a new application for iOS called PhotoPills. “You just have to decide where you want the sun or moon to be and tap the search button to get all possible dates it happens,” he says. Read more…