Capturing RAW in iOS 10 Last month Apple introduced iOS 10 which added a feature much wanted by photographers — the ability to capture images in RAW format. Before the iOS 99% of images were captured as JPEGs, with a few apps using the TIFF format. Unfortunately, the native iPhone Camera app is still limited to JPEG, but third party apps have quickly jumped on the RAW bandwagon. The iPhone actually captures in DNG, which is the standardized RAW format promoted by Adobe. The difference…Continue Reading
When you make the decision to use your smartphone as a primary camera, and you are serious about the results, resolution is very important. Photos taken with my iPhone 6 have a resolution of 1536 x 2048 ppi (pixels per inch), which is capable of producing a high quality print. Or at least it should. However, sometime on August 2, while my husband and I were walking around New York City, my photos started saving at 640 x 852 ppi — a big difference. Fine if all I want to…Continue Reading “iOS 8 Camera App Anomalies …”
Yesterday the 2x telephoto MomentLens I ordered for my iPhone 6 arrived. Made of high quality glass it boosts the native 29mm focal lenght to 60mm. So far I am very happy.
Ever the teacher, I wanted to show what I did to create this final photo that I posted on Facebook for our family. Last week we met Eddie’s sister’s family at Disney and we asked one of the Disney photographers to take this photo with my Panasonic point & shoot. The camera was set to take RAW images, and I processed it in Abobe Lightroom 4.Continue Reading "A composite edit…"
I took this photo with the iPhone and transferred it to my iPad for processing. I love the look of these spreading Live Oak trees. This one was in a nearby cattle pasture — I don’t know where the cows were!Continue Reading "Live Oak times 3…"
The photo of today’s tree was taken with my iPhone up at Lake Margaret, here at our resort. I wanted to use the iPhone for the image so I could transfer and edit it on my iPad (much easier to edit on the larger screen). The iPad 2 has a camera, but the camera on the iPhone is of a higher quality. My preferred image processing app on the iPhone is Filterstorm, and I have the app on both devices. The question – what is…Continue Reading “Quintessential Florida …”
My go-to program for digital photo processing is Adobe Lightroom. I have been using Lightroom since its inception in 2006, when the first preview (Beta) version was released. During the initial Beta stage I wasn’t sure that I really needed Lightroom. It seem pretty neat, but I was a longtime Photoshop user, and it allowed me to do pretty fair job of photo editing. Lightroom was finally released in February 2007, and initially I did not plan to buy it. But when an updated version of…Continue Reading “Lightroom 4 in Beta…”
An article in the Personal Tech section of today’s New York Times is is titled Strolling Artists Bearing iPhones (link to article), and it talks about taking, and making, good photographs with an iPhone (or an Android SmartPhone). The idea is a good one, because as it is said, the best camera is the one you have with you, and in this day and age, most of us always have our phones with us. Since I got my iPhone last year I have been impressed…Continue Reading “The camera you have…”
I came across the link a website, featuring a series of photographs submitted to National Geographic’s 2010 Photography Contest. The photographs are masterful and well worth a look. Click here to take a look — you will be glad you did! If you want to see the photographs that were chosen as winners, visit the actual National Geographic Contest Website.