Photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJP5KQtX5Nk Lifeprint is a small printer that is similar to the Polaroid ZIP printer that I reviewed last year. It uses Bluetooth to pair to your smartphone and the same type of ZINK thermal photo paper like the Polaroid ZIP printer. But that's where the similarities end because the Lifeprint instant photo printer can print [...]

{ 8 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

A few years ago, digital photo frames were really popular, but I haven't seen them advertised that much recently. That's why I'm not sure the Joy Album dedicated photo viewing device is a compelling family gadget. It does look nice with its wireless tablet form factor that features a magnetic wireless charging stand, 13.3-inch touch [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: News

I have always been a big fan of Kenu products.  I have owned many of their products and their simple design, high-quality materials, and ease-of-use are top shelf.  So when I heard about the new Kenu Stance, I was intrigued.  My smartphone is the main camera that I use to document the moments in my [...]

{ 7 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Every so often you might find yourself in a situation where you want to take a panorama shot or video with your smartphone. The built-in camera software on most iOS and Android devices help you take these shots but they often don't turn out as expected due to shaky hands. A possible solution is the [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph [...]

{ 19 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

Last Sunday I posted a review of the Smoovie Pocket Video Stablizer and wasn't very impressed with it. Now I see that Olloclip is offering a video grip that looks interesting. The Pivot doesn't have a gimbal like the Smoovie, you're on your own for stabilization, but a lot of phones already have built-in image [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Most of the artwork that I hang on my walls are photos that I've taken, had printed on a canvas and then framed. I think my artwork looks great, but these photos from NewLight are something brand new. NewLight uses patented cutting edge LED technology that lights photographs from within. The photos are only 5/16 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

Tomorrow we celebrate our country's 240th birthday. With the 4th of July comes cookouts and fireworks displays. I can't help you grill the perfect hamburger or steak, but I've got 5 quick tips that will help you capture memorable fireworks pictures with your smartphone.  You will definitely need a way to keep your phone steady. [...]

{ 5 comments }
Posted in: Articles, Camera Gear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jOrDpwG8Wc You might not have heard of Trey Ratcliff, but he's a photographer who travels the world to capture once in a lifetime landscape and nature images. He's also one of the people that helped bring the Peak Designs Everyday Messenger bag to life. He has a new video series called Becoming an Artist, which [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: News

It's difficult.  We see high quality photographs of small objects all the time in tv and print ads. But when we try to use our smartphone to take a picture that looks like that it doesn't work.  We're trying to get something sold on eBay, so we have to have pictures.  Getting the object is easy enough, but it [...]

{ 3 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

While OPPO might not be a well known brand outside of Asia, I've been watching their expansion outside of that region and their products after owning an OPPO Find 7A over the last couple of months.  Rather than make "run of the mill" phones, they've been trying to add functionality and hardware to  differentiate themselves. [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News

Instagram, the popular photo sharing app has finally added multiple account support on mobile. You can now add up to five accounts to switch back and forth to, and be able to tell which account you're logged into at any given time. This will be available as part of Instagram version 7.15 for iOS and Android. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: News

If you're an eBay or Etsy seller of small items, a product reviewer like me or someone who just likes to goof around with photography gadgets, you will want to check out the Foldio360 turntable project on Kickstarter. Made by the same guys that brought use the Foldio portable photography studio, which earned a spot [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, News