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From PetaPixel: Documentary compares Instagramer to pro photographer
4

Film explores the question, "In the age of Instagram, what sets a professional photographer apart?"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Five apps for the reluctant iPhone photographer
8

DSLR 4 life? Even diehards might by swayed by these apps that combine old-school technique with new-school technology.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tracking Hurricane Sandy on Instagram
15
FEATURED

Writer and mobile photographer Misho Baranovic turned to Instagram to watch the weather story unfold.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
What could your smartphone do with a 48-core Intel chip?
7

Computerworld reports that Intel is working on a 48-core chip for smartphones and tablets.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Photographer Chiun-Kai Shih makes mobile fashionable
0
FEATURED

Fashion photographer is hip to mobile photography.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
New 5MP CameraChip sensor could be smartphone game-changer
2

New sensor brings better-quality imaging at a lower cost.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hands on with the Nexus 4, from TechCrunch
3

TechCrunch shares initial impressions of Google's new Nexus 4. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Simple Photo Tips: Get creative with white balance
36

The white balance presets in your Android camera app offer an easy way to alter the look and feel of your photographs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
In case you missed it: L.A. Mobile Arts Festival recap video
0

The 'world's largest' mobile arts festival, summed up in video.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 8 official launch
3

Microsoft offers insight into its Windows Phone 8 OS at press event.

Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane can't stop Google announcements
9

Nexus 4, 7 and 10  revealed despite press conference cancellation.

Monday, October 29, 2012
iFixit tears downs the Microsoft Surface
0

Teardown reveals Samsung display and four touchscreen controllers.

Monday, October 29, 2012
Beamr app shares full-res iPhone images in magazine format
8

From the makers of JPEGmini, Beamr offers large image file sharing wrapped in a magazine format.

Monday, October 29, 2012
App Review: Lightbomber for iOS
0

Paint with light, using your iPhone.

Monday, October 29, 2012
App Review: Blurb Mobile for iOS
5

Blurb Mobile lets users create photo books for mobile or desktop viewing.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Instagram as a news aggregate
3
FEATURED

Some publications are using Instagram like a wire service. What impact might this have on photographers?

 
Friday, October 26, 2012
Samsung sees record sales from Galaxy line
5

Samsung reports record smartphone sales and profits in Q3.

Friday, October 26, 2012
A guide to the Android operating system
1

Android is one of the two most widely-used operating systems for smartphones and tablets. Read all about it in our guide. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Simple Photo Tips: Tap to focus
5

One easy way to improve your photos is to take control of your camera's autofocus selection. And you don't need to buy an app to do it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tap into Mobile Photography: Dustin Vaughn-Luma makes the ordinary extraordinary
3

Dustin Vaughn-Luma shares his unique process.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Connect contest closed - Thank you all for participating!
0

The Connect contest is now closed, and we are beginning the judging process. Thanks to everyone who participated. We will be announcing the winners soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Reviewers offer first look at Microsoft Surface tablet
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First round of hands-on with Microsoft's Surface tablet has reviewers weighing the good with the bad. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Software Technique: Basic masking tutorial
3

Mobile photographer and We Are Juxt member Rebecca Cornwell offers a masking tutorial for the iPhone. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note II reviews offer first look at 'phablet'
1

As initial reviews of Samsung's new hybrid phone/tablet filter in, carriers announce availability.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Last day for our Connect photo contest!
7

Submit your entry by midnight for a shot at $5,000.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Instagramers: By and for Instagram users
0

Founder Phil Gonzalez explains Instagramers: a network of users focused on creating local, real-world connections through Instagram.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
On a Hipstaroll
0

Fans of the popular iPhone app Hipstamatic create and moderate weekly combinations via the @hipstaroll feed on Instagram.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wearable Memoto camera offers another way to 'lifelog'
6

Memoto records your life in two geotagged photos every minute, and offers mobile apps for reviewing later.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
What does the iPad Mini mean for photographers?
1

iPad Mini's sharp display, portable size, editing power and camera specs make it worth considering for your workflow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Instagram ad campaign swaps hashtagged pics for shoes
0

Would you trade an Instagram post for a pair of shoes?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
New app offers 'photo school' for $.99
3

Yanik's Photo School offers iPhone and Android users tips and tricks in app form.

Monday, October 22, 2012
From Business Insider: Smartphone, tech news galore this week
1

A calendar of events for a big week in the tech world, from Business Insider.

Monday, October 22, 2012
Mobile accessory review: Turtleback iPhone SLR Jacket
2

“Is it homemade or an actual contraption?” That was the very reasonable question posed to me by a passerby while I was shooting with my iPhone 4S plastered onto the camera end of a Canon EF 70-200mm lf/2.8 IS USM lens, thanks to the iPhone SLR Jacket. 

Monday, October 22, 2012
HTC One X Camera Review
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FEATURED

With a 4.7 inch screen, 8MP camera, fast F2.0 lens and 1080p video recording, the HTC One X packs some impressive camera specs. Read our in-depth review to find out how the native camera performs. 

Monday, October 22, 2012
Simple Photo Tips: Use your tablet computer as a light source
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Lighting is key to any good still life. But it doesn't have to be complex or costly. Got a tablet computer? That may be all the equipment you need.

Monday, October 22, 2012
Sony Nexus X was a hoax, prankster dissects how it was done on Tumblr
2

Ti Kawamoto offers the 'anatomy of a hoax,' explaining how he faked the Nexus X 'leak.' 

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Screen display expert debunks Microsoft Surface claims
3

PC World report: Expert confirms iPad display sharper than Surface, despite Microsoft claims.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
ProCamera update offers ISO control
4

ProCamera's new update adds more ISO control for low light shooting. 

Friday, October 19, 2012
Instagram dos and don’ts
8

Take a crash course in the most popular mobile photography social network.

Friday, October 19, 2012
App Review: Picfx for iOS
0

Can't get enough filters? Picfx offers more than 100 options for that special effect.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Japan only, but HTC's latest is big step for screen display
0

HTC's Japan-only 'J Butterfly' device boasts 440 pixels per inch. Expect increasing resolution on a phone near you, soon.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Google sends Oct. 29 invites, same day as Windows Phone 8 event
2

Google sends invites for press event Oct. 29.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
EyeEm offers more social image-sharing options
6

There's more than one social photo-sharing service out there.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tap into Mobile Photography: Take a ride with Zak Shelhamer
1
FEATURED

Zak Shelhamer combines natural beauty with inspirational words under @zakshelhamer.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Apple rumored to be preparing to acquire troubled startup Color Labs
4

According to a report on The Next Web, Apple may be preparing to acquire Color Labs, whose photo-sharing app 'Color' debuted in spring last year. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012
dpreview: PQI Air Wi-Fi MicroSD to SD adapter reviewed by DCWatch
0

From DPReview: A look at a review of the PQI Air Wi-Fi Micro-SD to SD adapter from DCWatch.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
WSJ: Complex iPhone 5 design behind shortage
1

Could iPhone 5 supply shortages be blamed on complicated design?  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Quick Review: Snapjoy iOS app puts all your images in the palm of your hand
2

Online photo storage service Snapjoy's new app lets you access your entire photo library from your mobile device.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hipstamatic Paks a punch with add-ons
3

HipstaPaks refresh your Hipstamatic fun.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Simple Photo Tips: Silhouettes at sunset
0

Shooting at sunset can be a challenge for any camera's metering system. Take some control over exposure for more dramatic results.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mobile accessory review: HDHat iHat4
0

The iHat4 is a wideangle adapter for the Apple iPhone 4/4S which doubles the angle of view of the camera.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tablet news: Apple sends iPad mini event invites, Microsoft Surface goes on sale
0

Apple says it has "a little more to show" at an Oct. 23 announcement event, while Microsoft starts pre-orders for the Surface.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Quick Review: Show off your Instagram photos with Flipagram
0

Flipagram makes video slideshows from Instagram simple.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Don't miss download: GoPro app available for free for iOS
0

Control your GoPro camera remotely with free app for iOS (coming soon for Android).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Google+ houses healthy community for photographers
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FEATURED

Google+ is the home of one of the web's most vibrant photographic communities, include mobilographers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
App review: ProCamera for iOS
3

ProCamera has been garnering rave reviews for awhile --- but, does it stand up to the hype? Our reviewer gives it a go.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mashable takes a look at the rise of the smartphone
0

An entertaining look at how cell phones got smart.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Mobile accessory review: iPro Lens System
1

The iPro Lens System is being marketed as a high-quality lens system for serious photographers shooting with the iPhone 4/4S. We put it to the test.

Monday, October 15, 2012
A one-track mind: Themed Instagram feeds showcase focused creativity
2
FEATURED

Some Instagramers focus their feed on just one thing at a time.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Video: Richard Koci Hernandez on the dynamic art of photography
0

A mobile photographer offers insight into this exciting time in photography.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Quick Review: Mirrorgram is fun with reflections
1

New app is fun gimmick.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Photo sharing made easy: Two new options
1

Tumblr and Dropbox offer simple photo sharing solutions.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Quick Review: Duelpic app pits Instagramer against Instagramer
0

Duelpic for the iPhone could be your latest guilty pleasure.

 
Friday, October 12, 2012
Apple's iPad mini slated for Oct. 23 announce, reports say
3

AllThingsD reports an Oct. 23rd reveal date for Apple's shrunken iPad.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Connect with us to win $5,000 through our photo contest
3

Show us what "connect" means to you for a shot at our $5,000 grand prize.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Mobile Photography Awards seek entries
5
FEATURED

Top prize is $3,000 for this year's Mobile Photography Awards.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
App Roundup: Panorama apps for the iPhone
3

How does the new iOS 6 panorama feature measures up against popular third-party panorama apps?

Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's official: Galaxy S III mini
3

Samsung shrinks the Galaxy S III to mini size.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Pilgramers’ journey explores community connection behind Instagram
1

The "Pilgramers" set out to discover the people behind the posts by getting personal with Instagram users. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mini Galaxy S III reportedly coming to Germany
0

Samsung confirms a 'mini' version of the popular Galaxy S III will be announced tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
What is mobile photography, and why are we still asking that question?
11

Mobile photographer Anton Kawasaki looks for answers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6 tips for printing from your smartphone
11

With a few tricks, you can get great quality prints from your smartphone. Here's how.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
DxOMark Mobile will help power Connect reviews
4

DxO Labs has officially announced 'DxOMark Mobile' - its assessment of mobile phone image quality we're using here on Connect as part of our comprehensive cell phone reviews, such as the Apple iPhone 5 Review we published today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The iPad Workflow
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Since the launch of the original iPad, Apple's tablet has held great appeal for photographers as a way to show off their work on a sleek, portable device. Yet, with the release of the third generation iPad and its high-resolution, wide gamut Retina display, the iPad can play an important role in the production workflow of any photographer.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Welcome to Connect
35

There's never been a better time to introduce Connect. Read on to find out why we're doing this, and why now ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Apple iPhone 5 Camera Review
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FEATURED

The iPhone 5, Apple's latest model, brings a larger screen, faster processor and redesigned camera compared to its predecessor. Read our full review to find out how its camera performs.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tablets for photographers: Best options for on-the-go workflow
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When you’re in the field, whether shooting on location or just meeting with your next client, gear that’s powerful and portable is a must. This is where tablets come in to make a photographer’s job easier. Our reviewer looks at five of the top of the line tablets.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Cameras get 'smart' to stay competitive
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How are camera makers working to match the convenience, flexibility and connectivity of smartphones?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Nokia 808 PureView Review
27
FEATURED

The Nokia 808 PureView made headlines for its maximum resolution of 38MP. So what's behind the big numbers? Read our in-depth review to find out.

 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Apple acknowledges iPhone 5 lens flare
2

Apple offers solutions to purple flare on the iPhone 5: move.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Note II coming to T-Mobile
0

Samsung's 'phablet' is coming to T-Mobile.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7 tips for taking your phone camera into the ocean
11
FEATURED

Here’s an off-the-wall idea for you: Take your phone into the ocean. Allan Hoffman shows you how.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
App Review: Photogene for iPad
1

Photogene will appeal to users looking to approximate the flexibility of a full-fledged desktop photo editor on a tablet. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mobile photographers share iPhone 5 first impressions
2
FEATURED

What do mobile photographers think about the new iPhone 5? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tap into Mobile Photography: Matt Coch explains his Brooklyn Theory
0
FEATURED

New York-based photographer Matt Coch shoots and shares his own brand of NYC street photography every single day. We caught up with him recently to take a look at his work. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A 'healthy' Hipstamatic releases app update, and more
4

Hipstamatic have a new app update out, and confirms major efforts still under way.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Photojournalist Dan Chung reflects on shooting the Olympics with an iPhone
0

Photojournalist Dan Chung used his iPhone to capture images of the 2012 Olympics. We find out: was the iPhone's performance medal worthy? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Software Technique: Mike Hill takes us through 9 steps to spooky...
2

Getting this spooky shot involved more than just turning up and tripping the shutter. In this article, mobile photographer Mike Hill explains how he created this image with his iPhone 4S, taking us through his editing process in 9 steps. It took Mike seven apps and a lot of time to achieve this spooky, glowing look. Are you ready? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Simple Photo Tips: Creative projects
0

Stuck in a rut? Feeling uninspired by your pictures? Try a short-term photo assignment that can get your creative juices flowing again.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mobile photography: A new genre raises questions
6

Photographer Star Rush examines the art of mobile photography. What questions has this new genre raised, and what answers do we have so far? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Leaving my DSLR at home: An iPhone experiment
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FEATURED

An iPhone, a second honeymoon and photography: Can they mix? Dean Holland tries two weeks in Vietnam shooting just with an iPhone. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mobile accessory review: Olloclip lens adapters for iPhone 4/4S
0

If you’re looking for a versatile iPhone 4/4S lens system that’s convenient to carry and use, you won’t find a better-designed device than the Olloclip. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Mobile accessory review: Easy-Macro
1

If you love macro photography and the simple things in life, Easy-Macro is the rubber band for you. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A guide to iOS
0

Our guide to iOS, Apple's mobile operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Monday, October 1, 2012
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