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Composition is king. No matter what kind of camera you're using, all the usual composition techniques still apply. Sophisticated camera features won't save a poor composition, but a strong composition will shine through even when other aspects of the image aren't perfect. Work with the camera, not against it. Don't try too hard to impose your will on the ...


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First, a few examples of what an iPhone 4 can take straight out of the camera, no manipulation or post processing done. Tips and tricks that helped me to get shots like these: Pay close attention to your horizons. With a small camera or cell phone it is easy to take a shot tilted from one side to another. Become familiar with the focal length of your ...


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I would encourage you not to think of cell phone cameras as the lowest rung -- rather, they are the "best camera" (paraphrasing, among others, Chase Jarvis) because they are the ones you most often have with you. Some photographers like Jay Meisel are disciplined enough to take their cameras everywhere -- even out to the corner drugstore. Not so for most of ...


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Sadly, the feature's name is misleading. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that it's wrong, if not an outright lie. Turning this option on just enables you to use exposure compensation — it doesn't let you do anything actually "manual". If you enable this option, the ... menu at the lower right of the screen gains a +/- icon, as typically indicates exposure ...


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How does focusing work on mobile phone cameras? Tiny AF motor, in the case of iPhone. Probably the same for other phones with adjustable focus cameras. I've read about the possibility of using liquid lenses and other whizzy technology, but I'm not aware of any devices on the market that use them. Aren't their optics simple enough to not have any ...


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Absolutely. There is a great dongle+app, offered by TriggerTrap. I purchased it and I'm super happy with it. If I recall correctly, the app is available for iOS and Android. EDIT: Some of the free app's options are as follows: Simple cable release Press and hold Press and lock Timed release Timelapse TimeWarp (time lapse + acceleration) DistnaceLapse ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris With this, you can pick a location on a map, and the app will show you the times of sunrise/sunset (and moon), including the times and a graphical indication of where the sun/moon will rise/set on the map, so you can plan shots. This has been a windows app that is now available on Androis and soon on iOS. This may be the one ...


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I'd go with Photoshop Mobile app it seems the best that I've tried so far.


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Camera360 for sure! Reasons : Effect like LOMO, Retro Effect, Dreamlike Effect, Art of Black and White, Back to 1839 and Night Enhancement will make your photo more beautiful. The amazing HDR effect is even better than iPhone HDR. Unique Funny Mode: Effects like Surrealistic B&W Paining, Vertical/Horizontal Left Symmetry, Vertical/ Horizontal Right ...


4

This is a great question since the best camera is the one you have with you... and no one leaves home without their cellphone. Limitations There are a few reasons why cellphones aren't good cameras. Sensor size: There is a lot of items packed into the camera. The sensor needs to be able to distinguish one thing from the other, and the less space it has ...


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I use OpenGPS Tracker. It is free and open source and doesn't steal your data. You can get it at the link, on Google's Appstore, or through FDroid. I then start tracking, it will ask for a name of the track, and at the end of the day/journey, I will stop tracking and then go on share. On clicking share, a tool comes up, where you can choose between KMZ ...


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Try a Google search for "how to watermark images android". I found this which seems like what you want: iWatermark for Android Secure and protect your photos. If you are a photographer or artist iWatermark works for you to by adding a visible personal text or graphic watermark. You could also take a look at some more involved options: ...


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IPhones don't make better photos. They have a decent camera (as far as phone cameras go) but there are other phones with better cameras. There are tons of options for post-processing on both Android, Windows Phone and iOS that are better than the built in camera apps on any of the phones. Adobe even makes a mobile version of "Photoshop" though it's really ...


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The way I would do it: Install BitTorrent Sync to your phone Install same software to your PC. Setup syncing (not backup) between your phone's camera photo folder and PC. In Lightroom's import dialog, select "Move" instead of default "Copy". The special thing with BitTorrent Sync compared to Dropbox/Google+ Photos is that a) it syncs directly between ...


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The properties of phone cameras vary a lot. With some you can set certain values, with others you can't and just shoot in an "auto" mode. Just the pixel count and the operating system aren't enough to tell this. There are some Android phones like Oppos N1 where you can set longer exposures up to 8 seconds. With the light painting as the main subject the ...


3

I got a Kata KT D-3N1-20 earlier this year, and I love it. Tried to find a good backpack with side opening for easy access and landed on the Kata. They have different sizes with and without a pocket for laptop/tablet. Based on the bag you have now you might want to look at the Kata 3N1-22 or maybe even the 3N1-33 (larger). I also have an old Lowepro ...


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I've been loving my ThinkTank Photo Retrospective 10. One of the things it does well is fit my iPad. The iPad will fit easily in the front pocket, snugly in the back outside pocket, and tightly in the inside back pocket; none of which are in the way to get the camera in/out. There are several sizes; the 7 or 5 might be more appropriate for a small kit and 7" ...


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Loewepro makes a messenger bag that might work for you: Loewepro Compuday150 I own it and like it a lot. There is also a similar backpack version.


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I looked into this with the iPad and found it very impractical for any workflow to use RAW. The transfer rate is horribly slow and it sucks down battery life at a nasty rate. Your best bet would be to shoot RAW/JPEG and import only JPEG to significantly cut down on transfer time and significantly open up your options to which app you would use. If you ...


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Pretty much all you can ask for is: 1.DOF calculator 2.Exposure meter 3.Remote control of DSLR 4.Photographer's ephemeris Those are the main categories of useful apps that add to DSLR photography. I understand what mattdm is saying, and I think we do have more specific questions about the mobile platform specific offerings - but you seem to be asking ...


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The process of connecting your (in this case Android) phone to your 70D involves multiple steps. First you have to enable wifi (you do this in the menu) on the 70D (the same applies to the 6D) and this brings up the wifi function menu option. When you select the wifi function you will be prompted to register a nickname for the camera. After doing that you'll ...


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You might want to check out some reviews on Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (e.g. TechRadar, Androinica, Amateur Photographer), which offers 4.7mm (35e: 35mm) f/2.8 camera with image stabilization. In comparison to iPhone 4, the X10 seems to do better in exposure metering and color reproduction, but photos have less detail. Xperia Arc (and its minor improvement, ...


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There is no standard size or even a popular one: just like other types of digital camera there's huge variation in resolution between different models.


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Short answer - shoot outside. At least on my iPhone 3GS the problems are extremely poor low light (and even not-so-low light) performance, relatively high lens distortion and that I can't seem to hold the thing straight. Obviously the fixed focal length, fixed focus and complete lack of manual controls are limiting - but I'm not going to talk about that - ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris (as others have mentioned) is very powerful and a great app, useful for getting you into rough position for a shoot at the right time and place. However I find some astronomy apps can be useful also to fine-tune exactly where you are positioned in relation to a sun or moon soon to rise (or to set). Hidden Sky is one, you can ...


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All of these relate to iPhone: The Photographers Ephemeris is absolutely fantastic but pricey (you can access it on your computer for free). Alternatively there is Sun Seeker which is similar but less expensive or free depending on the version you go for. These apps can be used for working out the sun and moon positions and related times. I don't use it ...


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In the classified series lowepro has this monster. I have it, I like it for a few reasons: 1) It carries quite a lot of gear. 2) The wallet part is nice, zippers closed, and is unobstructing/unobstructed by your gear. 3) It's fairly discreet(for such a huge bag). 4) The quality is very high(as with all the bags in this series). 5) It's not a ...


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If you had the D7100 the answer would be yes via the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility. Instead you could use something third party such as: Trigger Happy


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It seems that there is no way to create a tracklog from within Lightroom. I just did a Google search on that and looked in Lightroom 4 for options. You can create a tracklog from your geotagged pictures. Exiftools is the right choice for this and here is a way to do it. Save the print configuration file as given by that link in your working directory. Run ...


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You can try associate the file type in question (JPG?) with the application that you edit them with and then open them through a network capable file manager such as ES Explorer and hope that the application likes that. There is a high chance however that it does not. If not, you need to mount the network folder as a normal folder on your device. Then your ...



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