Sep 172015
 

 

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Anyone who takes pictures with their phones (which would be at least half the people on this planet), does so to preserve special moments. That’s what photography is all about, right? The dilemma, when it comes to capturing a special moment with your phone, however, is whether to take a still photo, or to take a video. A still photo captures an instant moment, albeit not always quite well enough to tell the whole story. A video? Often more moments than the people you’d like to share it with would care to see. What Apple has done with Live Photos is to solve this dilemma. Without doing anything different than you’d ordinarily do, Live Photos extends the moment of the capture by combining the best of still photography and video. It allows you to pick up those critical few seconds just before and after the picture is taken, adding delightfully natural elements of wonder and magic to the moment. Bringing it to life in a whole new way.

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Aug 112015
 

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A few months ago I decided to do something a little different and create an iOS app to present my photography. I had been thinking about it for a while and had a vague idea of what I wanted the app to achieve and how I wanted it to work.

Portfolio websites are great for photographers to showcase their work to potential clients but unless the website has additional content, there is no reason for people to keep coming back. This is why many people add a blog to their website with behind-the-scenes or tips-and-tricks content.

As an avid Instagram user and an app developer I started thinking about the possibilities of a mobile portfolio. In the world of photography, engagement is key, so I chose to take my portfolio and put it on a platform that begs for interaction: mobile. Imagine having your photography portfolio on someone’s phone and the ability to push updates to them. It’s an interesting idea and one that I wanted to experiment with, so I began designing the app.

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Jul 192015
 

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The new Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter looks largely the same as its predecessors, aside from some new gold trim intended to make it stand out from the lower-end model. But the star of the show on the drone itself is the all-new 4K video camera, capable of capturing super smooth, ultra-high resolution video footage from the skies.

The 4K camera is attached to the same style of gimbal found on the previous-generation Phantom 2 Vision+. But the lens on the new camera is larger, though the camera unit itself remains relatively small.

The rest of the upgrades to the drone itself are internal. The device has an improved 23 minutes of flying time, it’s faster, and it also includes a vision sensor for indoor flight.

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Jul 022015
 

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The popular browser-based photo editor Polarr has now arrived on mobile devices. After launching in the iTunes App Store late last week, the app was featured by Apple and was downloaded a whopping 250,000 times in the first 48 hours.

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Jun 292015
 

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There are a number of easy-to-use model release form apps out there already, but Snapwire wants to do better. The photo marketplace has launched its own free app called Releases. Designed for professional photographers, the app lets you easily create, sign, and send model and properly releases using your iPhone.

“Releases are important because they protect you from potential lawsuits where people claim invasion of privacy or defamation after you’ve photographed them,” Snapwire says. “Model releases state that the person in the photo consents to be photographed, as well for you to use the images.”

“Model releases apply to any situation where the person is recognizable, and are extremely important to obtain.”

The Releases app includes standard industry templates provided by Snapwire, ASMP, Getty Images, and Shutterstock.

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Jun 222015
 

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We rely on our iPhone for so many facets of our life, but as a camera it has become a disruptive force in the photography world. The “Shot with an iPhone 6’ advertising campaign is likely making traditional camera companies shutter – pun intended – as sales of consumer cameras continue to fall.

DxO, the makers of sophisticated imaging software, may have the ONE camera to do this. The ONE is a palm-sized camera that plugs into your iPhone with functions and optics that have the potential to deliver greater image quality.

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May 192015
 

Bentley Motors is synonymous with timeless style, luxury, and affluence. Their cars are still regarded around here in Newport Beach, where every other car is a Porsche, BMW or Mercedes, as a status symbol of the uber-wealthy.

Like Bentley, in terms of the classic and sleek design, Apple also strives to capture that timeless style and elegance in their products. So to highlight the new technology in their updated Mulsanne, Bentley Motors teamed up with filmmaker Austin Reza and Apple to shoot the following short film, Intelligent Design.

Each new Bentley Mulsanne has a dual working station in the back seat, equipped with integrated iPads (because people who own Bentleys don’t actually drive them, they sit in the backseat making multi-million dollar deals while their drivers fight the LA traffic. Duh.) To market this new feature, the team used this new technology to create the film. They shot the first Intelligent Design film on the iPhone 5, and the new film on the iPhones 6 and 6+. Then they assembled the footage with the iPads located in the backseat of the Bentley.

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Apr 202015
 

At NAB this week Manfrotto announced the Digital Director, a real-time monitoring solution for Canon and Nikon DSLR’s. Digital Director connects to the DSLR’s USB port and sends a live signal to an iPad running the Digital Director app.

But it’s more than just a monitoring solution. Users can interact with the camera and remotely change parameters. There are two main modes: Photo and Video. All camera settings can be adjusted, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and focus. The Interactive Focus feature allows a focus point can be set simply by touching the screen, and a digital zoom feature ensures it’s set accurately. The controls also include a histogram and audio meters, and they can be moved anywhere on the screen. Photos can be edited on in the app and then uploaded from the iPad’s camera roll.

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Apr 152015
 

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Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art cameras that are extremely small yet powerful enough to lead “the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple shelled out about $20 million in the deal.

LinX’s website doesn’t have too many details (nor web design), but it does have some snippets that shed some light on what the company is working on. Images on the page show three different camera modules with two, three, and four lenses, respectively.

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Mar 122015
 

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We share over 1.8 billion photos per day, and thanks to the ever-growing technology in cameras paired with the expansive world of social media platforms it’s become increasingly easy to add the title “photographer” to the resume. Apple has searched high and low for the world’s absolute best photographers and their work that spans the planet. The “Shot on iPhone 6” World Gallery features photos from creatives spanning 70 cities in 24 countries, and brings the mobile photography community front and center proving again that the best camera is the one that’s with you.

Apple has launched a beautiful ad campaign featuring photos captured on the new iPhone 6 looking to highlight the best of the best. Owners of the iPhone had submitted their top shots and Apple selected their favorites to be featured on the website’s front page. The incredible photos were captured from the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, New Zealand, and many more countries. Having made a living shooting solely with my iPhone, it’s inspiring and a continued push for me to learn all that I can about simply taking great photos with the tools I am given, rather than relying on gear dictating what I create.

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Mar 092015
 

But it still has problems to be fixed before it’s released…

But, already, I’m getting ahead of myself. A few days ago, I downloaded the Mac OS X 10.10.3 Beta, Apple’s not-yet-ready for launch operating system. It packs many improvements, the most noteworthy being an entirely revamped photo managing interface. Gone is Apple’s multi-prong photo solution that included Aperture for the experts and iPhoto for the rest of us. In its place is a new Photos app, which takes many a nod from its iOS counterpart.

Upon first glance, the new Mac Photos app is an enormous improvement when it comes to handling massive amounts of images. And let’s face it, after six generations of iPhones, with high-quality DSLRs and action-cams aplenty, most of us have more pictures than we’ll ever need, let alone look at again. I personally have more than 15,000 in my library.

This app makes you fall in love with your forgotten photos all over again. Using the Mac’s touchpad, you can pinch and spread your fingers to zoom out and in on your images, respectively, just as you would if you were browsing your photos on an iOS device. The most impressive part of the interface is how it renders your pictures instantly, turning icon-sized images into full-fledged photos in a snap.

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Nov 232014
 

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One of the big selling points of each new iPhone since 2007 has been improved camera quality. If new rumors are to be believed, we may not have seen the biggest quality jump yet.

The latest word on the street is that next year’s iPhone may boast “the biggest camera jump ever.”

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Nov 122014
 

Just over a month ago we shared with you Vizzywig 4K, an app that gives your iPhone 5S 4K video recording abilities… at a price. A price of $1000 to be exact.

However, it looks as though i4software, the company behind Vizzywig has had a change of heart: you can now pick up the app for only $50, or 95% off the original price. I would suggest reading the App Store reviews before plunking down your 50 bucks!

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Oct 282014
 

Camera+ has to be one of my favorite iPhone apps to use when I use my phone to take a quick picture. Its interface provides ample versatility with speed, pro-functions and editing capabilities. I’m not the only one praising this iPhone app – Camera+ has sold over 10 million copies, and is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps out there.

Camera+ regularly costs $3 at the App Store, but now you can snag it for free, and only for a limited time– the offer ends November 16th.

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Oct 202014
 

Not long after the original iPad debuted, I was home for the holidays and saw a husband take a picture of his wife at a bar with a BlackBerry PlayBook. Being from a small town that always seems a bit behind the times, it surprised me that he had the new PlayBook in the first place, let alone that it was his camera of choice.

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Sep 302014
 

I hope this rumor is true! I have been wondering for some time when Apple would create a 4k or better display. I am hopeful that there will soon be separate 4k Apple display as well!

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Sep 192014
 

Apple is a company renowned for making products that are not only functional, but also beautiful. When you buy an apple product you’re buying something that’s been crafted as opposed to being cobbled together. Overseeing design at Apple is Jony Ive, the London-born designer who has worked up the ranks at the company since 1992 to take the post of senior vice president of design.

Given Apple’s design heritage, and Ive’s customarily well-calibrated eye, I have to wonder how this carbuncle came to adorn the iPhone 6.

I’m talking about the protrusion from the otherwise sleek exterior of the iPhone 6 to accommodate the camera lens, something that from this point on I will call the “camera nubbin.”

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Sep 172014
 

Say hello to 4K video recording with the iPhone… but first you’ll need a 5S model and a cool $999. That’s how much you’ll need to pay in the App Store to purchase Vizzywig 4K, which touts itself as the world’s first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video.

The app is designed specifically for iOS 7 on the iPhone 5S, which has a default video resolution cap of 1080p. VZ4K, as it’s known, allows you to capture 4K video by shooting 4K-resolution photographs at a rate of 24 photos a second while recording synced audio on the side.

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Sep 152014
 

Apple busted out its iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 plus today and — amongst the talk of larger screen sizes, faster processors and sleeker designs — what has us most excited is the updated camera technology.

The cameras on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be the only snappers you’ll ever need, if Apple’s hype and early previews are to be believed. Here’s what we know about the integrated cameras so far.

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Both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus use an all-new sensor. Like the one on the iPhone 5S, it’s an 8MP unit, with 1.5-micron pixels and an F/2.2 aperture, but it now lets in 80 per cent more light and comes with phase detection autofocus, like you normally get on DSLR cameras.

According to Apple, the tech uses dedicated pairs of pixels that read light coming in from objects and can tell whether they are in or out of phase, allowing for autofocusing that is twice as fast as the previous-generation phone. Focus changes are now almost imperceptable, both in stills and video modes.

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Iphone 6 camera: 240fps slow-motion

The 120fps slow motion feature on the iPhone 5s was jawdropping, allowing users to capture video in slow motion. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus take things to the next level with a 240fps slo-mo mode that lets you slow things down by twice the amount. If Matrix-style bullet time effects are your thing, then you’re going to love this mode – it looks absolutely stunning.

Iphone 6 camera: Single-shot HDR photos and HDR movies

HDR is a handy feature on the iPhone 5s, but it leaves behind multiple versions of a single photo. With iPhone 6, you only get a single shot left behind, so there’s less tidying up to do when you’re finished snapping.

Iphone 6 camera: Image stabilisation

The cameras in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are almost identical – almost. Where the 6 Plus differs is in its ability to offer impressive image stabilisation. Not only does this promise to improve pictures taken by those with shaky hands or those operating in low light conditions. Some of the low light shots demonstrated by Apple during the iPhone 6 reveal were stunning. Check out the picture of the two girls above to see what we mean.