Photographing fireworks is challenging no matter which kind of camera you use. Last week I went to Linz, Austria, to shoot a firework at a local funfair, called “Urfahraner Markt.” The firework happens right near the Danube and is best watched (and photographed) from a nearby bridge called “Nibelungenbrücke.” So, first, here are a few sample shot of the fireworks I took with the iPhone.
We released Halide 1.9 on Monday, with a powerful new feature called Technical Readout. Reviewers with advance access to the iPhone XS have been kind enough to share these readouts with us, detailing several camera hardware specs.
After some analysis, we can now give you an overview of what’s new in the iPhone XS camera hardware and its technical capabilities beyond what Apple stated at their keynote.
Note that these are the hardware specs — Apple focused strongly on software enhancements like Smart HDR and the new Portrait mode, which are not covered by the technical specifications.
Skip to the end for the comparison table.
It’s that time of year again when all the fanboys flock to San Jose for the annual iPhone announcement. This year, they’ve announced three new iPhones. There’s the iPhone XR (an iPhone X with one camera), then iPhone XS (an iPhone X with more fake bokeh), and the iPhone XS Max (an iPhone X with a big screen).
They’ve received a new processor, of course, and some new computational photography features that’ll probably filter down to their other iPhones in some variety, too. But aside from a tiny bump to ISO performance on the wide angle camera, that seems to be about it, really.
It’s September which means another generation of Apple iPhones. This year, the iPhone XS (pronounced “ten ess”) adds a slightly larger sensor plus significantly more computing power via the A12 Bionic Chip to enhance the phone’s image signal processing.
No matter if you’re up for some holiday selfies under the sea, or an underwater photo session, AquaTech will help you take your underwater shots with an iPhone. The company has released the AxisGo system, a waterproof housing that will turn your iPhone into an underwater rig with a lens, a grip and a few other accessories.
We’ve all done things at the last minute from time to time. Famous rapper Kanye West took it to a new level when choosing an artwork for his latest album Ye. He took the photo himself, with an iPhone: on his way to the album listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Why hire a photographer when you can do it yourself?
Describing himself as a “guerrilla street toy photographer”, Jerry Business shoots some amazing images with his iPhone. Placing tiny toys in the big wide world, he uses forced perspective to create interesting and often amusing scenes. In this short from SmugMug films, we get to follow Jerry around and listen to him talk about his work. It’s absolutely fascinating.
A recent photo of Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry with his partner Meghan Markle was published in the media all over the world. But they weren’t taken by a professional photographer or with expensive gear. A fan with an iPhone took a photo with her iPhone and posted it on Twitter. All of a sudden, her photo became so popular that she hopes to fund her daughter’s university fees from selling it worldwide.
iPhone’s “Portrait Mode” is a rather useful feature, and gives neat results. You can even see more and more magazine covers shot on iPhone with the “Portrait Mode”. But, if you don’t like the effect or simply want to add some versatility to it – check out a free app named Focos.
This app lets you add more types of bokeh to the photos you take with your iPhone – from creamy to swirly. The developers promise a “real bokeh effect,” and judging from the sample photos, the bokeh really does look good.
After Sports Illustrated and Billboard, Elle Australia also issued a cover shot with a smartphone. The photographer Georges Antoni opted for iPhone 7 Plus, like Miller Mobley who shot for Billboard Magazine. And once again, with fine golden light and skillful photographer and model – the results ended up to be fantastic.