Posts Tagged ‘smartphonephotography’

ProCam 2 is the First App to Show Off Apple’s iOS 8 Manual Camera Controls

ProCam2_3

ProCam 2 is out and ready for download today alongside iOS 8, and it has the distinction of being the first camera app to utilize the full manual controls Apple opened up to developers in iOS. And while the interface might be a doozy for some, it packs quite the punch in a little package.

Read more…

Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

relonch7

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…

The iPhone is NOT for Photographers

YahooTech_2014-Sep-09

Part of understanding is the ability to admit when one is wrong. Here and now I need to admit that I was wrong. Read more…

Impressive New Smartphone Software Can Turn a Blurry Mess Into a Clear Shot

algolux_4

Besides sensor size, quality glass is the other major hurdle that smartphones need to overcome if they ever want to truly compete, quality-wise, with their bigger more capable brothers.

But since attaching a 500mm lens to a smartphone looks… well… kind of dumb, the folks at Canadian startup Algolux are taking a software-based approach and producing some truly incredible results in the process. Read more…

7 Simple Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Taking More Creative Smartphone Photos

COOPH, The Cooperative of Photography, is back in the photo tip game again, this time showing us 7 smartphone photography tips you’ll want to be writing down if you ever shoot with the computer in your pocket.

From unique panorama uses to a clever way to easily take partially underwater photos, these tips are quick, easy and will certainly add a little variety to your Instagram arsenal. Read more…

Peter Frampton Flings Fan’s Phone Into the Rafters Because He Wouldn’t Stop Taking Pictures

frampton1

We’ve heard of musicians prohibiting photography and video at their shows, we’ve even seen video of musicians publicly shaming fans who refused to experience the show through anything other than a 4-inch screen, but iconic guitarist Peter Frampton took smartphone photography intolerance to an epic new level this past weekend. Read more…

Play Around with Refocusable Images from Pelican Imaging’s ‘Light Field’ Camera for Smartphones

PelicanLightField

With each passing day, it seems as though light field photography (and its imitators) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Patents here, rumors there, it’s a conglomeration of what is very likely the next frontier in photography.

And this past week, Pelican Images published a collection of online 3D viewer images captured with its thin light field camera that might be making its way into mobile devices soon. Read more…

Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

missy1

In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper. Read more…

Humor: Main Photo in Cheap Photography Tips Article Shot with $4.5K of Equipment

mobilefunny

If something seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. A great example of this was sent to us by a reader earlier this week when he found one of his photos had been purchased for use by an Austrian publication. Great news, right? Well, not entirely.

The photo is being used at the top of an article on shooting photos without expensive equipment, the caption implying that it was a smartphone camera that yielded these epic results. But of course, that’s not the case. Read more…

Lenka: A Minimalist B&W iOS Camera App that Won’t Even Let You Take Selfies

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 9.55.05 AM

Characterizing a black and white camera app as ‘minimal’ feels a bit like characterizing an elephant as ‘big’… or a coffee shop in Williamsburg as ‘hipster.’ Of course it’s minimal, it only shoots black and white! But one look at the new iOS app Lenka and you’ll realize why we used that term. Read more…