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Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  0 comments

How many times have you been at a museum or concert only to be distracted from the sights and sounds by a bunch of folks snapping away with their smartphones? Or perhaps you are one of the offenders. Well, in news that's sure to get some folks riled up, Apple just received a patent for technology that would disable your iPhone in situations where photography is deemed “inappropriate.”

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.

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.

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  |  Apr 19, 2016  |  0 comments

“A mobile device can display still images and video, and it can broadcast audio,” Sciorio says. “The creation point for all three of those is my camera: it shoots stills, video and records audio. So why was I using only one-third of the tools I had? Why was I trying to sell only one kind of product?”

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.

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!

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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

You still have one week to pull your best images together and enter the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS).  The competition, launched in 2007, is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition and has engaged the creativity of iPhone users worldwide. In the past competitions entries were received from photographers living in over 120 countries.

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.

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. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Zeiss and the Fellowes’ ExoLens brand have joined forces to create a new line of premium accessory lenses for mobile phones. The new attachable smartphone lenses feature a snazy design with smooth surfaces made of black anodized aluminum with white labeling. More importantly, they will offer quality optics from the respected Zeiss brand.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 22, 2015  |  0 comments

During the coming year, the means we’ll use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share our view of the world with others. To accomplish this goal we need tools to change the way we see that world and interact with it. Imagine handing an iPhone to Alexander Graham Bell. What would he think of it? The future of imaging includes many paradigm-shifting technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence but in the short run, we’ll deal with trends.

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. 

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