Photography

How to use Live Photos to make GIFs, videos and collages like a pro with Alive

How to use Live Photos to make GIFs, videos and collages like a pro with Alive

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus brought in one of my favorite Apple features – Live Photos. Live Photos captures 1.5 seconds before and after a photo is taken, creating a short, animated image that can be shared and enabled with 3D Touch. But, in a major oversight (in my humble opinion) from Apple, there isn’t much else you can do with that Live Photo.  

Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 6s compared to the best of Android and Lumia

Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 6s compared to the best of Android and Lumia

I remarked in my recent full review of the Apple iPhone 6s a few days ago, that image quality from its rear camera is ‘excellent but not quite class leading’. Of course, the word ‘class’ is somewhat ambiguous here – did I mean to include camera specialist phones like the 1/1.5″-sensored Lumia 1020? Did I merely refer to 2015 camera-toting smartphones? And what about platform? Below, I look at each of these, including comparisons to imaging on the original iPhone 6 – suffice it to say that the camera in the iPhone 6s manages to be ‘up there’ while knocking spots off much of the competition in terms of performance and usability.

12 tips to take amazing photos with your iPhone camera

12 tips to take amazing photos with your iPhone camera

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.

How to straighten and realign photos on your iPhone and iPad

How to straighten and realign photos on your iPhone and iPad

My iPhone is my utility weapon, acting as my phone, messenger, alarm clock, portable gaming system, and my camera. Smartphones and tablets have all but relegated real cameras to niche items for professional photographers and people who like to spend a lot of money on things. 

Quickly manage your Camera Roll on your iPhone or iPad with familiar gestures 

Quickly manage your Camera Roll on your iPhone or iPad with familiar gestures 

The iPhone is my go-to camera to capture all those dope moments in my life. But every so often I want to clean out my camera roll and get rid of those old or not so awesome pictures. You can do this the standard way, by going into your camera roll and deleting pictures by album or individually, but why not make it a little more fun?

Apple patents iPhone camera with 3 sensors for better low-light performance

Apple patents iPhone camera with 3 sensors for better low-light performance

Apple is sometimes criticized for its decision to stick with an 8-megapixel camera sensor for the last four iPhones, but a new patent suggests it is working on a revolutionary new module consisting of three sensors that could improve low-light performance and color accuracy.

Download ‘Slow Shutter!’ for iPhone for free through the Apple Store app

Download ‘Slow Shutter!’ for iPhone for free through the Apple Store app

Slow Shutter!, the popular photography app for iPhone that lets you capture long-exposure photographs you’d usually only get from an expensive DSLR, is now free for a limited time through the Apple Store app. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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.

6 creative iPhone Camera tricks that’ll let you capture awesome photos

6 creative iPhone Camera tricks that’ll let you capture awesome photos

The iPhone’s camera is great, and Apple has a lot of options in the Camera app to enhance your photos, but here are a few tricks that you can use to take even better and more creative photos.

iOS 8’s manual camera controls explained; will enable a whole new category of advanced camera apps

iOS 8’s manual camera controls explained; will enable a whole new category of advanced camera apps

If you like shooting photos with the iPhone’s camera, but miss the advanced controls from your dedicated camera, you’ll love iOS 8. The new Camera APIs in iOS 8 let developers give you control over camera focus, white balance, and exposure settings.