Category: Handhelds/iPhone/iPad/Palm

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Leaves at 120fps

Inspired by Duncan’s and Sam’s posts tonight, here’s my entrant into the new genre called “slow-motion autumn leaves shot with an iPhone 5s”: my daughter and the twins who live next door playing in our leaves. I captured the video, scored the music (using loops in GarageBand), and edited the video (in iMovie) entirely on ...

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New Seattle Times Column: Nature and Technology

I’m still on a fantastic photography workshop (led by Mason Marsh), so I took the opportunity to write about the collision of technology and humanity among the participants. Nature plus technology can focus on improving our lives

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Autumn Change, Shot with the iPhone 5s

[Be sure to view it larger in Flickr’s Lightbox interface.] On a walk today, I spied a backlit leaf that demanded to be photographed. (It’s fall, so this becomes a frequent occurrence.) Although I was carrying my Canon PowerShot G12 in my bag, I of course reached for my iPhone to grab the shot. I ...

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Article: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching

The iPad is a great photo viewer, but does it have enough oomph to handle photo retouching? Yes! In my latest article at Peachpit.com, I look at several ways to edit photos on the iPad, including red-eye removal, removing unwanted objects in the image, and compositing: Tips for iPad Photo Retouching

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New Seattle Times Column: iPhone 5s

My latest column for the Seattle Times is out, and I look at the iPhone 5s. Given Apple’s reluctance to focus on technical specifications in recent years, what’s underneath the screen in the newest flagship iPhone is an important baseline for what’s to come. iPhone debuts with focus on what’s inside.

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Patrick Rhone: Worth a Thousand Words

Patrick Rhone is spot-on in this post about the impact the camera capabilities of the iPhone 5s is going to have on the industry—the camera industry: Worth a Thousand Words. As I was following the press event, I realized that just the camera functions of the iPhone 5s are smarter than any camera I own. ...

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Talking iPad Photography on Mac Power Users Podcast

I’ve had the great pleasure to do several podcasts and interviews about The iPad for Photographers, Second Edition. Last week I talked to the wonderful David Sparks and Katie Floyd for their Mac Power Users Podcast (listen to the episode here). In it, we talk about all sorts of iPad photography topics, but mostly I’m ...

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Article: Take Great Photos with Your iPad

It’s getting hard to escape it. This weekend, I visited the Ballard Locks and in the below-ground viewing area for the fish ladder (a series of “gates” the Army Corps of Engineers created to enable salmon to safely pass through the locks and spawn in fresh water) a tourist was taking photos of the fish…using ...

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Link: Regular People Have No Idea How to Manage Photos on Their iPhone

This post by Bradley Chambers is spot on: Regular People Have No Idea How to Manage Photos on Their iPhone. It’s really bizarre that Apple is so consistently behind when it comes to iCloud storage and photo management. Key point: Also, photo stream needs to be reversed. Apple should store ALL photos/video taken with your ...

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Article: Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?

Macworld has just published an article of mine that was fun to write: “Take Better DSLR Shots Using… Your Smartphone?” I look at three devices that control a DSLR wirelessly using an iOS device: the CamRanger, CameraMator, and iUSBportCamera. Although similar in general, each device has its own advantages and disadvantages, which I detail in ...