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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jun 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Not always, but often enough, Jason Peterson’s photography is a waiting game. Until it isn’t.

Joe Farace  |  Sep 19, 2014  |  0 comments

Like most photographers I occasionally become equipment obsessed, but sometimes even the smallest tool, something as simple and useful as a new LensPen, can make creating new images a little easier. I’ve often said that the most important piece of equipment is the one between a photographer’s ears, but creating images also requires tools. Choosing the right tool or accessory may not make the difference between a good photograph and a bad one, but may make the difference in whether or not you even try to capture it.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  1 comments

This morning Microsoft introduced Pix, a free iPhone app designed to automatically enhance your images and improve upon Apple’s built-in camera app through the use of artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and other advanced technologies. The idea is that Pix is so sophisticated that it takes the guesswork out of smartphone photography.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve seen a multitude of new smartphone accessories lately, but the 3D­‑printed DotLens is definitely one of the more zany. This self-adhering “conversion” lens comes in three strengths: 15X, 30X and 60X—the later of which enables you to view objects as small as 1/10 the width of a human hair.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Apr 22, 2016  |  0 comments

The DxO One is a pocket-sized camera module for the Apple iPhone or iPad that offers a one-inch sensor with 20MP resolution and a fixed focal length of 32mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera uses the iPhone and an app as both the control center and electronic viewfinder.

George Schaub  |  Nov 27, 2013  |  0 comments

The Galaxy S4 Zoom is what you might call a “multi-personality” device. Phone, camera, Browser, game device, gateway to all the Android apps, GPS, mapper, email connector--it’s all of that and more.
I say “multiple” because while the initial face of the unit looks like half point and shoot camera/half phone, one pasted atop the other, there is a lot more going on under the hood. That includes all the current connections one could imagine and access to the entire Android set of apps,from camera functions to finding where you can get a decent latte in any city or state or country you might find yourself. One can listen to music; watchvideos; browse the Internet, get email, tap compatible phones (literally) to share content; and send and receive via any social media you could imagine.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 09, 2014  |  0 comments

The new Flic app from Lifehack Labs gives you a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted iPhone photos with just a swipe of your finger. Swipe to the left and an image is deleted. Swipe to the right and it's saved to your phone's camera roll.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Wireless camera remotes are fairly common these days but most offer only limited control over your DSLR or mirorrless camera. That changes with the new and sophisticated Pulse remote camera trigger from Alpine Labs, which combines pro features with an easy-to-use interface and a surprisingly low introductory price of $89.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 11, 2018  |  0 comments

For a long time, the photographs Susan Ford Collins posted to Flickr were taken with her DSLRs. Her favorite subjects were flowers; travel photos, people, landscapes, and various large and small wildlife filled out the photostream and the albums

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Tony Sweet says that smartphone photography “isn’t officially part of the show” at his photography workshops, but the subject does come up with increasing frequency. “They’ll do their big camera work first,” Sweet says of the students, “then they’ll pull out the phones and shoot a few things, discuss among themselves, and ask me some questions.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Google’s powerful Snapseed app is popular among mobile photographers looking for robust image-editing tools for their iOS or Android mobile devices. Last month the app was updated to include image-resizing tools and an advanced text filter on both platforms, and now iOS version 2.9 just received Raw support and a new Face tool.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments

The new Night Sight mode for the Google Pixel 3 smartphone’s camera has been getting a lot of good press lately so photographer Pierre T. Lambert thought he would put it to the ultimate challenge. Instead of comparing it against other smartphone cameras, he pitted the Pixel 3’s Night Sight mode against the low light shooting skills of his Sony A7R III mirrorless camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a provocative short video to get you thinking today. In the 1.5-minute BBC clip below, renowned German film director and photographer Wim Wenders disparages “phone photography” and “selfies,” saying they may have killed photography as we know it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Looking for a way to spice up your images? Crafty Panda is back with 11 "creative photo tricks and Instagram photo hacks" you can try today with your camera or smart phone.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographers share millions of their images every day on social media. There are so many photos floating around on Instagram, Facebook and other sites, it may seem impossible to get your photos to stand out, so they get the "likes" they deserve.

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