As somebody who got back into film a few years ago, I’ve kept my eye on various apps that have spawned for iOS and Android. I’ve still not found anything that lets me do everything I need, but the Kodak app has proven to be occasionally helpful.
Pretty much the only things that can be said for certain about the iPhone 7 are that it’ll eventually be announced (probably in September) and that it’ll be made by Apple.
If either of these cases are even close to real, however, the standard iPhone 7 will not possess dual cameras, an feature likely reserved for the iPhone 7 Plus.
Today, as is the case most days, I check out my phone to see that I have an app update. Given the number of iOS apps I’ve used over the years that have suddenly become useless, unstable, or removed significant features with newer versions, I’ve disabled automatic app updates.
Upon seeing that an update was available for the YouTube app, what a joy it was to see that they’ve finally added Google Cardboard support for both 360 degree videos using the phone’s built in accelerometers, as well as 3D video!
The best thing anyone ever said about one of my photographs was “That looks like shit.” — “ That (meaning my photograph) looks like shit.” I think it was something I posted on DPREVIEW or one of those other sites. Anyways, where I posted the photo is irrelevant. What is relivant is that that comment changed everything I knew about photography. You see, back then I had just gotten the bad ass, see ya later Sony Cyber Shot, Nikon D3000. Now this thing had just come out. It was one of the first consumer DSLR’s that changed the game for amateur photographers, and boy you couldn’t take a bad picture with it if you tried. That’s what I thought anyways. That’s what a lot of photographers think when it comes to talking about gear, that it matters, and the truth is, it doesn’t.
Today, Instagram have introduced a new look. While a little more flashy than the previous polaroidesque icon, they state that the new one represents a simpler camera with the familiar rainbow living on in gradient form.
While the icon itself seems to have gotten more outgoing, the app has been cleaned down to a more minimalistic and muted layout, allowing you to concentrate more on the images you see scrolling down your screen.
I get the charm of shooting video on an iPhone, especially since picking up an iPhone SE. It’s small, it’s always with you, and the video it can produce is pretty impressive. But where my SE has the advantage of a slew of cases available that let me hook it up to all kinds of other video shooting devices, many 6S/6S Plus users do not.
The new Helium Core for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus form factors not only aims to fix this situation, but takes things a step further by adding a whole bunch of 1/4-20 thread sockets allowing mounting your phone to pretty much any system you desire, as well as letting you to add microphones, lights, and other gadgets on top.
One of the most challenging aspects of street photography is trying to capture the candidness of a particular scene. Even with a camera as small as a iPhone, holding it up to take a photo can ruin the moment you’re trying to capture.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow capture exactly the scene you want without the subject(s) ever knowing they’re being photographed?
There are no shortages of accessories that claim to make your smartphone’s camera capabilities closer to that of a DSLR. In reality, none of them have proven to do so yet.
But that isn’t stopping Miggo from using the same buzzphrase as part of the pitch for a new iPhone attachment that brings physical dials, a zoom ring and a cold shoe mount to your smartphone.
A few weeks ago, we shared a video from professional skier Nicolas Vuignier wherein he used a clever DIY setup to capture bullet-time video using only his iPhone. The resulting footage was both incredibly unique and absolutely mesmerizing.
Today, we get an inside look at how Vuignier created the rig that holds his iPhone in place as he swings it around his head. [Read more…]
Smartphone photography might seem straightforward. But the truth of the matter is there are plenty of people out there who could benefit from learning at least the basics involved in capturing quality images with a smartphone.