photography

4GEE Action Cam lets you livestream your adventures over 4G

Having fun with your GoPro yet? Or if you don’t have one and are looking for an alternative, consider the 4GEE Action Cam because this device doesn’t just capture the action. It also allows you to share life as it happens via streaming. This way, you can share with your family and friends your adventure at the very same moment.

DxOMark outs ratings for HTC One M9, mild improvement from M8

DxOMark is one of the industry leaders in providing hardware ratings for photo imaging and video for mobile devices. Basically, they test the heck out of the device and rate it according standards based on common attributes in cameras – including contrast quality, color capture, autofocus capabilities, texture, noise and artifacts in the images, among others. Their most recent target is the current HTC flagship, the HTC One M9.

LG shows you how to take better photos with its new G4

One of the key highlights of the LG G4 is that you can take great photos with it because of its various features. They have teamed up with photographer Colby Brown, and in the latest video released, he showed us some five easy tips to taking better photographs with your upcoming new smartphone. Although it's really more of a showcase for LG's new flagship and you wouldn't be able to use those tips if you don't have one, it's still pretty informative for those looking at improving their mobile photo skills.

HTC One M9 now supports RAW photo files

The camera of HTC's new flagship, the One M9, may have received some early criticism (or praise, if you hated the one before) for changing it up from the highly-touted Ultrapixel to their current 20MP camera, but it's now bringing a software update that may please serious mobile photography enthusiasts. The smartphone becomes the first mobile device to offer support for RAW files, giving you even more freedom to tweak and edit photos to your heart's content.

Polaroid Zip printer: portable, easy-to-use, useful

The trend for having actual print outs of your mobile photos continues, even as mobile photography hits new heights in terms of quality of smartphones, apps, and accessories. This combination of analog and digital is not a conundrum anymore, and a lot of gadget makers are getting into the game. Polaroid has released several portable photo printers, but this newest one may be the smallest and most handy of them all. The Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer may just be the newest one to attract your attention and wallet.

Camlet Mount gives DSLR a monitor through smartphone/tablet

While a lot of smartphones and tablets have high enough specs that you can take quality pictures and videos, there are times when a DSLR is still your camera of choice. But we've gotten so used to the bigger screen of our mobile devices that the small LCD in the DSLR seems to not be enough. A new Kickstarter project can give you that bigger monitor, without buying expensive screens, but just a portable, simple mount for your smartphone or tablet.

“Filter” your photos through geometrical shapes with Overam

With photo editing and filtering apps a dime a dozen, you need something different and special to stand out from the crowd. Overam seems to have achieved that by offering its users something unique. Instead of the usual vintage, sepia, hipster filters that you can apply to your photos to make them somewhat cooler, with this app you get to use geometrical shapes to enhance your mobile pictures. "Where geometry directs photography," is apparently their philosophy.

Adobe Lightroom update: RAW support, access to microSD

Sometimes, you need to work on your photographs in the RAW. Okay, we don't actually mean photo editing while you're butt naked, but if you're a real photographer, you know we mean the RAW file format, or the yet "unprocessed" shots you take with your camera. The latest update to Adobe Lightroom brings you the ability to work with RAW images, but with a slight caveat, especially if you're using older Android devices.

Prepare to fire up your photos with Olympus Air A01

We've already talked about how mobile photography has grown leaps and bounds the past years, with the introduction of various apps and accessories to help you take professional-looking quality pictures with just your smartphone. Now if what what you're looking for is a great price, portability and ease of use, then you might not want to read the rest of this piece. But if you're looking for something that may be a bit bulky but will give you excellent photo and/or video quality, then take a look at the Olympus Air A01 camera module.

Facebook now lets you make digital scrapbooks of your kid’s pictures

Parents, especially new ones, can always be found sharing photos of their child or children on social networks. Some even give monthly or weekly photo updates to show off how cute their progeny are, especially to relatives or loved ones that are far away and can only see the kids online. But sometimes, the photos are digitally scattered so it's hard to keep track of them. The largest network of them all. Facebook, is now giving you a much more organized way of sharing your children's photos with their new Scrapbook feature.
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