Thursday, July 27, 2017

Basic Camera Tips for Better Mobile Photos

Best Camera Apps Tips

1. Clean your lens. Sounds simple but ofter forgotten.

2. Avoid digital zoom. Well, unless you are going for a blurred photo.

3. Light up your subject. Camera's have touch exposure features but you should also work with the light you have.

4. Use the stabilizer feature if your camera app has one. A steady hand will do wonders.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Camera Artificial Intelligence is emerging.

Here's camera add-on controlled by your smart phone that uses AI for the best settings. What I'm wondering, is what about a Camera App that uses AI?  Now that would be cool! But this product is fascinating.

AI Camera Add-on.

Artificial Intelligence is coming to mobile cameras, both hardware and software solutions.

Here is a photos App with IBM Watson included. This short video shows Watson launching and taking a picture. So Watson should be apple to do more, such as stabilize, exposure, HDR, filters and more.

Nice Afterlens Video Demo

What is unique about this Camera App is the powerful photo editor and shutterfly like photo gift printing bundled into your Camera App. Well here, see what I mean.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Camera Apps and Apple Watch as Remote Shutter

Did you know that some camera Apps are shutter controlled remotely with Apple Watch. Examples include the Default Camera, Snapchat, Manual, Camera+ and Afterlens.

The way this works is that these Apps detect the volume button click and use it as a shutter button. But the Apple Watch can control the volume and act as a remote shutter.

  • Open your Camera Apps: Default Camera, Snapchat, Manual, Camera+ or Afterlens on your iPhone
  • Swipe up on Apple Watch for glances then into Music glance
  • Turn the Digital Crown or press Volume + to snap pic remotely
 Apple Watch as Remote Shutter video demo

In the Rainhut, you can also have Watson launch the Camera. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Top 10 iPhone Camera Apps for 2017

This App has great add on effects. An incredibly popular App with young users. Here's some cool tricks for using Snapchat.
Click here for Snapchat tricks

This App has great film like filters with some nice camera controls like the funny face overlays and shutter speed controls.
Find VSCO here

This paid App has shutter speed, ISO and exposure values. Focus, ISO and white balance. Manual has an option for Raw uncompressed images for higher quality. This App is also good for shooting closeups.
Find Manual here

This popular App is now free after years of being a paid App. This is a great camera app and combined photo editor. There is separate exposure and focus. It includes a countdown timer. With the IPhone 7 you can select either of the phones cameras, telephoto and normal.
Find Camera+ here

This App combines a great camera, advanced photo editing and professional photo printing via Walgreens and Fujifilm. The high quality photos taken with the stabilizer and touch focus/exposure are a perfect match for creating and ordering posters and wall plaques directly from the App. There dozens of print products to select from.
Find Afterlens here
Afterlens Video Demo

⭐ DxO One
This App is very easy to operate and highlights some of the coolest feature that photo lovers are looking for. Removes haze and fog from backgrounds. The App far more valuable if you own their DxO camera.

⭐ ProShot
This Camera is loaded Control shutter speed, focus and ISO and there is 2 different bulb modes, and camera mode dials make this app even more loaded. Light trail, time-lapse and also light painting are fun.

NightCap Pro
This App is great for photos in low light. It will make long exposures effortless and some clever processing tricks will remove unwanted noise. It has features to reduce wobble during those exposure shots.

⭐ ProCamera
Nice easy to use interface. you can set ISO, shutter speed and lock them, white balance, exposure compensation and independent focus and exposure controls. It displays a histogram if you are into that. There's a tilt feature and anti-shake. It has video and a cool QR Code feature
Find ProCamera here

⭐ Snapseed
Acquired by Google, this App has an intuitive swipe based interface for editing images. There is adding bokeh, blurred background effect (useful for portraits), and you can make fine adjustments to a select part of the image. There are filters, artistic effects, borders.
Find Snapseed here

Friday, July 21, 2017

Snapchat - 2017

Snapchat has to be one of the funnest Apps around.

Here's a great article on how to use the 2017 version of Snapchat

How to use Snapchat 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Afterlens - 2017

***** Favorite 5 stars

Afterlens has great live and after effects. 

Visit Afterlens

Highlights for this App.

1. Camera plus features like stabilizer, timer, touch focus, touch exposure, grid, geotag, watermark
2. Live and After lens effects for both photos and videos
3. Incredible Rainmaker Photo Editor with text, fonts, templates, speech bubbles, sprites frames.
4. Professional printing with Walgreens and Fujifilm. Create prints, mugs, wall art, puzzles and much more and wholesale prices. 
5. Share photos everywhere. 
6. Funny talking camera option
7. Video cropping beginning and  end

Here's a good  demo video of the Afterlens Camera App

Both Still and Video Modes

Use your own photos
Large selection of photo Gifts