Tag Archives: camera

Comparing HDR RAW capture on Lightroom, Halide, and Obscura

I love to shoot photos in RAW on my iPhone. The stock camera app does some excellent magic to get incredible photos, but in some cases I really just want to be old school and get a ton of image data and process things how I want. One of the situations where I appreciate RAW […]

The iPhone 7 Plus Gets Shots I’ve Never Seen from a Smartphone

Yesterday I wrote about breaking the iPhone 7’s portrait mode, but I actually really love the camera and felt it only fair to share a few of the nicer photos I’ve gotten from this incredible lens. I’m only scratching the surface of what is possible, but I’m truly blown away that these images are from my phone!

Purposely Breaking the iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait Mode

Apple shipped the iOS 10.1 beta this week with it’s much anticipated “portrait mode” on the iPhone 7 Plus. Lots of people are sharing the beautiful pictures this feature can create. So I wondered what the limits of this feature was, as Apple seems to have designed it for shots like the ones above. What if you took shots it wasn’t really designed for? To find out, I took a few shots during my run this morning. I took very little time to compose anything and have not done any post-processing to these, they’re exactly as they came out of the camera app.

Let’s Stop Calling Them “Smartphone Cameras”

Let’s not beat around the bush anymore and start calling the cameras in our phones what they really are, cameras. Yup, they’re just plain old cameras. There’s no longer a need to specify that they’re not a “real camera” anymore. I know it’s semantics, but I think it’s important to realize what these things have become over the past 8 years.