Google is changing the way that its Android smartphone cameras process darker skin tones in order to address historic problems relating to how people of color are portrayed in photographs.
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Asus Announces Their 8th Gen Photography-Centric Smartphones: The Zenfone 8 and Zenfone 8 Flip
These new flagship smartphones seem to be flipping towards a different direction.
Zhiyun Launches New Smooth Q3 Smartphone Gimbal With Built-in Light
One of the titans in the gimbal industry has released a new smartphone gimbal with a twist. As the adoption of smartphones into higher-end photography and videography continues, this could be a powerful tool.
Let’s Talk About these 200 MP Galaxy S22 Ultra and Olympus Rumors
It seems like the mirrorless/DSLR realm operates in a different dimension to phone cameras. Sony’s new a1 body boasts a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor and is cutting edge, yet Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra claims to have a 108 MP sensor — and now there are some wild rumors about upcoming 200 MP phone sensors.
A Videography Shootout Between the iPhone 12 Pro Max, Samsung S21 Ultra, OnePlus 8 Pro, and Google Pixel 5
Cameras in mobile phones continue to surprise and impress with every passing year. Here is a direct comparison of four of the most desirable phones right now when it comes to shooting video, with some interesting results.
Sony Launches Flagship Xperia 1 III and 5 III Smartphones Aimed at Creators
Smartphones are becoming a larger and larger part of many photographers' kits. They are a Swiss Army knife of utility, and Sony has just announced two new phones that boast impressive specs.
What Is Happening Over at Hasselblad?
Hasselblad has had a storied history in the camera business. Even today, they’re making some impressive cameras, such as the medium-format X1D II.
How I Edited This Photo With Lightroom Mobile
Tired of your nature photos looking drab and dreary? Well, thanks to the power of Lightroom Mobile, you can now breathe new life into your images on the go thanks to its comprehensive toolset.
5 Great Smartphone Photography Ideas
Smartphones have more and more powerful cameras and tech behind them as the years roll on, opening opportunities for shoots with just your phone.
Affordable Smoothness: Fstoppers Reviews the AOCHUAN Smart XR Smartphone Gimbal
While smartphone manufacturers seem intent on making smartphone gimbals redundant, there are a number of excellent products on the market, and the AOCHUAN Smart XR from PERGEAR offers stiff competition given its aggressive pricing.
Behind the Scenes of This Beautiful Short Film Shot on an iPhone 12
The power of modern phones when it comes to taking images and videos has been growing at an alarming rate. This short film, made for Apple, showcases just how professional a production can look.
This Video Shows Just How Far Phone Cameras Have Come
Phone cameras have come quite a long way in the past decade, going from an easy way to take casual snapshots that can be quickly shared with family and friends to powerful devices that can produce high-quality results in a wide variety of scenarios. This neat video shows just how far they have come.
5 Tips to Maximizing Any Smartphone Camera
Smartphone cameras nowadays are extremely capable. But are you making the most out of yours?
Landscape Photography With the New Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mobile phones in photography have been famously contentious, but a force to be reckoned with nonetheless. Samsung has now released its greatest camera phone, and it has got some photographers' attention, mine included.
Learn How To Install Presets To Lightroom Mobile
Get professional looking edits on your mobile device by installing presets from your desktop version of Lightroom straight to Adobe Lightroom Mobile.
Comparing the iPhone 12 Mini to the Google Pixel 3a, the 'Photographer's Phone'
I’ve waffled and flip-flopped on Apple’s computational imaging claims in its new iPhone 12 series, and so, to finally put my curiosity to rest, I decided to pit what’s (to me) the most compelling iPhone, the iPhone 12 Mini, against my previous favorite phone photography standard-bearer, the Google Pixel 3a.
What is Apple ProRaw? A Look Into the New Hybrid Raw Format for iPhone
The new photo file format is available for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, but what is it and what exactly does it do?
Apple ProRAW Redefines the Meaning of Raw Files
Historically, a “raw” file from a camera has typically been considered the purest form of image a camera can produce, a straight dump of sensor data that leaves a lot of leeway for editing — a digital negative, if you will.
How To Shoot Remote Portraits in High Resolution: Now Also for Android Users
Remote shooting hasn't gone anywhere yet, but it certainly has improved since the start of the pandemic. Take a look at the latest advice from a photographer who has successfully shot over 300 remote sessions.
Get More Cinematic Shots From Your iPhone, No Extra Gear Needed
When you look at Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” videos, oftentimes what’s left unsaid is the amount of extra gear beyond the iPhone the cinematographers had to use. Whether that’s expensive drones, camera stabilizers, or underwater gear, chances are, if it’s on Apple’s website, it’s not only shot with an iPhone.
iPhone 12's Computational Imaging Chops Edge Out Earlier Generations by Far
The last time I wrote anything about the iPhone 12 series when it comes to photography, commenter Blake B wrote, “… computational imaging is way more important than you make it out to be.” I’m starting to think he might be right.
Can You Tell the Difference Between a Medium Format Camera and a Cellphone?
The cameras in phones have come a long way, but can they stack up against the best of the best? When they both have over 100 megapixels, do they compare?
4 New Camera Features and Improvements in iOS 14
Along with the latest iPhones being recently introduced, we also have the latest version of iOS, version 14, available for installation on several generations of iPhones. And with it comes several new features and upgrades to the camera app, though you might not be aware of all the new capabilities. This great video discusses four new features and improvements that you might have missed in iOS 14.
The iPhone 12 Has Dropped and So Has My Pulse
The iPhone 11 Pro hit the market last year with not two, but three lenses. It was a novel idea to have three lenses, a wide, medium and telephoto, on one phone body. Given that the iPhone 11 series was widely regarded as a stepping stone year, I had high hopes for something big for photography in the iPhone 12. And I was disappointed.
A Guide to the Fundamentals of iPhone Photography
With the new iPhone announced, the world is presumably about to see the most popular camera change. Here is a short guide to the basics of iPhone photography with some tips and tricks rolled in.
How to Get the Best Fall Colors in Your Phone Photos
Fall is here! The leaves around you have hopefully taken on some great colors, but you might not be getting the draw dropping pictures you want. Fortunately, there’s 5 easy tricks you can try and they all work with your phone.
Does Your On-Site Workflow Have Sufficient Data Backups?
At this point, I don't think anyone is not aware that they need to have multiple backups of their data, but at what point in your workflow does your backup process start? Depending on the type of work you shoot you may need more backup options and you might need to start your backups on location.
Sony Announces Xperia 5 II Smartphone: 120Hz Screen Refresh, 4K HDR 120fps Video, Under $1,000
As we get closer to the phone upgrade season, Sony has now debuted their latest Xperia 5 II smartphone which packs some of the best photo and video recording features found anywhere.
Is This the Best Phone for Photographers? The New Samsung Note20 Ultra
Whether you've got a hundred camera bodies or a top of the range Hasselblad, almost every photographer still takes shots with their phone from time to time, so you may as well have a phone with a great camera. Is this is the best phone for photographers?
10 Tips for Better Smartphone Photography
They say the best camera you have is the one that's always with you. Almost all of us carry our smartphones everywhere in our pockets, so it's probably a good idea to learn how to make better images with them. Learn from these 10 tips for better smartphone photography.
DJI Announces New OM 4 Smartphone Stabilizer
DJI has announced the latest update to its popular Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer. The OM 4 stabilizer features upgraded motors to better handle increased weight, an upgraded and less obtrusive magnetic phone mount, and more, all for little more than its predecessor.
Have the Google Pixel 5 Specs Been Leaked?
Building on the success of the Google Pixel 4, the new Pixel 5 is rumored to launch on September 30 likely along with the Pixel 4a 5G, and now some new specs look to have been leaked ahead of the launch,
Make Your Own Smartphone Wallpaper in Photoshop CC
Don't get stuck with the standard wallpapers on your smartphone. Make your own in Photoshop CC using these simple steps and use your very own images to stand out from the crowd.
How to Create High Resolution Images for Remote Photo Sessions
Are you still enjoying remote photography sessions without needing to leave your home? Take a look at this tip to create better quality photographs!
Is It Time to Abandon TikTok Over Privacy Concerns?
Personal information is the modern gold. By using free software, you have actually become the product, not the client, but what do apps actually make behind the curtain? Here's a look at what TikTok does.
ZHIYUN's Smooth-X Is a $59 Mobile Phone Gimbal I'd Actually Use
The ZHIYUN Smooth-X can have you do a lot with a mobile phone. It also folds up so it can fit into any bag and the hardware and Bluetooth-connected app works together seamlessly.
Can You Shoot Professionally With Just an iPhone?
There are dozens of articles pitting iPhones against typical pro-grade cameras. Dozens of iPhones shootouts. But, what happens when a professional photographer actually relies on an iPhone to shoot and deliver work to clients?
5 Stay at Home Mobile Phone Photography Ideas You Can Try Today
Here in the United States, the coronavirus is still (ostensibly) keeping people at home, and that means lost gigs and fewer chances to shoot outside. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative at home. If you want to challenge yourself using only your phone (or if that’s all you have), here are a few tips to create some interesting images with minimal tools.
Instagram Tests New Layout on Select Accounts: Is Yours One of Them?
Instagram appears to be testing a new layout on select user accounts across the globe, as users wake up to find a big change to their Instagram home feed.
Adobe Launches Photoshop Camera Free for Android and iPhone
Photoshop Camera, the new free app from Adobe, is chocked full of filters for selfies, food, and scenery snaps. It also has AI-powered features that make your shots look even better than ever.
Physically Distant Group Selfies: Just What We Need
Given the current era of physical distancing, how am I ever going to manage a group selfie with my friends?
How a Wedding Photographer Shot an Engagement in Community Quarantine
Wedding and event photographers are among those worst hit by the pandemic. Along with them, of course, are the people who had to put weddings and life on hold.
How to Shoot Fine Art Photography on an iPhone
I recently used one of my quarantine nights to create an art project for myself. A few weeks ago the rules were stricter about staying home and I used it as an opportunity to expand my own skills and vision. I encourage photographers who are stuck at home either because of the quarantine or protest curfews to push their limits and try new things.
'You Had Me at Eye Autofocus': A Review of the New Titan of Camera Phones, Sony Xperia 1 II
Phone cameras are the most used cameras on earth, but it's only in the last five years or so that photographers have been taking them more seriously. Now, Sony are looking to blur the boundaries even further.
Gucci Debuts Campaign Shot Entirely by the Models
Italian fashion house Gucci debuted their #GucciTheRitual digital campaign shot entirely by their models in quarantine. The digital campaign initially launched with a 16-second clip featuring creative director Alessandro Michele with each of the models in their homes, singing and dancing along to "Alright" by Britpop band Supergrass.
Best DIY Solutions for Home-Made Smartphone Rigs
For most creators, a smartphone is more than enough for creating content. If you’re stuck at home without your gear, you can still make your own rigs and start shooting.
Can you Edit a 100 Megapixel Raw File on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10?
Whether you need to edit on the fly or you can't justify dropping a large wad of cash on a editing machine, making adjustments on Lightroom mobile could be an option for you. But can it handle 100 megapixel raw files, and if so, how well?
Adobe Photoshop for iPad Gains Curves and Apple Pencil Pressure Support
Adobe surprised everyone with a Photoshop for iPad announcement when they said it was "full Photoshop." Creatives were elated, but then later disappointed when that apparently meant the algorithms were the same as on desktop (good news), but the features were not (not so good). Major features such as Curves were not even available at launch, but today, at least some of that has changed.
OnePlus to Disable Controversial Phone Camera That Could See Through People's Clothes
Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced they will be sending out a software update to temporarily disable the Color Filter function on their 8 Pro phone after users complained it allowed them to see through some clothing.
Can You Photograph the Milky Way With Just a Phone?
Astrophotography is a genre that requires some of the most extreme and specialized gear. At the same time, though, photographic technology has made some remarkable leaps in the last few years, with some of that technology making its way into smartphones. Can you photograph the night sky with just a phone? This great video shows what you can accomplish.