Posts Tagged ‘iphonephotography’

Henry’s Concepts: Adorable Photo Series Directed Entirely by a Two-Year-Old

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In order to make a little bit of money on the side, Toronto-based portrait and wedding photographer Alex Neary does some nannying, but she probably never expected that her nannying gig would be her ticket to viral photography success.

You see, for the last year and a half, she’s been looking after a ridiculously cute and creative toddler named Henry, who one day decided that he wanted to turn the camera around and photograph Alex for a change. Thus was born the adorable photo series Henry’s Concepts. Read more…

Humorous Video Points Out the Photos We Never Seem to Delete from Our Phones

One of the oft-mentioned pitfalls of the smartphone photography movement is that we end up with a ton of photos that just stay on our phones indefinitely, never to see the light of day. This humorous video points out some of the photos that you and I both probably have sitting somewhere on our phone and that, for one reason or another, we haven’t or won’t ever delete. Read more…

Nova: The Card-Sized Color Temperature-Adjustable Wireless Flash for Your Phone

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An external iPhone flash actually made our recent list of 13 photo gadgets we didn’t need, but that doesn’t mean we don’t see the potential of a flash accessory for smartphones. That particular retro-tastic flash didn’t suit our fancy; the new Nova wireless flash, however, has a lot more going for it. Read more…

Groopic Combines Multiple Group Shots So the Photographer is Never Left Out

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You might have run into this problem before: you’re out with a group of friends and someone suggests a group shot. At this point, as the resident photographer of the group, several smartphones will probably be passed your way, leading to several good photos, all of them missing you.

You could always ask a stranger to take the group photo, but the picture might not turn out right and you might prefer avoiding that interaction altogether. Thankfully, with Groopic, now you can. Read more…

Comparing the Quality of iPhone Cameras Over the Years

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The iPhone has evolved in leaps and bounds since the smartphone first burst onto the scene in 2007, and one of the most impressive ways it has evolved is in its capability to take pictures. In the original iPhone, a camera was something of an afterthought; the current model has entire commercials dedicated to the camera.

But knowing intuitively that the camera has improved exponentially is a far sight from seeing it with your own eyes. And so, just like they did in 2011, the folks behind the popular iPhone app Camera+ got every model of the iPhone together took a set of comparison shots for your perusing pleasure. Read more…

Photographer Uses His iPhone to Capture One Photo Per Day of a Lonely Bur Oak

A Year in the Life of That Tree

For 20 years, 52-year-old photojournalist Mark Hirsch drove by the lonely old Bur Oak two miles from his home in southwest Wisconsin without thinking to take its picture even once. Then, one evening, he took a particularly beautiful photo of the tree at sunset using his newly purchased iPhone.

It was just his way of testing out the phone’s camera (which he was very skeptical of) and, lo and behold, he was hooked. For a full year after that, starting on March 23, 2012, Hirsch took one photo per day of the towering Bur Oak, and he’s titled the resulting project “That Tree.” Read more…

New York Times Puts Instagram Image on the Front Page

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In November of 2010, The New York Times made headlines of their own when they chose four Hipstamatic photos to grace their front page. And now, Instagram is getting in on the action as well. For Sunday’s paper, the NYT decided to use a photo of Alex Rodriguez taken by photographer Nick Laham in a locker room bathroom using an iPhone and edited in Instagram. Read more…

Order Polaroid-Style Prints Straight from Your iPhone for $1 with Printic

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Printic is a new service that mixes two popular cultural movements. The first is that nostalgic pull back towards the days when we actually got to hold our pictures in hand; the second, the square crop, retro, lo-fi movement.

So what do you get when you combine these two? You get a service that lets you select and crop photos directly from your phone, and send Polaroid-style high-quality prints to whomever for just $1 a piece.
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Professional-Looking Portrait Taken With an iPhone and a $10 Lamp

French photographer Philippe Echaroux is known, among other things, as a great portrait photographer. You might remember his work taking studio quality “celebrity” portraits of random strangers on the street.

For his most recent portraiture project, however, he eschewed even the limited studio gear he brought out on the street with him, and issued himself a challenge: take a high-quality, professional portrait, using nothing more than an iPhone and a €10 lighting budget. Read more…

EyeEm App Sees Popularity Surge, Pulls Ahead of Instagram on Free App Charts

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When you think “Instagram competitor,” the first app that comes to mind is Flickr’s new offering. Having released just in time for Instagram to royally annoy its users with the proposed ToS changes, disgruntled Instagrammers flocked to Flickr in droves.

But there’s a new kid gaining popularity on the lo-fi block that does exactly what Instagram does, only more… German. It’s the EyeEm app, and it’s been climbing the charts so fiercely that it has established itself as a legitimate Instagram competitor in little more than a week. Read more…