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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
iPhone camera

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 - 18 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 - 14 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

Snapseed: the Best Photo Editing App for iPhone & iPad is Now Free

Dec 6, 2012 - 8 Comments
Snapseed icon

Snapseed is far and away our favorite mobile photo editing app for iOS, and it just got even better because the best image editing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now free. No more $4.99 price tag, now everyone can check it out with no obligation other than a quick download.

Switch Direction When Taking Panorama Photos with iPhone

Nov 30, 2012 - 2 Comments
Switch panorama camera direction

Panorama Mode on the iPhone is easily one of the better features of the devices camera, and it makes taking incredible panoramic images easier than ever. The camera defaults to taking pictures from left to right, but there are times where you’ll want to take a picture from right to left instead, and doing so … Read More

Shoot Vertical Panorama Photos on iPhone

Nov 8, 2012 - 1 Comment
Vertical panorama on iPhone

The iPhone’s excellent panorama mode allows for easy vertical panoramic shots as well, perfect for taking pictures of tall trees, waterfalls, buildings, or anything else that is taller than the standard range provides. To shoot a vertical panoramic picture, all you need to do is open Panorama as usual, then rotate the iPhone sideways: Open … Read More

6 Tips for Taking Better Macro Photos with the iPhone Camera

Oct 7, 2012 - 9 Comments
iPhone water drop macro shot

The iPhone is quickly becoming the primary camera for many of us, and though it makes a great point-and-shoot for your average pictures, it can also take surprisingly good close-up and macro shots. With that in mind, here are 5 tips to make the most of macro photography with the iPhone.

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