6 months using only an iPhone camera leaves pro photog inspired

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Photographer Noe Alonzo used only an iPhone for six months
What could you do with an iPhone as your only camera? Plenty says Noe Alonzo.
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Photographer Noe Alonzo gave himself a challenge that some people called ridiculous: He worked exclusively with his iPhone 7 Plus for six months.

The results proved stunning. Even more surprising to Alonzo, his project landed him new clients — and gave him humbling insights into his own creativity.

iPhone fireworks photography is a blast with Pro Camera app

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With some preparation and the Pro Camera app, you can capture great fireworks displays.
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With Fourth of July fireworks in the skies this weekend, mobile photography brand Moment picked a good moment to update its Pro Camera app with a new Slow Shutter mode.

The feature, added today, brings a surefire way for iPhone photographers to capture dramatic fireworks shots.

Four ways to instantly enhance your iPhone camera [Deals]

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iPhone Photography Roundup
We've rounded up four incredible add-ons to make your iPhone an even better photo powerhouse.
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We get iPhones as much for the camera as for any of the other features. But as great as mobile photography has become, it’s still up against the limitations that come with being, you know, a phone. So if you’re looking to take your iPhone photos to the next level, these four upgrades are for you, from wireless charging gimbals to DSLR-style grips, 360 camera extensions and more. Read on for more details:

Why photographers won big-time at WWDC

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Apple has a pretty good idea on how to make photographers and filmmakers happy.
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WWDC 2019 bug The WWDC keynote delivered exciting news for every Apple user, but for photographers of all stripes, Monday was their jackpot.

Professional photographers and filmmakers finally got a new Mac Pro that can handle ambitious workflows.

Operating system updates due out this fall for Mac, iPhone and iPad will bring a slew of new features for editing and organizing.

The iPad will be an even more capable tool in the field and changes to the iPhone camera should tamp down those worries that Apple was falling behind the likes of Huawei, Samsung and Google.

And we’re not even talking about the new hardware coming this fall.

iOS 13 supercharges photo and video editing

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iOS 13 photo features
Browsing and organizing your photos will be easier with iOS 13.
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WWDC 2019 bug Photographers and filmmakers eagerly awaiting the next generation of iPhone camera got a preview today of the software that will drive it when iOS 13 launches this fall.

iPhone shooters will be treated to a new editing interface that removes camera roll clutter, like screenshots, offers easier organization and browsing, and brings fine-tune editing for brilliance, highlight, noise reduction and sharpness.

Videographers for the first time will be able to rotate footage on the device.

Top iPhone lens maker now has bags for your gear

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Moment bag for mobile phtographers

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Moment, a go-to brand for quality iPhone lens attachments, will now help you carry your gear with new bags to support the mobile photographer.

The company’s roomiest offering is an expandable fanny sling pack with adjustable microfiber-lined pockets for your lenses and other accessories.

For a more tightly edited carry, Moment also introduced a crossbody wallet functional enough for your shoots and stylish enough to carry in any situation.

This Pro Camera app is a master of both stills and video

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Moment Pro Camera app
The Moment Pro Camera app lets you have command of how your stills and videos look.
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You’re a gifted content creator, shooting great stills and compelling video with your iPhone. But for complete creative control, some rely on separate camera apps for each discipline.

Moment, the maker of premium quality lens attachment for both, now has an all-in-one program app making switching from stills to video quick and seamless.

A beefed up Pro Camera app hits the App Store today, offering full manual control and with features making it difficult to have a bad shoot.

Filmmaker’s iPhone XS passes the shark bite test

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This iPhone XS and its owner pass the ultimate stress test.
Screenshot: Camp4 Collective/YouTube

Even on video, our eyes get big when we see the open mouth of a shark. But what’s the appropriate response when you see an iPhone XS between the shark’s teeth?

This was the most interesting scene in a behind-the-scenes video of how the production company, Camp4 Collective, made the “Shot on iPhone” commercial Don’t Mess with Mother

Handheld flash gives iPhone photos studio pop

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Xenon Flash
The Xenon Flash will bring studio control to mobile photography.
Photo: LIT Vision

Smartphone camera advances have been jaw-dropping. Engineers continue to advance low-light performance, while adding computational effects like bokeh and embedding additional cameras with telephoto and ultra-wide lenses.

However, with all the challenges the camera teams solved, one feature lags behind – the flash. But the smartphone photographer who wants to add a hint of studio-quality light, and control in shaping it, will soon have a wireless Bluetooth flash. It should add the pop to their pictures that they desire.

Do not call Dmitry Markov’s iPhone photos ‘seamy’

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Dmitry Markov
"Time to death." Haircut of 18-year-old teenager before his release from orphanage is one of 80 iPhone photos in #DRAFT #RUSSIA, which runs through June 4 at the agnés b. Galerie Boutique in New York City.
Photo: Dmitry Markov courtesy of agnés b.

Each of the 80 arresting iPhone images in an exhibition entitled #DRAFT #RUSSIA are a chapter in the life of the photographer Dmitry Markov.

The pictures may feel like a hard, unpleasant view of a fringe existence in a Russian province far removed from the economic bustle of Moscow, but Markov makes no apology.