Shooting double exposures is one of those techniques that first came about in the days of film, but the sheer fun shooting them has maintained their popularity with digital photographers. So much so, in fact, that most mid to top of the range to DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have a double exposure mode that makes them incredibly easy to shoot in-camera.One of the best things about shooting double exposures is that it literally forces you to think differently, ultimately making your approach to photography more creative. Not only do you have to learn how to anticipate which two exposures will work well together, you also need to consider how these exposures will individually need to be composed. Do you overlay compositions, compliment them or look for symmetry? The list of options goes on…Shooting in-camera double exposures are ultimately a voyage of discovery with every shot, even when you’ve had plenty of practice because they’re a process of experimentation. So, if … [Read more...] about How to shoot in-camera double exposures
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For as long as I can remember, Camera+ has been a staple in my iPhone photography toolkit. The app was a great replacement for the standard iOS camera due to the powerful set of features and editing tools built-in. However, as Apple improved the camera capabilities of iPhone hardware, Camera+ got less use from me in recent years, especially when I needed to snap a photo quickly before the moment passed. However, Camera+ 2 is a brand-spankin' new version of an old favorite, and it's been completely rebuilt from the foundation to adhere to the next decade of iPhone camera improvements. There's a lot of new changes that the developers made with Camera+ 2, but we're going to just cover the biggest and most important ones. $1.99 - Download Now So how does it stack up? Let's find out. Camera+ Is Now Universal Previously, Camera+ had two versions, one for the iPhone and another for iPad. Now, with Camera+ 2, there's only one universal app for both iPhones and iPads, so no need to purchase … [Read more...] about Camera+ 2 Review: All-in-One Photo App Rebuilt From Scratch
Google's Camera app isn't the most advanced tool for taking photos. It completely avoids manual controls and generally lags behind OEMs for most major features. Where it's lacking in advanced features, the Camera app tries to make up for with a simple interface and clever techniques to intelligently deliver better photos without putting the burden on users. This means it works pretty well for simple point-and-shoot purposes, but skilled and professional photographers aren't likely to give it a second look. A teardown of a recent Camera update shows that Google is testing an option to save both RAW and JPEG files with each picture, a popular feature on many dedicated cameras and high-end smartphones. Teardown Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (application packages) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information. It's possible that the guesses made here are totally and completely wrong. Even when predictions are correct, there … [Read more...] about Google Camera v3.2 Prepares To Support Shooting In RAW+JPEG On Nexus Devices [APK Teardown]
The camera raw converter functionality in Adobe Photoshop software provides fast and easy access to the raw image formats produced by many leading professional and midrange digital cameras. By working with these "digital negatives," you can achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original raw files. Enter your state here The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in became the latest must-have tool for professional photographers when it was released in February 2003. This powerful plug-in has been frequently updated to support more cameras and include more features and is available as part of Adobe Photoshop CS6. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is built upon the same powerful raw processing technology that is available in the Camera Raw plug-in. The Camera Raw plug-in now also supports raw files in Digital Negative (DNG) format. Find out more about the benefits of DNG, a raw file format made available to the public by Adobe. … [Read more...] about Adobe Camera Raw
In recent years some technology commentators have suggested that smartphone camera technology will eventually become so good that people won’t need or want a mirrorless camera or DSLR. It’s a bold claim, so let’s consider some of the facts.Smartphone camera technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and if developments continue on their current trajectory, then in, say, 10 years' time phone cameras should indeed be capable of producing images comparable to those from today's high-end cameras, and with equally impressive features and functionality. So surely this proves the camera is indeed doomed?However, in the next decade camera sensor technology will also improve massively. So even if smartphones become capable of the image quality a full-frame DSLR can deliver today, just imagine how much better the equivalent camera would be – it’s all relative.So, while you may be now thinking,"well I’d be happy with that", we’d bet … [Read more...] about Smartphones vs cameras: do you still need a DSLR?