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7 Smartphone Photography Tips | Take Better Pictures

7 Smartphone Photography Tips | Take Better Pictures | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
You have a great smartphone camera. Now, take even greater pictures with these smartphone photography tips.
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Use these tips to take your smartphone photos to the next level.

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Top Mobile Photographers Share Their Tips for Creating Stunning Images with a Phone

Top Mobile Photographers Share Their Tips for Creating Stunning Images with a Phone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Mobile photography has gone from a convenient novelty of sorts to a full-fledged art form in its own right. And in the video above, some of the best photographers in this burgeoning form share insights into their art and tips on how to make the most of the camera in your pocket."

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This article explains some the different techniques mobile photographers use to capture amazing photos on their smartphones. If you're considering smartphone photography, this is a video you need to check out.

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How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone's Camera

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone's Camera | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Camera phones have come a long way in the past few years, but they don't always take point-and-shoot quality pictures on the first try (let alone DSLR quality). Here's how to squeeze the best quality photos out of your smartphone's camera.
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This article provides some useful tips about taking better pictures with your smartphone camera. It explains how to use natural lighting, set flash settings, and maintain your lens for best results.

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New HTC One teaser suggests better low light photography

New HTC One teaser suggests better low light photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"HTC is at it again with another video teasing its upcoming flagship. This time, the duo of actors focus on the New HTC One’s camera capabilities, which is, of course, supposedly better than what the HTC One already has."

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Supposedly, the new HTC will have a 2.0 micrometer ultrapixel custom image sensor, which will allow the camera to capture 300 percent more light. This article gives you a glimpse of the features you can expect from this latest release.

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"Mark II Artist's Viewfinder" App Simulates Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses to Plan Your Next Shoot

"Mark II Artist's Viewfinder" App Simulates Hundreds of Cameras and Lenses to Plan Your Next Shoot | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is the kind of iPhone app every kind of camera nerd can appreciate. While it will take photos, its main draw is that it replicates the viewfinder of hundreds of camera and lens setups. So if you find an incredible view, and want to know what it would like if you were to bring your medium format camera out with you, you can do so from the palm of your hand.
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Mark II Artist's Viewfinder is an iPhone photography app that gives photographer and cinematographers the ability to access more than 470 still and motion picture cameras, 150 medium/large format backs and several lenses. If you're passionate about your photography, this app is for you.


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Waterlogue app turns iPhone photos into watercolors

Waterlogue app turns iPhone photos into watercolors | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
With so many photo editing apps, I only keep the ones that are really good, and Waterlogue is one fabulous app that's stayed on my phone for weeks.
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Waterlogue is a unique photo editing app for iPhone that lets you transform your photos in watercolor paintings. The app uses a standard "add filter" interface to give users the ability to add different watercolor effects to pictures. If you're bored of the vintage filters and want to try something new, Waterlogue might be what you're looking for.

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Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories

Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The app lets users create photo ‘stories’ which can be shared with friends private (by default) or publicly using a dedicated Web page. In addition to using existing data from App.net, you can pick photos from Dropbox and your camera roll, make check-ins or import them from Foursquare and snap new photos (and add filters) from your phone.
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Sunlit is a unique photo app for iOS users who want to create curated photo albums and share them with others. The app is based off the app.net platform, which means you can also sync and imports data from other App.net apps. Read the article for more details.

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Fuji Introduces Portable Instax Printer, Lets You Print Smartphone Photos on the Go

Fuji Introduces Portable Instax Printer, Lets You Print Smartphone Photos on the Go | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The final pre-CES announcement from Fuji is completely unexpected, but one that the company is nevertheless very excited about. It's called the Instax Shar
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The Instax Share SP-1 printer is set to hit stores in April 2014, and will give users the ability to print their smartphone photos on-the-go. Check out the article for more information about this exciting product.

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Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule

Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Yes, we’re all fascinated by what you had for lunch. But sometimes actual news/history is shared in the Instagram universe, and now there’s a convenient new way to browse through and find pictures of those events.
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Pic A Moment is a unique photo app that lets you browse through all photos posted on Instagram in a unique and intuitive way. Users can select any location in the world and select a date to view all the pictures taken in that place at that time. You can check out this article for details about the app.

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2013: The Year in Photo Apps | iPhone.AppStorm

2013: The Year in Photo Apps | iPhone.AppStorm | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Everyone enjoys taking pictures, as taking a photo is how many choose to capture a moment or memory in digital form. The iPhone — and, by extension, iOS as a platform — has quickly become one of the most popular ways to take these photos. Apple has included industry-leading optics in their devices since the iPhone 4. More importantly, Apple has focused on the software side of their solution, making a solution where tech specs take a back seat to the processing techniques in iOS. Let’s take a look back at the year through the lens (pun intended) of photography.
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It's officially 2014, and what better way to start the year than with a look at how far smartphone photography has come in the past year. This article offers some valuable insight into the photo apps, hardware, and software that changed the way we captured photos in 2013.

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Get CopyTrans Photo (Win) for 99 cents

Get CopyTrans Photo (Win) for 99 cents | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

CopyTrans Photo offers quick and easy two-way transfer of photos and albums between iPhone and PC. Normally it sells for $19.99, but this weekend only, you can get CopyTrans Photo for 99 cents.

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Need a utility to copy your iPhone photos to your PC? CopyTrans Photo is the way to go. Read this article to find out how you can get it for only $.99.

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Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone

Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv-based Bazaart, previously a Pinterest app for creating fashion spreads, relaunched on iOS Wednesday as a social design app. The app lets you layer photos to make collages as well as cut the background out of photos, either manually or with the app's automatic tool, which is based on complex algorithms and works surprisingly well.
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Baazart is a photo editing app that lets you create beautiful photo collages with your smartphone. This article gives you a preview of what you can expect after downloading the app.


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The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform? | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
From presidential selfies to never-ending Instagram feeds, the world is now drowning in images. Celebrated photographers debate the impact of this mass democratisation on their craft
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An interesting article that talks about how camera phones are changing photography as we know it. It gives readers the chance to take on the perspective of professional photographers around the world and see how they're dealing with the change in format.

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10 Tips for Good Smartphone Photography

10 Tips for Good Smartphone Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"While it's interesting to know and understand what constitutes a digital camera module, that won't help much when it comes to actually taking a photo on your smartphone. From a photography enthusiast and mobile hardware reviewer, here are 10 tips to take awesome shots using your smartphone."

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Take your smartphone photography skills to the next level with these 10 awesome tips.

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Popular ‘Instagrammer’ Dan Rubin gives you the rundown on how to be a mobile photography pro

Popular ‘Instagrammer’ Dan Rubin gives you the rundown on how to be a mobile photography pro | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"One of the best ways to improve your smartphone photos is to introduce some apps to your workflow that expand your phone's photographic capabilities."

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This interesting article shares some useful tips about smartphone photography from instragram photographer, Dan Rubin. If you're curious about the tools photography pros use to capture interesting photos, this article is for you.

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Sony Xperia Z2 crowned new king of mobile photography - CNET

Sony Xperia Z2 crowned new king of mobile photography - CNET | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The smartphone has beaten out the Nokia 808 Pureview to take the lead in overall picture quality.
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Just when you thought the Xperia couldn't get any better, Sony's latest release version of the Xperia, the Sony Xperia Z2, managed to surpass its predecessor to become the king of mobile photography -- at least, according to CNet. Check out the article for more details.

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Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting

Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Last night, thanks to a little star-studded tweeting, Ellen DeGeneres managed to break Twitter with a selfie… a selfie that has gone on to break the previous photo retweet record three times over, proving once and for all that all you need for a good photo these days is a smartphone and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars."

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This star-studded slefie posted on Ellen Degeneres' twitter profile has received over 3 million retweets, making it the most retweeted photo in Twitter history. You can check it out here.

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The three photography apps that will change your life

The three photography apps that will change your life | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Here’s a review of my favourite mobile photography apps and tips for how to use them.
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If there's one thing about photography apps, its that you can never have enough of them. There is always something new coming out in the app store and its always fun trying to decide which one to download in order to make your pictures look better. This article will help you get started with three of the best photography apps currently available on smartphones.

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Moment lenses are the latest attempt to make your smartphone's camera better

Moment lenses are the latest attempt to make your smartphone's camera better | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Moment is the latest company to attempt this feat, and its wide-angle and telephoto lenses are designed to complement an iPhone's, iPad's, or Samsung Galaxy's built-in camera lens. Launching on Kickstarter today, the company has the backing of Marc Barros, formerly of Contour Camera, a company that produced GoPro-like action cameras.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

With smartphones becoming a popular choice for photography, companies have begun creating products to improve the smartphone camera as we know it. The latest accessory for smartphone photographers is Moment, a wide-angle camera lens with a 18mm field of view. Check out the article for more information.

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Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, yes and
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Ladibird is a unique iPhone case designed to transform your iPhone into a powerful camera. The case features a 50mm portrait lens camera and can take DSLR-quality portraits. It also features a CMOS image sensor 7.5 times larger than the average smartphone sensor, as well as a shutter button for focusing and shooting images.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 smartphone lens – review

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 smartphone lens – review | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"The DSC-QX10 smartphone lens is basically a compact camera that connects to a smartphone via Wi-Fi and is controlled from the phone."

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Even though smartphone phone cameras are getting more powerful, they still leave a lot to be desired in terms of quality -- especially when compared to regular digital cameras. Sony's DSC-QX10 smartphone lens is the solution to this problem and promises to make your smartphone photos look more professional. Read this article for more details.

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Best Photos with These Smartphone Photography Tips - Mobile Commerce

Best Photos with These Smartphone Photography Tips - Mobile Commerce | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The advancement in the technologies used in cameras for smartphones and other mobile devices already allows everyone to take photos with great quality, sharpness, vividness, color reproduction, and dynamic range. Some are even capable low light shooters.
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Unless you're still living in the year 2000, chances are you've had some experience taking a picture with a smartphone of some sort. If you would like to know how to take better photos with your phone, this article explains it all in 6 easy to follow tips.

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4 Essential Apps for Mobile Photo Editing

4 Essential Apps for Mobile Photo Editing | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Many photographers experimenting with smartphone editing have realized that it's almost impossible to find one single app that does everything you want. Instead, it is more effective to rely on a workflow of multiple apps, selectively using specific tools from each. Be careful though. Too many re-saves and an image can lose quality as it is compressed over and over. Try not to save the image more than twice over if you can help it.
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When it comes to photo post-processing, apps have taken over. From adding vintage filters to enhancing specific elements of a photo, you can do anything with the right app in your hands. This article highlights 4 must-have apps for photo editing.

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Parade

Parade | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have each released their top posts of 2013, and now Flickr is taking a look back at some of the most beautiful and powerful images from mobile phones uploaded over the past year.
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Discover some of the best smartphones photos of the year as selected by Flickr. Some of these photos actually look like they were taken by professional photographers.


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Masterclass in smartphone photography

Masterclass in smartphone photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

“Smartphones take photography into a whole new world,” says Cédric Tineo. “With a smartphone, you not only have a camera that allows you to capture reality, but you can also add effects. You used to need a computer to do that. It allows you to add style, create an atmosphere in order to tell your story. With just a few clicks on your screen, you can share these photos instantly with hundreds of people."

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Smartphone photography has become so popular that there are now classes that teach you how to take pictures with your camera phone. This article explores what its like to be a smartphone photography student.

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