Late in 2014, an announcement was made by Google that the new ‘Android L’ mobile operating system, later dubbed Lollipop, would include a new camera API (Application Programming Interface – the building blocks of the camera software and what third-party app developers use in creating their companion apps). That new camera API would allow for the capture of true RAW images, using the Adobe DNG specification, by mobile devices. Continue reading
I’ve been reading blog posts and watching videos from people who’ve switched from Canon or Nikon to one of the mirrorless camera lines and it got me thinking about a number of things.
The advances in mirrorless cameras are great but are they ready for prime time? In all situations? Personally, I don’t think so. Continue reading
Applications or ‘apps’ are the things that make smartphones and tablets more fun and more useful. In an earlier article, I looked at the camera in the new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE. In this article, I’m going to walk you through an app to go along with the camera – Photo Enhance Pro HD. This is a paid app but there is a slightly stripped down free version as well. The phone comes with a stock photo editor app but often third party apps have enhanced functionality or more features. Continue reading
When the Apple iPhone came out with, about, the third iteration it had a reasonably decent camera and sparked a whole sub-genre of photography called iPhoneography. Some big name photographers started taking, displaying and selling iPhone images. A whole host of apps were created to complement iPhoneography. As surprising as it sounds, not everyone has an iPhone nor does everyone want an iPhone. But for those who aren’t ‘Apple people’ you can get in on the game too. Android smartphones have cameras as well (so do Blackberry phones but in my experience, RIM’s implementation of cameras is pretty weak) and some are as good or better than what’s in the iPhone. I’m going to take a look a a new one on the market, the Samsung Galaxy SII. Continue reading