iPhone Photography

Camera shootout: The iPhone 6 Plus vs. DSLR

Camera shootout: The iPhone 6 Plus vs. DSLR

The iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 come with a vastly improved cameras, with features like 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, slo-mo video at 240 FPS, time-lapse videos, continuous autofocus, focus pixels and cinematic video stabilisation.

Here are 5 of the best iPhone photos taken in 2014

Here are 5 of the best iPhone photos taken in 2014

Apple has long touted the iPhone as the most popular camera in the world, which is not much of a surprise given that the smartphone is approaching 550 million overall sales since launching seven years ago. As a testament to how much the iPhone has improved over that time, look no further than the eighth annual iPhone Photography Awards. The photos are absolutely breathtaking.

Twitter’s Video Sharing Service Vine Set To Launch Standalone iOS App

Twitter’s Video Sharing Service Vine Set To Launch Standalone iOS App

Vine is a video sharing startup acquired by Twitter last fall. What makes their app and sharing interesting is that you can only share 6 seconds of video at at time and the app works so it’s easier to quickly record short bits of video to stitch together.

500px’s Apps Removed from the App Store Over Nude Images in App Search Results [Updated]

500px’s Apps Removed from the App Store Over Nude Images in App Search Results [Updated]

500px is a newcomer to the photosharing scene, but one that has received wide acclaim among photographers. Their mobile apps have also received praise for their design and just overall awesomeness. Unfortunately if you haven’t already downloaded the app, you won’t be able to for a while because Apple pulled the iOS from the App Store overnight because Apple felt it was too easy for kids to search and find nude images through the app.

The Verge has some updates on this with word from Apple.

PureShot Let’s You Shoot and Save Uncompressed TIFF Images on Your iPhone

PureShot Let’s You Shoot and Save Uncompressed TIFF Images on Your iPhone

Although I have two point-n-shoots and a DSLR handy for taking pictures, it’s my iPhone 5 that generally gets the most use. Why? Because I have it with me almost all the time too. Not to mention I can shoot, edit (sometimes), and share a photo from my iPhone much, much faster than I ever could with my other cameras (import into a device, check, post, etc). Still, I prefer to shoot in RAW or have my pictures compresses as little as possible when I have the option. Less compression equals more flexibility editing. If there is more of the original photo left for me to work with I can push the boundaries of the image much better. Alas, that function isn’t in most iPhone apps. Until now. PureShot lets you save an uncompressed dRAW (aka TIFF) image. Results? Well, not what you might expect.

Great Video Apps for iPhone and iPad

Great Video Apps for iPhone and iPad

If you’re shooting video on your iDevice, we know that the basic, default Camera app isn’t too bad. It does the job and you can get to it from your Lock screen so it is very convenient. There are time, however, when you want to step it up a notch and do something a little more interesting. Whether it’s just a more advanced video app, something a little retro, adding special effects, or even making your own stop-motion videos, here are some apps that can add a little flair to your videos.

Instagram Updated with New Filter and Fixes Privacy Bug

Instagram Updated with New Filter and Fixes Privacy Bug

Instagram has updated their app (twice in the last day) to add a new filter, privacy settings, and expanded sharing beyond the camera roll.

Flickr Relaunches iPhone App with Photo Filter, But Could it Really Signal Closer Ties With Twitter

Flickr Relaunches iPhone App with Photo Filter, But Could it Really Signal Closer Ties With Twitter

Today Flickr pushed out a major update to their iOS app (something that has been lackluster for a long, long time), and while it looks nice (I just reloaded it onto my iPhone), the more interesting part is who is providing the new filters for the app. The filters are provided by the same folks who helped Twitter with their app. Does this signal a closer relationship between Yahoo! and Twitter?

Instagram Updated With New Camera, New Filter, and More Speed

Instagram Updated With New Camera, New Filter, and More Speed

Facebook-owned Instagram has released one of its biggest updates in a while with a bump up to version 3.2. This version includes a new look for the camera, optional grid (rule of thirds people), recent photos preview, and the usual speed and reliability improvements.

How To: Getting Started With Shared Photo Streams

How To: Getting Started With Shared Photo Streams

Photo Streams first arrived in iOS with iOS 5, but shared Photo Streams didn’t arrive until iOS 6. This relatively new feature is a great way to privately share photos with family and friends (who have compatible iOS devices), but starting to use Photo Streams can be a little tricky at first. So here is a quick guide to starting to use Shared Photo Streams on iOS 6.