It wasn’t too long ago that taking quality pictures required a legitimate camera and local photo center to print the photos. But with the proliferation of smartphones equipped with decent cameras, that is no longer the case. While your iPhone camera won’t match up with something like this, it is more than adequate for taking great photos. And if you want to take better photos than the average iPhone photographer, these 11 tips will help you become an iPhone camera pro.
We all know the iPhone is capable of shooting incredible photos — it’s one of the best smartphone cameras available — and every year some of the best are highlighted by the iPhone Photography Awards, or IPPAWARDS. Here are this year’s stunning picks.
Whether you are uploading videos to YouTube, Vine, or Instagram, your iPhone camera is there to capture the moment. While recording a video is a simple as pointing the camera on yourself or the at the action, you can’t really do both easily. If you are at a concert or at a game recording the action, it would be great to record what you see and how you react to it. That’s what Twicer sets out to do.
Instagram is one of the world’s most popular photo sharing applications, yet it has been known for lacking some customization features. While it is full of filters and photo manipulation tools, it sorely lacked the function to splice photos together or create epic collages. So, to answer these needs, Instagram recently launched Layout and I am going to show you 10 new ways Layout can improve your Instagram game.
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.
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.
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.
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.