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Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2016  |  0 comments

As expected, Apple today unveiled the eagerly anticipated iPhone 7, featuring a water-resistant design, dramatically improved battery life, a 25% brighter display, and what Apple calls “the most powerful chip ever in a phone.” But the real excitement for mobile photographers is an entirely new camera system with a powerful array of imaging features.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you think you could tell the difference between an image that was shot with a pro DSLR vs one that was captured with a smartphone? Do you think a pro photographer could tell the difference?

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 23, 2022  |  0 comments

What's the difference between the 102MP Fujifilm GFX 100S and the 12MP iPhone 13 Pro Max? A lot more than just megapixels.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s probably safe to say spring has finally sprung across most of the country, and the new season brings with it an abundance of photo opportunities at nearby parks, a walk around the block, and even in your own backyard.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 17, 2015  |  0 comments

Stephen Shore fondly recalls his Polaroid SX-70. Shore, known for color images of everyday America, in books like Uncommon Places and American Surfaces, loved the immediacy of the SX-70. “Whatever you observed and chose to picture was right there,” he says of that ingenious little device.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

As much as some Shutterbug readers consider it blasphemy to shoot “serious” images with an iPhone, it’s difficult to deny that—when used properly—today’s sophisticated smartphones are capable of making truly superb photographs. In the detailed video below, you’ll learn everything you need to know to do that yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

We all know that people tend to become self-conscious with a camera pointed in their face, and the new COVR Photo iPhone Lens Case helps solve all that with a unique product that lets you take candid shots while holding your phone like a TV remote— putting your subjects at ease even if they know they are being photographed.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If your creative juices are running low, and you need a jolt of inspiration, the quick video below is exactly what you need. You’ll pick up a bunch of simple tips, in less than three minutes, for creating eye-popping images than make people ask, “How did you do that?”

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.

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