Tag Archives: Photography

Best photo editing apps: Mextures, VSCO Cam, Over and more!

Smartphones have come a long way since their early days with their grainy cameras and the washed out images they produced. Apple, in particularly, has prided itself on the camera performance of its mobile devices and the iPhone is one of the most popular cameras out there, with some great camera apps to make taking pictures even better. Whether…

iOS 7 camera TiPs: Adding Grid Lines, Using your headphone’s remote as a shutter, Burst Mode and more…

The iPhone’s camera is one of the simplest to use on the smartphone market. On screen controls are minimal, but that doesn’t mean the app doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve. In this Camera TiPs video, I give a brief demonstration on how to add grid lines to line up shots and help framing, as well as lock focus and exposure. I also show how to use…

Moment Lens launches on Kickstarter, looks awesome for mobile photography

Mobile photography is something that many people are beginning to take advantage of. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc are all beginning to become centered around media, including photography (obvious for Instagram). Other companies, such as ōlloclip, currently offer attachment iPhone lenses that you can place over the camera of your iPhone in order to be…

Ridicolo App Review (Sponsored)

Ah, the selfie. 2013 really was the year the selfie took off, with everyone from Justin Bieber to the Pope posting theirs online. The Oxford English Dictionary even decided to declare “selfie” as the word of the year. Thanks to the ever improving front-facing cameras on our gadgets and the increasing normality of seeing people take a quick snap of…

Great last-minute iPhone gifts for photographers and cinematographers: Motrr Galileo, ōlloclip and Optrix PhotoPro X

Now that iPhone cameras are competing with point and shoot cameras in terms of image quality, they’re easily replacing them, purely for their convenience. An iPhone is so much easier to remember than a bespoke camera. But, for creatives, there needs to be the ability to add new dimensions to their photography and videos. So, for those, you should almost…

PanoPal seeks to give you the perfect panorama shot [Kickstarter Project]

With iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, Apple finally enabled its camera app to take panorama images. As many of you will doubtless have experienced, getting the image perfect first time is almost impossible. You have to keep your iPhone bolt upright and make sure you don’t rotate it too quickly or slowly. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ended up with black…

iPhone 5s camera praised by National Geographic photographer

In a blog post over at Proof.NationalGeographic.com, photographer Jim Richardson posted a selection of images from his recent trip around the Scottish Highlands. He reports: With intense use (I’ve made about 4,000 pictures in the last four days) I’ve discovered that the iPhone 5S is a very capable camera. The color and exposures are amazingly good,…

500px updated with new edge-to-edge design and swipe gestures

Photo-sharing service 500px has recently posted a significant update to their iOS app. Updated to version 2.2, the app now features a new edge-to-edge design as well as new swipe gestures. The new visual redesign means that the interface gets out of the way and you can focus on the high-resolution photographs. Navigation bars are translucent and…

Quick Look: Flickr’s new filters and editing tools [VID]

Earlier today, Yahoo! update its popular Flickr app for iPhone. As well as adding a handful of nice looking filters, it now has a massive range of photo editing tools that you’d normally found on fully-fledged programs. Perhaps its biggest success isn’t any of the individual additions to the app, it’s the way they’ve all been integrated in to a nice,…