Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

Two Photos of the Orion Nebula Show Just How Far Photography Has Come

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The saying goes, “your cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA launched a man to the moon. We launched a bird into pigs.”

Thankfully, in addition to launching furious balls of feathers into evil swine, we also use our phones for taking photographs. And just as our phones have more computing power than all of NASA in 1969, our phones also have better imaging capabilities than many of the astrophotography endeavors of the past. Read more…

Sony Brings 20.7MP Photos and 4K Video to the Waterproof Xperia Z2

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Trying to keep itself in the high-end mobile phone race, Sony has announced a new flagship phone that manages to pack a great deal of camera technology into a very thin, waterproof package.

While Sony isn’t exactly known for their smartphones, it’s quite a different story when it comes to their camera technology. Thus, to make use of their consistently improving performance in the photography world, they’ve decided to bring to life the Sony Xperia Z2, capable of shooting 20.7MP photos and 4K video. Read more…

LEGOgrapher Tours the World in Viral 365 Project Shot on an iPhone 4S

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Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a little LEGO man spent a year doing the same thing as part of life-sized human photographer Andrew Whyte‘s fun ‘The Legographer’ series. Read more…

Adobe Revamps Photoshop Express for Android KitKat

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Adobe has released a new version of the free Photoshop Express for Android, taking advantage of the new KitKat version of the operating system to make numerous speed and performance boosts. Read more…

Vivitar Working on Interchangeable Lens Smartphone Add-On

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Whatever you want to call the emerging category of camera/lens assemblies that snap onto a smartphone, there no doubt it’s growing. Case in point: Sony’s QX line and JK Imaging/Kodak’s SL series will soon by joined by a Vivitar model that made a very quiet debut last week at CES. Read more…

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

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Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, yes and yes. The upcoming device manages the increasingly difficult feat of pioneering a new and potentially useful category by turning an iPhone into a seriously capable portrait camera. Read more…

PRO Photographer: Daily Photo News and Premium Magazine Articles All in One Place

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PRO Photographer magazine just released an app that it’s calling “a new media hub for the connected photographer.” More specifically: it’s an iPad, iPhone and Android phone app that, for the first time, brings together premium magazine content and live, curated news feeds under one digital roof. Read more…

SmugMug’s Camera Awesome App Finally Makes it to Android Devices

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It took a year and a half, but the folks over at SmugMug have finally managed to bring their much-loved camera app, Camera Awesome, over to the Google Play store for Android users to take advantage of and enjoy. Read more…

Check Out the Snapdragon Booth: A 130-Smartphone Matrix-Style Bullet Time Rig

In an attempt to show off just how powerful its Snapdragon 600 processors are, Qualcomm decided to go all Matrix on the people of Venice, CA and New York City. They did this by putting together an impressive 130-smartphone 540° bullet time photo booth using only HTC One smartphones. Read more…

Prank: Man Asks People to Take a Photo of Him, Has Zombie Walk Across the Screen

Here’s a little bit of funny to get you through the rest of your Friday and send you off into the weekend in a good mood, because nothing helps alleviate stress like watching other people get the crap scared out of them… photo prank style. Read more…