You like photography, you’d like to take stunning photos, but you’re bummed because you don’t have a camera? But hey, you’ve got your phone! Photographer Noe Alonzo took a challenge to shoot only with his smartphone for six months. He did it to encourage all of you to just go out and shoot, and in this video, he shares some of the lessons he learned during the process.
The problem with photographing busy locations is that people will always be there to ruin your shots. But not anymore! Bye Bye Camera is an app that automatically removes people from your smartphone snaps. It’s an art project, a camera “for the post-human era,” but it definitely has a practical application, too!
There’s been a lot of talk about the Flip Camera on the ASUS ZenFone 6. It immediately jumped to the top of DxOMark’s “Selfie Camera” leaderboard, which isn’t really surprising given that its front camera is also its rear camera. But a lot of that talk has been about its potential durability. Well, Zack at JerryRigEverything decided to put the Flip Camera to the test to see just how tough it really is.
So, this kinda makes sense, but it also kinda creeps me out. DxOMark is a pretty well-known name when it comes to testing lenses, sensors and cameras. And that includes the cameras in your phone. In this case, specifically, the selfie camera. At least as of January of this year.
To help improve the tests, and standardising their process for consistency, they made a realistic mannequin selfie stand-in made from 3D scanning a real human subject. If you ask me, though, it has that sort of Westworld Vibe.
Every time a new generation of phones comes out, it always surprises me with how far they seem to leap forward with each generation. Much of it is down to software and computational photography rather than the sensors or processors themselves actually improving. But sometimes you see something that really makes you go wow.
Qualcomm, manufacturer of the Snapdragon, the most popular line of smartphone processors, has just released a video showing off 4K HDR with a Snapdragon 855-powered smartphone. Well, a prototype smartphone.
The notch seemed like a great idea at the time. It allowed phone manufacturers to get back a little bit more screen space while still having a front camera. But then the notch became kind of annoying, and manufacturers have been doing what they can to eliminate it. ASUS turned theirs into a flip-out camera, and Oppo has already experimented with popup cameras.
Last month, a promising Kickstarter campaign was launched to fund LIT Flash, a powerful xenon wireless flash for smartphone photography. It seemed like a good idea and the project quickly exceeded funds. However, after reevaluating the project – it was canceled and the campaign is now closed.
There are so many new features coming to smartphone cameras these days that it can be difficult to keep up. You’ve got all kinds of HDR, fake bokeh, high resolution and high detail modes that all work in a bunch of different ways. Most of these features are there to overcome limitations in the tiny sensors that smartphones tend to contain.
One feature is Google’s Super Resolution algorithm. A computational photography technique that essentially replaces the demosaicing process used on most digital cameras. It’s quite fascinating, looks much better than most of the alternatives, and it’s pretty clever how it works.
Huawei P30 Pro seems like an impressive phone when it comes to its camera specs. Singapore-based photographer Justin Ng put it to a test and took some awesome photos with Huawei’s latest flagship phone. He shot handheld in the middle of the night and managed to capture the Milky Way and star trails using nothing but his smartphone camera.
Smartphone cameras are getting better and better, plus they are easy and very intuitive to use. This is why many of us rely on them for taking photos in everyday situations. However, because of their ease of use, some camera options remain hidden and unknown to users. In this video, Evan Ranft shares three lesser-known iPhone camera features. You may not have known about them, yet they can help you take better photos with your phone camera.