Jeremy Cowart’s Impressive iPhone 6 Photo Shoot

We have gotten to the point now where we expect to see the next outlandish claim about how great the iPhone or any number of smartphone cameras have become. However, I’m posting this video of Jeremy Cowart’s buzz-worthy video shooting with the iPhone 6 to emphasize how much craft is still required to get a great image.

There is a reason that most people’s iPhone photos don’t look like what Jeremy Cowart produced here. [Read more...]

‘Manual’ Camera App Finally Brings Custom Exposure Control to iPhone

Manual iPhone App

Manual is a simple new camera app for iOS 8 that allows to manually adjust the three key inputs for exposure control – Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed. Additional controls include adjustments for white balance focus and exposure bracketing.

No longer do you have to tap various regions of the frame in hopes that you can get the autoexposure to meter what you want. The manual exposure controls are up front and easy to scroll through. Photographers have been asking for these basic features on the iPhone for years – and now we’ve got them in a $1.99 app.

You can find the Manual app here in the iTunes App Store.

iStick Adds a Simple USB Drive for iPhone and iPad

Hyper iStick

Today’s mobile phones and tablets are simply amazing. However, if there’s one gripe I have, it is the ability to quickly and seamlessly transfer data between my phone and mobile devices. About the simplest way to just transfer a file without the need to import through a dedicated program is a cloud sharing platform like Dropbox. I use the heck out of it.

Dropbox, Box and Google Drive all work great until you need to make a big file transfer on a cellular network and you are in a place where your coverage is limited. Then, you could be spending minutes staring at a screen. Or, you have to plug your phone into a computer and jump through a program’s import process.

The Hyper iStick looks like it may be nice stop-gap until Pied Piper finishes up its revolutionary compression algorithm[Read more...]