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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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Look at the channel for weather here. I get an email to my phone for various weather presets I made. https://ifttt.com


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Disclosure: I'm the guy behind Cine Meter and Cine Meter II, so take what I say with a grain of salt, grin. Do these apps really work, or are they gimmicks? They really work, within the limits of what the built-in camera allows. They may not be able to measure really dim light, for example. Can they get the same information from a scene that a real ...


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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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You could turn your device into a Wifi hotspot and then EyeFi can connect to the internet via your phone (or tablet). I don't have any experience with Eye Fi specifically, but presumably its programmed to scan for a list of known wifi hotspots. I would imagine you could program it to find your phone consistently and then once your device is enabled as a ...


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Your options for resizing the 16:9 image mentioned to be 1:1 in size are Crop it Letterbox it Stretch it Let's pretend the image is 16x9 instead of 16:9 (units are irrelevant.) Crop, taking the sides off so that the image becomes "9x9." This is the most obvious way but OP states it is undesirable Letterbox, place blank space above and below so that it ...


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It's actually far simpler than any of the answers posted so far! You don't need trigonometry, or field of view calculators at all, all you need is multiplication and division! Firstly (all else being equal) the size of your object in the image is directly proportional to the focal length (if you double the focal length you double the size). So if you know ...


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TLDR: No because you need an additional variable, either the height of what the subject is that fills the frame or the distance at which you are focused (infinity doesn't work though). Long answer... To do this you can use simple trigonometry, but you would need to know either the current or desired distance to subject or the size of your subject (...


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There are plenty of iPhone and Android apps collecting photo tips, including composition. I think they're all pretty lame so I'm not going to link to any of them. I don't think there's anything right now that actively analyzes a scene and gives advice, as if Scott Kelby were standing right next to you reading from the appropriate pages of one of his ...


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The Photographer's Ephemeris is a very popular app used by landscape photographers who need to know when the Moon/Sun is going to be at specific spots. It may be of great help to you.


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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: http://xjaphx....


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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 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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GPS data varies wildly in accuracy depending on location. In big cities, GPS can be very inaccurate because of the urban valley effect and the resulting multipath interference. Often, the best location data comes from proximity to Wi-Fi at that point, which can get you moderately close to the right place, but it still won't be all that accurate. Similarly,...


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I found this partial solution here at StackExchange. While I am not sure of the precision to which this calculation is made, it is a first step. Now, if only the results could be calculated for a specified area and then laid over a map as a contour plot to show sunrise and sunset times... Same goes for the moon! Thanks in advance to @erikwkolstad ☺ Not ...


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The latest Sony cameras include an Android subsystem used to run apps from the proprietary Sony PlayMemories Camera App Store (PMCA). We reverse engineered the installation process. This allows you to install custom Android apps on your camera. https://github.com/ma1co/Sony-PMCA-RE


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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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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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MapAPic Location Scout is good for remembering locations. After you add some locations, you can tag them, search, get directions, share/print as PDFs, and more. UPDATE: As of June 2013, MapAPic can read geo-location exif data from images, and create new locations using that data!


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I came across many choices when searching and I have listed them below. I chose Easy Release due to several reasons one of which is was designed by a professional photographer. Also when researching individual programs I found many, many positive reviews for Easy Release. The rest had mixed reviews if any at all. All listed work with iOS and some have ...


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With experience you become more aware as to how lighting and the color of the illuminant will change the way a vista will reproduce. You begin to see that shadows on snow have a blueish tint and you become aware that tungsten lighting is biased towards the yellow. We humans see with our eye/brain and that complicates. Try this enlightening experiment. ...


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According to the (currently only) answer at the recent StackOverflow question, Is it possible to access the infrared camera on iPhone X?, not via the approved iOS API library calls. But undocumented API should be possible if you guess how to do it.


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I just did a very quick google for "enlarge image canvas ios" and the first result was Photo Canvas Size Increaser.


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For extreme weather conditions (rain, really hot, really cold, snow) you can set up weather.com to send you text messages about it. http://www.weather.com/mobile/customtextmessaging.html


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I have seen pros that use Easy Release. The fact that they are using their signature in the application is usually enough. I would have a hard time seeing it not hold up in court. I write software for healthcare and faxes are still common. They are signed in almost the same manner using digitized signatures. These hold up to HIPPA regulations so a model ...


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There is a portal, where you can select it as ILCE-7(R). It shows some 20 apps, and one of them (E 9,99) does time lapses. It is possible to develop in-cam apps too but I can't find a link so quickly. Maybe that requires an account first.


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The answer is a little complex. I'm hotlinking an image from this site: https://filterforge.com/features/version4/groups-and-instancing.html That is a good program to make your own filters. The idea is that you have a basic set of basic "nodes". For example one can be a blur, another one that modifies the saturation and another one that controls contrast. ...


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I rather doubt it, since perceived color has little to do with actual color balance. That's why you tend to interpret the color of an object as immutable whether you observe it in direct sunlight, late afternoon (sunset), or indoor incandescent lighting. The only reason we can tell, say, fluorescent vs. low-temperature (Edison bulb) incandescent is ...


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I've never seen any apps that can train you that way, but I have seen a smartphone colorimeter apps that identify colors, as well as an actual smartphone colorimeter/light meter (or at least its Kickstarter). There are more apps to simulate exposure settings, to help train you in appropriate exposure settings for a given scene (e.g., CameraSim). That ...


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You can receive training to help you become more aware, but not more perceptive, in the way you mean. Perception is not absolute with fixed values; but, is relative to the abilities of your senses on a continuum. You can become aware that something should be happening on an intellectual level. Such a revelation is set into action with an observation and a ...


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