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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 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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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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Does the iPhone's focal length differ when taking video vs photos?

I read (in a user comment) that the iPhone's focal length is longer when shooting video because the frame is cropped slightly to enable video stabilization. I'm having difficulty finding info online ...
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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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Why does my point-and-shoot take hazy photos?

My point-and-shoot (Canon SD 1100 IS, bought in 2008) has for the past couple of years (that I've noticed) been taking hazy photos, as if I'm shooting through fog. I cleaned the lens using an air ...
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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 (i....
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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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What do these six lenses in EXIF mean, for the iPhone 7 Plus?

The iPhone 7 Plus has two back cameras, but the lens field in EXIF has six different values: iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 iPhone 7 Plus back camera 6.6mm f/2.8 iPhone 7 Plus back ...
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Which color space is used by my iPhone 8 photos?

While my old iPad mini photos say their color space is sRGB, my new iPhone 8 photos tell me their color space is "65535" ("unknown value"). Some sources say this value means "uncalibrated", but that ...
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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 http://www.youtube.com/...
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How to extract depth map from .heif image created with iphone X using imagemagick

i created an image with my own iPhone app. The image is in .heif format and it contains the depth map. (i know this because the Photos app recognizes it) I now downloaded and installed imagemagick. ...
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New photo/video loop app seen on instagram, what is it called?

I saw an brand new iPhone (possibly Android too) Video/Photo app when I was browsing Instagram. Unfortunately I didn't like any of their pictures or their instagram promo page for the app. The app ...
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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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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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What causes neon sign light to smudge like this?

In person, the sign is pure white. This was taken with my iPhone X. Is it the camera shutter speed?
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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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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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Is distortion on an iPhone primarily due to perspective or does lens distortion play a part, and what can be done about it?

I am researching how to correct any facial distortions seen on an iPhone's front camera. Here is my current understanding of the issue: close-up photos will enlarge nearer facial features such as ...
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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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How do phone attachment lenses affect depth of field?

Let's take, for example, the Moment Tele Lens. This lens is pitched as a 60mm lens that allows you to get 2x "closer" to the subject. The iPhone 6s uses a f/2.2 lens. Does the mounting of the tele ...
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Approximating raw image data from app-less iPhone6 by reverse processing using meta data?

note: To preserve @MichaelClark's substantial answer below, I've volunteered to leave this question here and allow it to be closed, instead of just deleting it (see discussion below the answer). That ...
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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...