After Google Pixel’s score of 89 and taking the first place on DxO Mark Mobile, there’s now a new king. HTC’s newly announced U11 takes over the throne and scores 90, thus becoming the highest-rated phone on DxOMark Mobile so far. This phone has a range of well-performing features, but at DxO, they particularly emphasize its low noise and fast autofocus. As they point out, these two features were the key to achieving the highest score and taking over the first place. But for the fans of phone photography, there are other features HTC U11 offers and that you may find handy.
German engineers are developing a new concept that might change the design of smartphones and the concept of smartphone photography. In an attempt to avoid camera bump, they have created a prototype of the phone which has the camera that slides from the side of a device.
Raise your hand if you’ve been in this situation before. You are out at night. No camera, just a phone. You want to take a photo of something more than a meter away, and the light is just not there. Even if you turn on the tiny phone light. I know that phones are always improving with low light performance, but sometime you just need that extra kick.
Matt of DIY Perks has a great build for an Egg Light (well, a light) that needs no batteries and is extremely strong. And best of all, it’s called an Egg Light.
If you frequent DIY Photography, you’ll know we’re big fans of the Light Blaster, a speedlight accessory that allows you to cast shapes and designs onto a subject or background.
Today, we have for you a fun DIY project that does essentially the same thing, except for your smartphone’s camera flash. [Read more…]
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.
Vogue magazine caused quite a bit of rage among photographers, along with copious amounts of ridicule, when it recently published a list of 10 wedding “rules” to which it recommends brides-to-be say “I don’t”.
The reason for this was the magazine’s statement that couples shouldn’t hire professional wedding photographers, and should rather rely on the guests’ smartphones and disposable cameras.
These next photos, taken by wedding photographer John Warren and a guest, are the perfect answer to Vogue’s nonsense. As the saying goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Sometimes the best DIY hacks are the ones that involve the least amount of thought — and money.
This DIY iPhone to SLR lens adapter covers both of those, because it costs absolutely nothing and takes only 30 seconds to make. [Read more…]
Get ready. Smartphone cameras are about to get a whole lot faster.
Today, OmniVision Technologies Inc. has announced its latest imaging sensor, a 16-megapixel 1/2.4-inch module capable of capturing full resolution photos at a blazing 45 frames per second. [Read more…]