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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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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

I am new to this photography. I was planning on buying an entry-level DSLR like Canon Rebel SL3 with a few lenses (18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime lens), but after the iPhone 12 pro release I ...
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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 (i....
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Macro photo that I cannot repeat

I have an iPhone SE 2 with pretty standard 12MP camera and as I was sitting on our porch and browsing the web I randomly enabled the main camera and took a shot of my sweatpants fabric (no joke here): ...
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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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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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What is the reason for a ripple effect on photos taken from a helicopter?

I took a trip on a helicopter and took many pictures with my iPhone 6 plus. One of the images was distorted with a sort of wavy ripple blur effect (other images did not exhibit the same distortion): ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

Photography is only a hobby for me. I prefer to focus on the composition, lighting, finding a unique point of view, etc, rather than fiddling with manual settings, lenses and post-editing. Moreover, I ...
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Synology app reduces DNG file size

I have a new iPhone which allows photos to be stored in RAW. I also use a Synology NAS and their DS Photo app to automatically copy photos taken on the iPhone to the NAS. I notice however that the ...
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Photo organisation and archiving in a household with multiple devices

I freely admit that this has probably been asked a million times, but I'm going mad so sorry I'll ask it again. Situation My situation is drawn in below graph: link to graphviz code My wife and I ...
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What are these strange lines that are visible at sunset?

I see those lines, you see on the picture, on my iPhone 7 jumping random on my display while taking pictures. It was sunset right in the sea in Zakynthos. I would like to know what that is.
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How to get soft-blur effect on flowing water with iPhone?

I like taking pictures of flowing water on my iPhone, and I'd like to get the soft-cloudy-blur effect for the water. On a traditional lens camera, this can be done with a longer exposure time. Is this ...
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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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Why is ISO so low in iPhone?

I am noticing that the ISO setting is quite low, usually 20 or 32 ISO when I take photos with iPhone. Why is it so low? How come a prosumer DSLR cannot get that low ISO?
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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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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 doesn'...
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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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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 cumbersome....
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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 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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Export photos from Lightroom to leverage HDR display on modern iPhones

If I take a photo with my iPhone 13 Pro Max camera and view it on the phone screen, bright lights and colors appear very strong and vivid like an HDR movie on an HDR TV. This is controlled by a ...
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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 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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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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How can I capture RAW files with an iPhone?

With iOS 10 coming to iPhones starting today, I am wondering how exactly RAW capture works with the new OS. Are RAW files available only in third party apps that add that capability, or does the built ...
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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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How to take photos quickly through iPhone using Ricoh Theta SC?

I recently got a Ricoh Theta SC. If I use it standalone I can press the shutter button, it will make a noise to indicate it is taking a picture. Within about 1 second I can take another picture by ...
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What focal length do I need to get the same field of view as an iPhone SE?

I have a FujiFilm camera (mirrorless crop) with a 35mm lens while iPhone SE has a 4mm lens. What focal length lens do I need for it to get the same field of view as on the iPhone SE?
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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 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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Why is the field of view angle from exiftool different from Apple's official values?

I have two series of photos shot on my iphone 6s on 10.3.2. The first series is in the regular frame, and the second series is in the "square" frame. I'm using exiftool 11.01 on macOS 10.11.6. From ...
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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 come my DSLR takes worse low-light photos than my phone, both in RAW w/ comparable settings?

I'm shooting in RAW, manual, on both my DLSR (Nikon D90) and my smartphone (iPhone Xs, Moment Pro camera app) and I've noticed significantly poorer low-light performance on my DSLR, with additional ...
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Can one use the iPhone X's (and newer models) infrared camera for photographic purposes?

Apple's smartphone iPhone X has an infrared camera embedded inside the top of the device: Can this infrared camera be used for photographic purposes, or it is just used for FaceID? (I am also curious ...
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Advantages of Lightroom Mobile on iPhone 11 Pro over Camera app

I usually shoot using my Canon DSLR in RAW and edit in Lightroom. Last week I got an iPhone 11 Pro and have been very impressed with the shots that came out of the iOS Camera app. From what I ...
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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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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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What do I need to beef up my iPhone for my go-to camera on my travels? [closed]

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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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 equivalent focal lengths for iPhone digital zoom?

I would like to know what the equivalent focal lengths are when in digital zoom on an iPhone 13 Max Pro – greater than 3X to 15X.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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