photography

Do selfies the touch-free way with Snapi

We have to accept the fact that the selfie trend is not going away anytime soon. And you have to admit, every once in a while, you do enjoy snapping a picture of yourself or with your group of friends. Now the trick is to find ways to make it easier and less annoying for yourself and for others. A new photo-taking app called Snapi wants to help you take selfies without the aid of those annoying monopods (okay fine, selfie sticks) or without breaking your arm trying to press the shutter button.

Slingshot adds “Explore” button to discover more creative people

Facebook's stand-alone photo sharing app Slingshot may not be as popular as others of their kind like Snapchat, Instagram (also owned by Facebook of course), or Flickr, but it does have its own following, and these users have been requesting for several additional features to the app. Well, they've deigned to give you one of those you've been asking for and that is to make it easier to discover creative mobile photographers from around the world.

Lenovo VIBE Shot hands-on: smartphone in camera clothing [UPDATE]

If you approach the Lenovo VIBE Shot from the back, you can be forgiven for thinking it's a very slim digital camera instead, with a rear that seems to be designed in landscape orientation. And that's not accidental either. This Lenovo Android device may not boast the Dolby Atmos technology that its MWC 2015 siblings have, but it pretty much makes up for it in one other aspect. As you might have guessed already, the VIBE Shot sells itself as a digital photographer's weapon, flaunting some specs to make camera lover consider the device.

Olympus Air wireless clip-on camera for smartphone has interchangeable lenses

Mobile photography isn't just for selfies and occasional hobbyists anymore, but has taken its place among the "legit" kinds of photography, bringing with it various gadgets, apps, and accessories. Sometimes, your mobile phone's camera needs a little assist to make your photos look even better. The Olympus Air is a lens camera that you can use with your smartphone both physically and wirelessly.

Print your photos through Prynt mobile phone case

A lot of people have been accused of over-sharing their pictures on various social networks. But some of them just really want to share moments, food, even selfies, with their friends. What if there was a way of sharing photos with your friends without having to post it on the Internet? Oh wait, right, that's what we did decades ago when we printed pictures and gave it to our friends. A new Kickstarter project joins the growing number of instant photo printing products in the market, but this time it is an actual phone case.

Camu camera app takes photos (and edits) the way you want to

As people get more and more into mobile photography, chances are they won't always be satisfied with their smartphone's built-in camera features. That is why there are apps out there that give you more choices when it comes to taking pictures and editing them. The newest addition to your options for a camera app is Camu, which claims it can make you "take perfect photos and videos" while having a simple yet useful interface.

Manual Camera brings DSLR experience to your Android phone

There are probably thousands of camera and photography apps available for Android and other mobile platforms but most of them offer automatic controls and filters. Majority of the apps allow easy editing of images with special effects to make them look professional and some artsy. But how many apps allow full control? Just this new Manual Camera from GDSoftware. It's $1.99 complete to give you full manual control of your phone camera. Not bad actually for the real photographers.

Adobe Lightroom now available for Android devices

Mobile photo editors are a dime a plenty, but if it comes from a developer that has made its brand name as a verb meaning you've retouched your photos, then you might want to pay attention to it. Adobe Lightroom is now available for Android, bringing their popular photo editor and its powerful tools to your smartphone. While it is of course a little lesser than its desktop app, it still is a pretty handy tool for mobile photographers as you edit on the go.

Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer: instant printing from your device

As much as we rely on digital storage for our photos these days, there are still some people who would love to have actual photos they can hold in their hands, put in their scrapbooks, tack on their cork boards, etc. But going to a photo printing shop takes a bit more effort and wouldn't you prefer to have your own printing capability? Polaroid, the pioneer in mobile instant photo printing, now has a device that can print those photos stored on your mobile device.

Shift app lets you create your own photo filters combo

There are hundreds perhaps thousands of photo and camera apps out there but most of the filters are already prepared for you. You just need to choose one to make a photo look as if it was taken by a professional photographer. That's the wonder of mobile photography. Point, shoot, and choose a filter for a pro-looking image you could probably submit to NatGeo. Up until today, there's not one app that allows you to make your own photo filter. But here comes the Shift, a new app that lets you create your own set of filters you can save for future use.
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