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How do I get the best results with a cell phone camera?

I know cell phone cameras are the lowest rung, but when reading reviews of phones, the reviewers always have sample shots that are much better than what I can manage. What are some ways to take ...
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Is the iPhone 4S camera good enough to serve as one's “everyday-carry”?

I'd like to have a camera with me at all times, but my DSLR is often too bulky. For some time now, I have tried cell phones as a compact camera substitutes, but with limited success. Often, the ...
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How iPhone 5S can have such a big aperture? f/2.2?

I thought that in order to have a big aperture such as f/2.2 a big amount of light should be able to enter to the sensor and in order to do it, a big lens was needed. How is it possible that in the ...
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How can a super tiny iPhone 6 Plus lens produce significant DOF?

According to Apple specs the iPhone 6 Plus thickness is 0.28 inch (7.1 mm) and the lens length is only a part of that. And according to an article I found, Depth of Field is a function of "aperture ...
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Can I trigger my flash with an iPhone?

I have a Canon 430EX flash and an iPhone 5. I really enjoy the quality of the camera in daylight, but of course in low light conditions the built in LED flash is quite poor. So would it be possible to ...
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Is there an adaptor/app that can connect an iPhone to a Canon DSLR as an external monitor?

I love the swivel monitor on my Canon 60D but as I am planning to upgrade to a camera with a fixed screen I am also looking into some small external monitors with swivel capabilities. I saw some ...
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Upscale iPhone taken photograph

I have taken a photo with my iPhone which i would love to use a my website background using jQuery to stretch it dynamically. However its obviously a fairly low resolution. Is there anything i can do ...
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What are the downsides to using iPhone for HDR?

HDR was added to the iPhone in IOS 4.1: Take great photos that capture a wider range of light intensity using the new high dynamic range (HDR) setting on iPhone 4, which automatically ...
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Is HDR more important on a phone camera than a standalone camera?

I've had good luck using my iPhone's HDR feature when I'm out without my digital camera (Nikon COOLPIX S630); I tend to take the kinds of pictures for which HDR is useful. The standalone camera ...
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Is it feasible to use an iPhone as a slide scanner?

Is it practical to scan a bunch of 35mm slides with an iPhone?
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Is there an iPhone photo app with exposure compensation?

I'm looking for an iPhone app that features exposure compensation, any suggestions?
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What would be the must have mobile phone apps for photographers?

I am looking for apps for my mobile phone (Generalizing it to any mobile phone rather then being a specific Android, Apple or Windows phone) that I will find helpful while taking pictures on my DSLR. ...
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iPhone photo download workflow for ONLY new photos onto Mac

[Cross posting this from SuperUser since I have a bounty on it and have no replies yet, hopefully will get more attention here ;)] I'm finding my iPhone photo download workflow to be a bit ...
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What are the color temperatures of the iPhone 6's flash?

The iPhone 6 has a dual-LED flash. What are the color temperatures of the two LEDs? Are there any commonly occurring light sources or scenes that are outside this range? For example, a sodium vapor ...
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Is there a “sweep style” iPhone app that mimics the new Sony compact camera technique?

I love capturing panoramas on my iPhone and for this, I use Autostitch Panorama. But does anyone know of a "sweep style" App for the iPhone that mimics the technique used in the new compact Sony ...
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iPhone 3GS/4 camera sensor chip

Does anybody know the exact chip which is built into the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4? I've done research on the internet already but couldn't found any exact specification. What I need is the imaging ...
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What caused the LEDs to not display properly in this photo?

I was taking a photo of a nuclear radiation counter with my iPhone, and the LEDs weren't displaying properly in the first photo, even though it looked "solid" and not flickering to me. Was this ...
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How to get original images when using the HDR mode on an iPhone?

I made HDR photos with an iPhone 4S (iOS 7.1.2). In many cases the result is very good; however, I found that in pictures where people are moving, you sometimes see "ghosts". Is there a way to get ...
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How can I get the best quality prints from an iPhone photo?

I have a photo on my iPhone that I'd like to print, but the quality is poor. Is there anything I can do so that I can print it? I have Photoshop CS5.
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Is there any downloadable Photoshop CS5 Lens Profile for iPhone (3GS)?

Either user- or Adobe-created, is there any downloadable lens profile for iPhone (3GS) cameras for Photoshop, for use with Lens Correction?
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Alternative to EOS Remote app for 6D?

Has anyone found an alternative app for iPhone/iOS that supports the 6D/70D over internal Wi-Fi? I have been vastly disappointed with Canon's EOS Remote and was curious if anyone has found an ...
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What are the advantages, disadvantages and effects of using a DSLR lens on an iPhone sensor?

A DSLR to iPhone adapter has just been released as show here: http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-slr-mount/ What are the advantages, disadvantages and effects of attaching a DSLR-sized ...
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Where could I get a tripod for panoramas on iPhone?

I'm interested in taking great panoramic views. Photosynth on the iPhone looks pretty cool, but I'd like great looking images so I'm in need of a tripod. I've seen this one ...
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How do I photograph the sunset without damaging my camera?

This applies to the Sony NEX-5R, and the iPhone 5S. I want to shoot a timelapse of the sunset. The Sony manual says not to point it at the sun. Other questions on photo.SE agree with that advice, but ...
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iPhone location scouting app that reads geo-location exif data

Does anyone know of a iPhone/iOS app that helps with scouting or keeping a file of good locations? The big caveat is that it should be able to read exif location data of photos previously taken that ...
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What's a good iPhone application to view large images (5000px+)?

I want to view large images that I transfer to my iPhone from my computer. Obviously I cannot view them completely at a 1:1 ratio, but rather I want to be able to zoom in to the 1:1 ratio. The only ...
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Hotshoe flash with adaptable color temperature?

The dual LED flash in the iPhone 5s allows changing its color from white to amber, to approximate the color temperature of ambient light. dpreview.com writes: In fact, it features the first ...
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Does the iPhone do automatic tone/color correction?

When I recently imported photos from iPhone into LR, I noticed that every photo had evenly balanced histogram, so I guess that after you take a picture with iPhone, it is immediately processed and ...
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Is it possible to tether a D7000 to a smartphone?

Is it possible to shoot tethered (wired) with D7000 using a smartphone? if yes, which OS, what kind of features and apps are needed?
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What do I need to do to take Aurora borealis photos by iPhone4S?

Is my gear and some application capable enough to photograph the Aurora Borealis? My gear: iPhone4S olloclip 3-in-1 lens (macro, wide-angle and fisheye lens) LightTrac Apps Instagram Apps I ...
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Shooting computer screen

Are there any tips on shooting with iPhone another screen, like computer monitor. Maybe it requires some special lightning. I'm trying, but it's always too dark or noisy. Here are shots that I ...
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Is there a list of photo printing services that use the Flickr API?

[UPDATE:] After some thinking, I realized this question should be streamlined: Is there a list of known photo printing services that utilize the Flickr API so that images can be grabbed from your ...
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What are the best apps used to process photos taken by an iPhone?

Recently, I love taking photos using my new iPhone 4S. Since I am new to this world, and there are tons of iPhone photo editing apps out there, I wonder what the best iPhone apps are for editing ...
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What do I need to beef up my iPhone for my go-to camera on my travels?

Note: I know very little of photography. I will be doing some extensive traveling in the coming months in Europe. Since I absolutely need to pack light, I've opted not to purchase a point-and-shoot ...
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What would cause a green color shift in the same photo between my Mac and my iPhone?

I just finished editing a picture and saved it in JPG on my Mac, which look perfectly fine. I sent it to my iPhone and the color completely shifted and look dull. I was wondering what could make such ...
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How can I import a single photo from Mac to iPhone library?

I want to import a single image file from my computer into my iPhone library so that I can, from there, import it into the LINE app. I do not want to sync my iPhone with my computer, because I only ...
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Why do phone cameras focus and defocus deliberately while clicking a macro shot?

I've tried this with many phone cameras and almost all of them focused well for macros but only for a moment before they defocus to focus something further behind. If the camera can focus on objects ...
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Does a .png file extension on an iPhone image mean that the photo was edited or altered in any way?

I've been told that a photo I took with an iPhone has a .png extension means that the photo has been altered or tampered with. I know I took the pic at that time. Why are some of my photos in the ...
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Photography Apps [closed]

I thought this would be a great place to collect the coolest, best, or most useful apps for our smartphones. Please add the apps you can't live without. What apps do you use? Any great camera ...
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How can I record the zenith angle of camera within the metadata of a photo from smartphone (iphone)

I'm taking a series of hemispherical (fisheye) photos while I ride my bike down city streets as a part of a project to explore the structure of city street trees. I'm planning on using my smartphone ...
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Recommendations for zoom lenses for an iPhone 3GS

I enjoy taking pictures for fun with my iPhone 3GS, but I've now reached a point where I would like to be able to zoom in a bit on my motives, and I don't like the digital zoom. Now I've seen that it ...
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What's the brightness depth of IPhone 5 camera in bits?

Likely this will be the same as the color depth in bits per channel. For digital cameras it can be 8bit or 12bit and sometimes as high as 14bit. What is it for the IPhone 5?
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How to get Manual Control of my iPhone 4

I have an iPhone 4. How can I take manual control over the camera in my phone? I would love to be able to take manual control over: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed on my iPhone. But does my iPhone 4 ...
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How to reproduce Instagram Lo-Fi filter in Photoshop?

I used the Instagram Lo-Fi filter a lot and wonder how I can reproduce the effect in Photoshop...
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How do I reduce noise in a sequence of photos of the same subject over time?

I'm making a timelapse sequence on my iPhone 5s. It looks good enough when it's bright outside, but when the sun sets, the video quality really suffers due to the poor low-light performance of the ...
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How do digital filters work?

I don't really know what to call them, but the filters most commonly used by mobile photo and video apps, which are part of post-processing. I'm not a big fan of them but I'm curious as to how they ...
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What's the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus?

... or other mobile devices such as the iPhone 5s, Nexus 6 or iPad Air 2? Everyone says that the dynamic range of mobile devices is lower, but how much lower? For comparison, an APS-C camera like ...
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How can I import photos into Lightroom from my iPhone without getting the videos?

I am importing photos from my iPhone 4S into Lightroom 3.4.1. I don't want to import the videos. How do I tell Lightroom not to import video without me having to untick all the individual videos? I ...
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Does Apple make its own lenses for iPhone cameras?

Does Apple make its own lenses for iPhone cameras? Or, does it at least design them? If not, does it source from a lens maker like Zeiss, or a camera maker like Canon?
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iPhone camera initialization

I am trying to develop a project that uses an iPhone 6 as a meter to quantitatively measure the dynamic color change of blood glucose test strips when applied to blood samples. To fully control the ...