Fantastic fisheye lens expands view of iPhone camera

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Go wide! The new Moment fisheye lens lets you shoot in Night Mode and capture RAW images on the iPhone 11 series.
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By now, we’ve learned that two of the three rear-facing cameras on the iPhone 11 Pro are worthy of the Pro name. The third, the ultra-wide, is merely adequate.

Mobile phone lens-maker Moment has a new chunk of glass to bring fisheye drama to your photos with the image quality you expect from a camera with Pro in the name.

Firstlight app gives you real-time control over iPhone camera

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Filmic brings live analytics to its new camera app for iPhone.
Screenshot: Filmic/App Store

An app developer putting out a camera and photo editing app today is in for a steep, uphill climb. Dozens of apps populate the category and those at the top are holding that place for a reason.

But the name Filmic should grab the iPhone photographer’s attention. The maker of Filmic Pro, the go-to app for mobile filmmakers, now offers a unique camera experience for stills called Firstlight.

Chicago students with iPhones tell their stories of a city in photos

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Apple put iPhone 11s in the hands of Chicago high school students and 100cameras challenged them to tell their stories in pictures.
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The city of Chicago is full of narratives but one of its richest is often skewed by headlines of poverty and violence.

The neighborhood of North Lawndale is a story of rebirth and some of its young residents are sharing that story one iPhone photo at a time.

Your amazing iPhone photos could win you a bar of gold

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From the first-place winner in portrait series for 2019 on HIV positive youth called Young Survivors. This was shot on iPhone 8 in Kasese, Uganda.
Photo: Carol Allen Storey/iPhone Photography Awards

Do you have iPhone photos you’re proud of? They might be stunning enough to win you some Apple gear or a bar of gold.

The iPhone Photography Awards today announced a call for entries for consideration of its 13th contest.

Shoot cinema-quality smooth video with this 3-in-1 discounted gimbal [Deals]

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Take stunning photos and videos with this 3-in-1 gimbal.
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From dedicated digital cameras to smartphones, advances in technology have put incredible image quality in the palms of our hands. The images we can create with pocket-sized cameras are on par with professional optics from years past. But these are hand-held cameras, so the quality of video we shoot is still limited by how steadily we can hold them. Not so if you have this universal gimbal stabilizer.

Adobe’s new camera app brings ‘AI magic’ to iPhone photos

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Raise the cool factor on your iPhone photos with the Adobe Photoshop Camera app.
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After finally bringing Photoshop to iPad, Adobe says it will roll out a new smartphone camera app with a slew of creative lenses and AI powers that come at the point of capture.

The upcoming Adobe Photoshop Camera seems to borrow the lens-swapping feature of Hipstamatic. Adobe promises it will give users “Photoshop-grade magic right from the viewfinder.”

Double the resolution of your iPhone photos with this trick

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It's OK to be a little shaky.
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A relatively simple technique can double the resolution of an iPhone image. Shockingly, the trick is best executed with shaky hands.

What sounds counterintuitive will make sense when you see the steps in the video at the end of this post. It shows how a little hand movement helps make a sharper image.