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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

How much do I hate smartphones? Let me count the ways. But seriously, they aren’t going away anytime soon and many photographers, although not moi, have found clever ways to harness the power of these mobile devices. That said, I do own a smartphone albeit an older model and am on many social media platforms.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

This morning Adobe announced an update to their popular Lightroom Mobile app that lets your smartphone do things previously possible only with a true digital camera. Key to the update is a new HDR Raw capture mode enabling mobile photographers to achieve dynamic range on their mobile device rivaling that of a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: 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.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 21, 2016 0 comments

If you have shoeboxes of old prints in your closet, and no scanner to digitize them, Google’s new PhotoScan app may be just what you’re looking for. Available free for both iOS and Android, the simple app lets you digitize prints using your phone or tablet.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 19, 2016 1 comments

The innovative new Case Air wireless from Tether Tools is an innovative wireless system enabling you to transfer images from your camera to a computer, tablet or smartphone with robust remote control of your settings.

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Ron Leach Posted: 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.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 04, 2016 0 comments

The free Snapseed app for iOS and Android phones and tablets has long been a favorite among “serious” mobile photographers who want powerful image-editing tools without a lot of superfluous gimmickry.  And now the app has been updated to include features some of us found missing.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: 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.”

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 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.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2016 0 comments

There are plenty of image­-editing apps out there, and every so often you stumble upon one that’s a little different like Filteract, which allows you to selectively apply filters to your images using an iPhone or iPad. The app features a simple interface, clean design, and is quite responsive to your input.

Dan Havlik Posted: 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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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 09, 2015 0 comments

Serif has announced that its professional-level Affinity Photo editing app for Mac is now available as a free download for public beta testing. Serif’s Affinity Photo is designed to give pro photographers fast performance, highly accurate editing tools and a fresh workflow.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 14, 2015 0 comments

Today Adobe announced the availability of Lightroom mobile for Android phones. Lightroom mobile is a companion app to the Lightroom 5 desktop software—part of Adobe Creative Cloud. First released for iPad and iPhone, Lightroom mobile offers users the ability to edit, organize and share images anywhere and anytime.

Built on cloud sync architecture, Lightroom mobile is an efficient way to manage/edit images across desktop, mobile devices and the Web. With the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, users have access to pro quality photographic workflows on desktops and smartphones, allowing users to perfect images on any device.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: 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.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 29, 2014 1 comments

These days, digital technology dominates the world of photography and it has become nearly impossible to locate the film stocks we once loved and relied upon. Don’t give up hope just yet, Totally Rad has come to our rescue with their Replichrome I: Icon software. Offering a wide selection of presets that expertly duplicate the most iconic films from Kodak and Fuji you may now create images with the same look you once got from film. 

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