Quick News – Mac Rumors is reporting word from a recent market research keynote held by KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, claiming the next iPhone will contain improvements to both the front and back facing cameras, with the latter sporting a new faster f/2.2 aperture backed by the current 4S’s 8MP Sony-made sensor.
Developing Report: The iPhone 5 to Pack a Thinner and Faster Rear Camera – ‘HD’ Quality for the Front
Back in 2010, Lee Morris and the fantastic folks at FStoppers.com set out to prove that great images don’t necessarily have to come from expensive sources, as Morris conducted an editorial style fashion shoot, capturing images through the use of an iPhone 3Gs. The results, while fairly controversial, proved that creativity, ingenuity and a dose of skillful-flare can go a long way in compensating for less-than-stellar capturing devices.
Quick News - Just two week’s into their new “Free App Of The Week” initiative; Apple has granted all of us iPhone/iPad image editing enthusiasts a treat, providing Snapseed, the acclaimed IOS photo app, for the always pleasing price of zip-nada-zilch. Click on the image above to be routed to the apps detail page for more info!
Earlier this year, Gizmon’s first batch of iCA iPhone cases were met with universal acclaim for giving iPhoneographers a fresh take on all the mundane photography specific offerings currently found on the market, and adding a bit of functional-style to the equation, transforming Apple’s smartphone into a “mini-Leica” of sorts.
A couple of weeks ago, we covered a story on how more and more Smartphone owners are relying on their devices for artistic purposes, specifically using their phones as their primary cameras. Although it goes without saying that an iPhone will never replace your 5D Mark II, the underlying message of the report focused on how our pocket companions are getting “good enough” for a growing number of situations. A prime example of this was when, incredibly, sports photographer Nick Laham used his iPhone to snap some tremendous photographs of some of our favorite New York Yankees while in Tampa for the team’s spring training.
Within one week of its release, Camera Awesome, SmugMug’s free and newest iPhone app, has been downloaded over 2 million times, and according to Don MacAskill, the CEO of SmugMug, over 10 million photos have been taken in just over 7 days.
Android and IOS Privacy Blunders Continue – Third Party Apps Have Access to Your Devices Photos Without Permission
Over the course of this past week, The New York Times was able to uncover a few more cracks in Apple’s seemingly sound privacy and security policy, revealing evidence that third party applications have been feasting on your IOS-equipped devices saved photos, an ongoing issue that originates when a user allows an app to access your location.
There’s no doubt the iPhone has made a name for itself as a viable option for creating compelling imagery when used to its utmost potential. So much so in fact, a college course will be devoted to that very notion, giving potential iPhoneographers a crash course smartphone shooting.
In a program that will be a true part of London’s Kensington and Chelsea College’s course-load, professor Richard Gray plans to introduce willing participants the basic fundamentals of composing, lighting, and editing images produced from Apple’s handset, as well as cover the myriad of pertinent apps currently available to for the device.
You may recall, back on that eventful day in November of last year when RED and Canon both announced new digital cinema offerings, Lomography silently released their own Movie Maker, gracing analogue users with the LomoKino Super 35 – an ode to video cameras of decades past with the ability to capture a modified 144 frames by just one 35mm roll of film.