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Use the Live iPhone Camera Filters to Add Flair to Your Photos

Feb 5, 2014 - 3 Comments
iOS Camera icon

Filtering photos has long been a popular obsession of iPhone users, whether through Instagram, Afterlight, Snapseed, or the Facebook Camera app. Apple took that popularity to heart and built a variety of filters directly into the iOS Camera app, though the feature has gone largely overlooked by many users. Unlike some of the more garish … Read More

How to Make a Photo Black & White on the iPhone

Oct 10, 2013 - 1 Comment
Convert a photo from color to black and white with the iPhone

The iPhone now includes advanced photo and image editing features that allow you to apply various filters to pictures taken on the device. Since iOS 7, this can all be done natively without the need for any third party apps, and one of the better filter sets lets you quickly make any color photo into … Read More

Shoot Photos in Burst Mode with the iPhone Camera

Sep 25, 2013 - 3 Comments
Burst mode camera on the iPhone

Continuous burst mode is a camera feature that rapidly takes a bunch of photos in sequence. It’s a new camera feature that has been toted with the iPhone 5S, but lesser known is that all iPhone models get a variation of this burst mode on their cameras too thanks to the iOS software update. Burst … Read More

How to Turn On the Camera Grid in iOS 7

Sep 24, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Camera Grid in iOS 7

The optional Camera grid overlays lines atop the viewing screen when shooting pictures on an iPhone and iPad. Dividing the screen into equal parts, it helps to take better pictures by making it simple to follow the longstanding “rule of thirds”, with the basic idea being to align compositional elements to the grid, lining up … Read More

Take a Photo Using Instagram Without Sharing / Uploading

Aug 2, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Airplane Mode

Any photo taken in Instagram will automatically post directly to your Instagram feed, sharing the picture with the world (or at least whoever follows you). But what if you want to take a picture or two with the Instagram app, apply those fancy filters, and not actually share them with anyone? That’s not an option … Read More

Quickly Take Pictures with iPad by Accessing Camera from the Lock Screen

Jul 19, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Take a picture from the Lock Screen on the iPad

The lock screen camera is one of the more handy features of the iPhone, but the iPad does not have that same quick-to-access camera option. That doesn’t mean you can’t take pictures directly from the lock screen on the iPad, you just have to use Siri to launch directly into the camera app from the … Read More

Add a Self-Timer to the iPhone Camera with Third Party Apps

Apr 7, 2013 - 7 Comments
The Camera icon

One feature the iPhone Camera app badly needs natively is a self-timer, which allows you to set a time delay, say 10 seconds, before the camera shoots a picture. This lets you as the photographer be able to set the camera up somewhere, set the timer, then walk on over to be in the frame … Read More

Create a Contact Sheet of Thumbnails with Automator in Mac OS X

Apr 6, 2013 - 22 Comments
Generated Contact Sheet made through Services

Contact Sheets, often called Proof Sheets, are essentially columns and rows of image thumbnails, making a bunch of photos very easy to quickly review. Though they’re commonly used by photographers, they have a wide range of uses outside of the pro-photography world, from artists to designers to UI/UX engineers. Rather than creating a contact sheet … Read More

How to Get Bokeh Light Effects with the iPhone Camera

Mar 31, 2013 - 2 Comments
iPhone bokeh

Bokeh is a photography effect that creates strong light blurs on any out of focus light, frequently rendered as circular blurry elements where a point of light is visible in the image. You’ll see it often in professional photography as well as more abstract artistically oriented photography, and it can help to create a depth … Read More

Turn Off the iPhone Camera Shutter Sound Effect to Take Photos Silenty

Mar 25, 2013 - 15 Comments
iPhone camera icon

As we all know, any time a photo is taken with the iPhone camera, a little shutter sound accompanies the snapping of the picture. That sound effect is all software, and so though you might expect there to be a simple settings change to toggle that sound effect off, well, you may be disappointed to … Read More

Leave Your Gloves On & Keep Hands Warm by Shooting iPhone Photos with Siri

Feb 24, 2013 - 8 Comments
Take a photo with the iPhone volume button

For anyone who has taken an iPhone photo out in cold weather before, you know how chilly and uncomfortable it is to pull a warm glove off of your hands just so you can snap a quick picture of a nice snowy scene. That is usually necessary because the iPhone requires using the touch screen … Read More

Take a Photo While Recording Video on the iPhone

Jan 26, 2013 - 11 Comments
Take a photo while recording video on the iPhone

The latest versions of the iPhone can record high definition video, and as a result they’re getting a lot more widespread use as ways to capture memories in motion. But sometimes when you’re recording a movie, you also want to take a picture of what’s in focus too, and you can do exactly that on … Read More

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