Looking to outfit your iPhone’s camera with an external lens or two? Dave Johnson put five lens kits to the test to figure out which one reigned supreme.
Nice roundup. The Olloclip 4-in-1, for $70, gets 4.5 stars.
“The number of open positions in Apple’s camera engineering group has risen dramatically in recent weeks, as the company looks to maintain its lead in an increasingly competitive mobile imaging market.”
From an Apple Insider article.
The article, “Apple ramping up hiring to bolster in-house camera hardware, software teams,” includes details about a number of job openings related to iPhone photography.
New smartphone photography mag launched by British Journal of Photography
The magazine, FLTR, is iPhone-only: “FLTR is the first magazine to explore this new and universal language of photography, offering an unparalleled source of inspiration and technical know-how.”
iPhone 5S review from Patagonia
This iPhone 5S beats out the 5 in every camera test and in many ways I prefer it to my DSLR. Sure it has its pros & cons… but for the first time ever, I didn’t bring my Canon 1DX and I didn’t regret it one bit. That’s saying a lot. The quiet beauty behind the iPhone 5S is what I find most powerful. The upgrades they made here aren’t ones that sell phones… instead, they focused on making the pictures better, even if it’s silent innovations in features no one even knows about… it’s not max megapixels or other flashy specs. The results are amazing and at the end of the day, people are going to really like the pictures coming from their iPhone 5S… and that’s really all that matters!
Indiegogo: Old school darkroom for smartphones
Wow, I’d love to have this.
Apple should “buy Everpix and integrate that functionality right into iOS and the Mac”
So says Bradley Chambers, and it sounds good to me. I’m a big fan of the way Everpix grabs all of my photos, though it’s not really a cloud backup service.
Buy Everpix and integrate that functionality right into iOS and the Mac. I love Everpix as standalone company, but a lot of people aren’t ever going to hear about them unless it was functionality built right in by default. Also, photo stream needs to be reversed. Apple should store ALL photos/video taken with your iPhone and just store the most recent 1000 (or 30 days) locally on the device.
People don’t really know how to manage their photos on their phone, Chambers says: “Parents largely don’t have a digital workflow that allows for backup, usability, and long term storage. Apple has always prided itself on making technology for regular people. This is a problem that regular people need solved. Photo storage and backup needs to be automatic and so easy that it’s nearly impossible to screw up.”