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Tag Archive: iPhoneography
How good is the iPhone 5s camera? Good enough for National Geographic. And Apple’s own Phil Schiller is getting braggy about it on Twitter. National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson has been wandering around the picturesque Scottish highlands for a feature, and instead of shooting pictures with a pro-caliber Nikon, he has instead been doing it […]
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Grain, light leaks, color shifts, low contrast caused by lens flare – these are all familiar Instagrammatical filters which mimic the limits of film. And ironically, they were all considered Bad Things when people actually shot with film. Now we try to avoid digital noise just as we add back fake analog noise (grain). But [...]
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Triggertrap has released a new dongle that lets you fire real camera flashes using your iPhone. This brings you into the realm of high-speed photography — the kind where people shoot bullets through balloons of water and capture the image. Previously, Triggertrap was a remote that would let you fire your camera using your iPhone [...]
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The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the remnants of traditional paper journalism, has let go its entire photography staff of 28 people. Now its reporters will start receivingÂ â€œiPhone photography basics” training to start producing their own photos and videos.
The move is part of a growing trend towards publications using the iPhone as a replacement for fancy, expensive DSLRs. It’s a also a sign of how [Read More...]
Counter-intuitive though it may seem, taking a light source and putting it right up close to your subject’s face – as close as you can without getting it in frame – makes for softer light. Why? Because it makes the light bigger in relation to the subject. If that subject is a face, a bigger light can “wrap around” its contours and fill in its own shadows.
And the Photojojo Pocket Spotlight is a [Read More...]
What if you could go to university and learn the basics of photography for just $ 5? And what if that university specialized in the camera you actually have: the iPhone? If that prospect gets you jazzed, then welcome to Photojojo University’s Phoneography 101, a course that’ll learn ya to take pictures more better.
The $ 5 course lasts for four weeks, with two lessons per week (that makes 8!). The lessons are [Read More...]
I’ll say it right now: The Ninth Sprocket Pro Kit looks like a spoof. It’s another Kickstarter project which converts an iPhone into a big-boys camera, complete with pro accessories and mounting options. It is also the weirdest, and possibly unwieldiest camera case I’ve ver seen.
The designer, Mark Shurtleff has been working on his invention for two year. Apparently “working on” means “sketching a building from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and then, two years later, making [Read More...]
Ring flash — once the preserve of high-end (or deep-pocketed) fashion photographers and macro nerds with real, like, cameras — now in reach of us plebs with cameraphones. The LED Ringlight from Adorama is a dim-able, continuous light source that can now be used for video and non-synced camera lighting, and it costs just $ 100.
Why bother? Read on:
Ring lighting creates an even, flat light on your subject. Originally used for eliminating shadows from closeup [Read More...]
Hueless, the excellent monochromatic iPhone photography app, has just launched its v1.2 update. And despite the pedestrian-sounding version number, it packs in quite a lot of new features. Let’s take a look.
First up is a native square-format mode. Just pinch in on the viewfinder to shrink the aspect ratio to an Instagram-friendly 1:1. Pinch out to return to the regular rectangular [Read More...]