With the newest flagship smartphone cameras taking huge leaps in sensor and software technology, are we seeing the beginning of more professional usage in the commercial market?
Recent Mobile Articles
Startup Company Raise $6.5 Million to Further 'World's Greatest Photography Game' Platform
A startup based in Tel Aviv, Israel, have raised over $5 million in Series A funding to further a mobile app they are calling “the world's greatest photography game.” GuruShots is turning photo-taking into a game in which users rank each others’ photos in order to score points.
Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show' Shoots Entire Episode With Samsung Galaxy S10+
By now, we’ve all heard of magazines shooting a cover with the latest camera phone tech. "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" has taken it to new heights by airing an episode filmed entirely on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ which has an ultra-wide camera lens.
Focos Adds Impressive Computational Photography to Your iPhone
I thought I'd seen iPhone camera capabilities stretched just about as far as they could go with add-on apps, but I was wrong. Focos for iOS does a bunch of interesting things, including real bokeh effects, focusing a photo after shooting it which mimics light field photography, and selective diaphragms to give you different bokeh spot effects and 3D lighting, far more powerful and sophisticated than what Apple provides.
Huawei Busted Once Again for Faking Phone Camera Capabilities Using DSLR Images
Phone giant Huawei seemingly have no qualms in the face of being caught using DSLR photos to promote their cameras, as they’ve been busted again. Promotional images for the upcoming P30 Pro including a photo lifted from notorious child photographer Jake Olson.
Cell Phone Cameras Are Like Speakers: Size Matters
If you are documenting a moment, cell phones are the best camera hands down. But if you have a choice and care about quality, stop pretending they are equally effective.
Editing Video on an iPad? Here's the Best Way to Do It
Get the most out of video editing on your portable workstation iPad by learning how Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography gets it done.
Three Reasons to Edit More Photos on Your Phone
Up until a few months ago, I had an elitist view and was of the opinion that my editing process on my 27-inch iMac was the “best” way to edit a photo. But smartphones have changed the game dramatically. Here I've shared some reasons to help you consider including or switching to your phone for your editing workflow.
The Five Most Useful Apps for Planning Photos
Smartphones offer countless useful resources for planning and shooting photos. With tens of thousands of apps, it can be difficult to know which are the best. Here are my top five.
Exploring Hidden Tricks in Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile
Regardless of what your opinion is of Adobe's subscription model, it is fair to say that Lightroom, in all of its variants, has grown into a powerful platform for photographers, especially on the desktop. With that said, the more I use Lightroom CC Mobile on iOS, the more impressed I become.
BTS: How Apple Made Its 'Made on iPad Pro' Ads With the New iPad Pro
Apple's latest iPad Pro ads tout what you're able to do with the new tablet as it gets closer and closer to offering the full capabilities of your computer, camera, and editing suite. Today, however, Apple shared a look into how it made those ads with the iPad itself (from the shoot to the edit) as the iPad Pro became both subject and filmmaker.
Adobe Updates Lightroom CC for iOS, Adds Shortcuts Support
Last week, Adobe released Lightroom CC Version 4.1.1 for iOS. While such "dot releases" are usually used as maintenance updates with bug fixes, performance improvements, and updated raw libraries, Lightroom CC Version 4.1.1 adds welcomed support for Apple Shortcuts.
Fstoppers Reviews Obscura 2: A Superb iOS Photo App that Rethinks the 'Interface'
Obsura 2 has been out for a while, but somehow I missed it. Now that I've connected to this photo app I'm happy to sing its praises.
New iPhone Rumoured to Contain New Camera Module Including Three Lenses
Following recent reports that Apple is planning to add next-gen 3D sensors into its devices later this year, new rumors and leaked images hint the tech giant will increase the size of the camera module to accommodate three rear cameras.
TouchRetouch Gives You Pro-Level Object Removal on Mobile Devices
I'm a big user of Content Aware Fill in Photoshop. It's hard to take a photo and not want to remove something. But if I'm shooting with my smartphone, I usually don't want to transfer an image to my computer for serious editing unless I have to. My smartphone photos are usually casual and quick, but often retouching is needed on those photos too.
How to Shoot Fireworks With Your Smartphone
Your smartphone might have the perfect auto-mode for the job, why not save some time?
Why We Love Wide Screens
Have you ever wondered why the back of your DSLR has a wide screen on it, or why your monitor at home has a landscape-orientated format? I always thought this was scientifically proven to be the best and most powerful way to watch motion on a screen, but this video shows us how wide screens became the standard.
Surprising Results From Smartphone Camera Tests Prove It's Not the Gear That Matters
Well-known tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee recently put together an ultimate smartphone camera test complete with a proper white board bracket, millions of blind votes on social media, and more. But when a Blackberry beats an iPhone XS, you know there's more to take away from this than pure camera specifications.
Photographer Finds Samsung Purchased Her DSLR Photo to Promote Their Camera Phone's Capabilities
A photographer has outed Samsung after she caught them using her photo to demonstrate the alleged capabilities of their new Galaxy A8 Star. What’s more, in the post she wrote about it on DIYPhotography, she revealed the photo in question was taken with a DSLR.
Five Creative Photography Lighting Tricks Using Your Phone's Flashlight
It's always refreshing to me to get behind the scenes and see how some cool images are made. Then, to realize that the only light source was a cell phone LED along with a few props, I realized that my studio needs a shopping trip.
Fstoppers Review The Moment Phone Lens Selection
I received the new Moment 58 mm Tele lens a week ago to test, to test so I set up a home studio and got some shots. I also received some other Moment gear, which is also reviewed.
Raw Power 2.0 Update Supercharges Photos on iOS and Mac
Raw Power is a standalone application, but also includes extensions for both iOS' and macOS' Photos applications that give you more creative editing control over your photos. In short, it's the extension that Apple should have included with Photos. And it just got a big update.
Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom CC for iOS
Adobe released an update to Lightroom CC for iOS. In addition to adding camera and lens support for the new Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, Lightroom CC for iOS version 4.0.2 includes support for Apple’s new iPad Pro and second generation Pencil.
The RED Hydrogen One: Disappointing, Overpriced, and Mediocre
RED is a company that's known for making some of the best cinema cameras currently in production. They're known for producing super-high-resolution cameras, but they're also known for their eye-watering price tags. RED has recently produced their first ever smartphone, and so far, the reviews don't look great.
Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile Long Exposure: Serious Creative Potential
With a show of hands, how many of you have practiced long exposure photography using your camera and some neutral density (ND) filters? Whoa, that's a lot! Now, how many of you have practiced this type of photography with your mobile phone?
The Latest iPhones More Than Compete With the Dynamic Range of a Full Frame Camera
See examples of how Apple’s latest computational photography technique, Smart HDR, allows the iPhone to compete with the dynamic range in several of the top full frame cameras on the market today.
Over 10 Million Downloads: Meet the Developer of Open Camera
I've bemoaned the state of current Android camera apps and so, in the first of this two-parter, I interviewed Martin Johnson, the programmer behind the well respected Snap Camera HDR. As a follow-on, this article interviews Mark Harman, developer of Open Camera.
Photographer Puts iPhone XS Max Camera to the Test
Los Angeles-based photographer Derrick Freske put his new iPhone XS Max to the test by doing an entire photoshoot exclusively on his new device.
Is the Future of Smartphone Photography Bright?
DxOMark awarded the Google Pixel 2 the top smartphone stills camera award with a score of 99. Now that's a DSLR beating score. Or is it?
How Photography Is Used to Solve Crimes, Murders
From sketch renderings to video surveillance, law enforcement uses many techniques to piece together clues for crime-solving. Details and memory often fail us, but there's one medium that never forgets - photography.
Adobe Announces Full Version of Photoshop CC for iPad
Photoshop CC has long been Adobe’s flagship and most recognizable creative product. This marks the first time the software will be available off the desktop in a full-fledged and purely touch-optimized package since Adobe originally released Photoshop 1.0 nearly three decades ago.
Adobe Releases Updates to Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC
Today at Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe announced further updates to popular photo-cataloging and editing applications Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC.
Adobe Announces Premiere Rush CC
After taking the wraps off of Project Rush in June, Adobe today released the finalized version of its user-friendly video editing application as Premiere Rush CC.
Moment Announces Support for the Google Pixel 3
Following the Google Pixel 3 announcement, brands are already introducing new products for this amazing smartphone. One of them is Moment, who’s already offering support for its lenses.
Instagram Followers Fooled by Post Claiming iPhone Image Shot on Google Pixel 2
Jonathan Morrison duped his Instagram followers Saturday with an image on his Instagram account captioned, "Pixel 2 Portrait mode 👀 rocking the smalls hat 😂 thoughts?" The next day, Morrison posted the truth about the image actually being shot on an iPhone XS, but not before Google fans claimed victory and Apple fans claimed they liked their photos better.
Hands On: Google Pixel 3
I’m here at Google’s launch event for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in New York. Have they got a world-leading smartphone camera again?
BeautyGate Debunked: An Inside Look at the iPhone's New Camera
Last month, we posted a lot about the new iPhones and how their flagship cameras may have fallen flat against some (very high) expectations. Both before and after the iPhone's release, critics were constantly talking up the new software updates to the camera, but what not many people were talking about was the entirely new hardware.
Beautygate: New iPhone Cameras Automatically Apply Beauty Mode
After Apple’s WWDC conference on September 12, many consumers were excited to upgrade their phones to the latest flagship phones, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. One of the biggest selling features of these new devices were the upgraded front and back cameras. Now, after about a week or so of the phones being in the market, people are beginning to notice something strange in the camera.
Apple’s New Depth Control Is Much More Important Than Merely Tweaking Bokeh
With the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, Apple introduced the ability to control the amount of blur in the background of its Portrait Mode photos. But what seems like a gimmicky tweak takes what was a gimmick and turns it into a pro feature.
How Apple Created Those Badass Watch Faces for the New Apple Watch
In case you haven't heard, Apple announced some new devices about a week ago, one of which was the Apple Watch 4. One of the most striking things about the announcement was the intense new watch faces shown during the demo that varied from fire, to water, to colored clouds of dust.
How a Videographer Shot a Short Film on His iPhone For a Film Festival
Moment is a company who makes lenses for iPhones. They recently introduced their Anamorphic lens, and started a festival where some videographers got the opportunity to shoot whatever they wanted to. JR Alli made Disconnected on his iPhone, and this video shows how he did it.
Using a Smartphone to Record Ambient Sounds and How to Place Them in Video Projects
Great sound design in a video can elevate the overall quality from decent to breathtaking. Here are some basic tips to get started using just a smartphone to record sound effects and how to work them into your films for the most impact.
Fstoppers Reviews the Manfrotto TwistGrip Smartphone Clamp: Does Money Buy Happiness?
Just like many other product lines that cater to smartphone users, the clamp arena is saturated with clones and cheaply made accessories. So when well-known photo accessory company Manfrotto enters with their own original, $50 premium take on the smartphone clamp, should we expect nothing less than greatness?
Moment Introduces Their Freshly Redesigned and Improved App
Moment is known for its fantastic smartphones lenses bringing DSLR like experience on your mobile device. They are releasing a new version of their app to offer you the best photographic experience possible on your phone, even if you don’t own any of their lenses.
Six Creative Ways to Get Explosive High-Speed Smartphone Photos
If you thought you needed high-end gear to get those stunning, high-speed impact shots, you don't. In this video you'll learn how to take sharp, explosive action shots with just your smartphone.
Avoid Long Editing Hours With Adobe Lightroom CC’s Effective Mobile App
When Lightroom mobile was initially released a few years back, I, like many Adobe users at that time, was curious, and found myself finger tapping all the way to my phone's respective App Store to download it. After that addition to my phone was made, the once fresh home screen icon for a long time sat irrelevant, and relegated to the end of the bench, placed inside of a seldom seen, far lateral, home screen folder.
Is Huawei Mate 10 Pro Really the Best Camera Phone?
The best camera is the one you have with you, and considering the image quality of mobile phones these days, this statement is literally correct. The newly launched Huawei Mate 10 Pro has some impressive camera features, and in this video you will see how it's camera is compared to some other Android flagship devices.
Get More Reach Out of Your Smartphone Camera With the Moment Tele Portrait Lens [Review]
Smartphones have become so good at photography and videography that they can even replace a DSLR in some situations. Moment has pushed this fact even further by creating beautiful lenses such as the Tele Portrait lens which I review for you in this article.
Instagram Lite Limited Released on Google Play Store
A slimmed-down version of the wildly popular photo sharing social network was launched in Mexico this week and is probably coming to more countries later this year.
Apple’s iPhone X Cleared to Claim ‘Studio-Quality’ Portraits After Advertising Body’s Ruling
Apple’s ads claim “studio-quality” portraits are possible on the iPhone X, and, according to a regulatory body known as the Advertising Standards Authority, that claim didn't sit right with a couple of people. So they investigated.