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Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Not that any of us need a reason to avoid shooting selfies, but this humorous video provides a good one: Selfies make your nose look HUGE!

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re in a scenic spot about to take a selfie of you and a companion, when a passerby offers to take the shot for you. So you accept the kind gesture and hand the person your phone. Unfortunately, if you forget to turn off the phone’s selfie mode and wait until later to look at the results, the photograph may not be what you expected.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Not long ago, pro sports photographer Brad Mangin wrote a story for the PetaPixel website that was titled, I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs!

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  3 comments

Longer story short: With a high-flying imagination and no shortage of necessary technical skills, Ali Jardine turned a creative hobby into a creative business by networking the new-fashioned way—with Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr, Facebook, and probably some other social sites she didn’t have time to list or mention.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

I was pretty sure I wanted to talk with Eric Ward when I saw his iPhone pictures at various sites around the Web. I was absolutely sure when I read, at one of those sites, his best photography secret: “Perspective. I’m 6’4” and I see the world differently than my 3 year-old. Change your perspective while shooting a scene and you’ll find a whole new scene to shoot.”

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  0 comments

The long anticipated collaboration between Leica and Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is finally a reality with the unveiling of two flagship models, the P9 and P9 Plus. Both models feature dual 12-megapixel cameras – one monochrome and the other color – and together the sensors are said to increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300%, with a 50% improvement in contrast.

George Schaub  |  Jul 01, 2010  |  0 comments

While we don’t normally review camera phones and similar devices, when offered a test period with the Nokia N86 and its 8-megapixel capture we wanted to see just how far one could take the image. Because the device captures in JPEG only there is of course a good deal of compression on every file, but still, 8 megapixels in this device reaches into the realm of point-and-shoot digicams from...

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Samsung, one of the leaders in wearable technology, may be taking miniaturization to a whole new level with a patent for smart contact lenses equipped with a camera, sensors, and an antenna with the ability to transfer images to a smartphone for processing. All you have to do is blink to take a picture!

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 09, 2015  |  1 comments

The creative minds of the Mystery Hour present this humorus (and all too true, because we all know someone like this) video about the perils and pain of having an Instagram obsessed spouse. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 14, 2016  |  0 comments

All pets want to be the center of attention and this little gray cat named Manny (along with his other critter pals including dogs, horses and another cat) is certainly no exception. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Ever since its introduction in mid-2015, the DXO One miniaturized camera for iPhone and iPad has enjoyed a small but loyal following for its compact form factor, sharp 32mm-equivalent lens, 1-inch/20.2-megapixel sensor, and impressive image quality. Today DXO announced what they call a “major update” for the device that’s sure to expand its popularity.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Pictar camera grip—an ergonomic device that enables iPhone users to take mobile photography to a whole new level thanks to an array of SLR–like external controls. The unit includes five user-programmable wheels, and an ergonomic grip for one-handed operation. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  0 comments

About four years ago, Alvanas, a photographer, filmmaker, educator, digital artist, and postproduction retoucher, was attending a week-long advanced printing workshop at John Paul Caponigro’s studio. “The first day of portfolio review featured lots of prints of grand vistas from big film cameras—4x5s and 8x10s,” Alvanas says. “I showed on the second day, but I digitally projected my images.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 18, 2015  |  0 comments

DxO, the Paris, France-based company known mostly for software, introduced an intriguing new piece of imaging hardware this morning: a 20.2-megapixel camera with a 1-inch sensor and an f/1.8 lens that fits in your pocket and attaches to an iPhone. Called the DxO One, the 3.8-ounce, 2.65-inch tall camera, connects to an iPhone via the phone’s Lightning port, creating what the company hopes will be a photographic one-two punch to conquer the smartphone conundrum: that is, how do you shoot DSLR-quality images from a slender, inherently limited phone.

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