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Now open for 2017!<p>6th Annual MPA awards $3000 Grand Prize to social documentary photographer Giles Clarke!<p>View the Photos of Grand Prize Winner Giles …

This isn’t the end of printed photos, it’s the golden age

As a society, we now produce more photographs than ever before, and the total number is becoming difficult to fathom. This year, it is estimated that …

Polaroid Photography

HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that's a really good thing

Capturing HDR (high dynamic range) photos using an iPhone or iPad camera isn’t a new feature, but using it in the iPhone 8 Plus is the first time …

iPhoneography

An obsessive photographer's guide to the iPhone 8 Plus camera

It’s not a big shift in hardware, but Apple has done a lot to cure bad photos.<p>We have an abusive relationship with our smartphone cameras. We take them into dark bars, shoot them into blinding backlight at the beach, and refuse to wipe the pocket goo off their lenses. Then we blame the phone when …

iPhoneography

Here's how the new iPhone 8 Plus stacks up against a $9,000 camera

The specs for the new iPhone 8 Plus' camera sound enticing — it's one of the most highly touted improvements on the phone.<p>But when I was given the chance to compare the new iPhone's camera to the $9,000 Hasselblad X1D digital medium-format camera, I couldn't say no.<p>While drawing a comparison …

Cameras

Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera than a real camera

I never thought that it would happen. And then it did.<p>On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must …

iPhoneography

This is How Google Built the Pixel 2’s ‘Best Ever’ Camera

Google’s new Pixel 2 phones boast the best smartphone camera ever tested by DxOMark. In this 9-minute video by Nat and Friends, learn how Google …

Cameras

New video explains how Google built the Pixel 2’s camera

It’s still early days in our coverage of Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While they have some of the best specs out there and fancy new 18:9 OLED displays (well, the Pixel 2 XL does at least), perhaps the most exciting feature on these new phones are their cameras.<p>Both of the new Pixels come …

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Tips and Tools to Take Your Smartphone Photography to New Dimensions

You can’t beat the camera you always have with you. It is now most likely that the images you see on a Facebook feed, Snapchat, or texts were taken …

Why the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will be the phone of choice for photographers in 2017

<b>The latest series of iPhones, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have been revealed by Apple. But why will photographers be swarming to get</b> …

This is what the Apple iPhone X camera means for travel photography

Many travelers, writers and even professional photographers trust in their smartphone cameras for capturing important images that document their …

How to take shockingly rad photos with your smartphone

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Sometimes it's the small stuff that deserves …

Photography

A Close Look at the Quality of iPhone 8 Plus RAW Photos

A few weeks back I ran some tests on the RAW files taken with the latest iPad Pro. Frankly, I was pretty impressed, the quality was indeed …

Tutorials

Inside Apple’s Quest To Transform Photography

How does Apple think about iPhone camera design? Obsessively.<p>This fall, when hundreds of gorgeous, expertly lit portrait shots of friends, relatives, and their pets inevitably begin to dominate your Instagram feed, feel free to thank 17th-century Dutch master painters like Vermeer.<p>It's the day …

Phil Schiller

Apple iPhone 8 Plus reviewed: The best smartphone camera we’ve ever tested

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera system truly worthy of a flagship phone. Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, it features two cameras — a …

iPhoneography

Here’s what HEIF and HEVC are, and why they’ll improve your iPhone with iOS 11

Apple’s iOS 11 is officially here, you will notice several new camera and photo features. But one change you may not be aware of is Apple’s adoption …

iOS

DxO Labs Says iPhone 8 Plus Has Best Smartphone Camera They've Ever Tested

DxO Labs has declared the iPhone 8 Plus has the best smartphone camera it has ever tested in a new in-depth review.<p>iPhone 8 Plus set a new record with an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94, two points higher than its smaller iPhone 8 sibling. iPhone 8 Plus also topped the Google Pixel and HTC U11, …

iPhoneography

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

iOS

Apple's Portrait Lighting mode explained

The iPhone 8 Plus and X are trying to make your snaps look like they were lit by a professional photographer.<p>Last year, Apple released Portrait Mode along with its iPhone 7 Plus, which uses the phone's dual rear cameras to create artistic blurry backgrounds (bokeh) that look like photos taken on a …

Portrait Photography

Common Mobile Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

If there’s one thing photographers of all experience levels agree upon, it can sometimes be tough to create a beautiful photograph with a mobile …

iPhoneography

The iPhone 8's new camera mode needs a lot of work

One of the big new features on the iPhone 8 Plus is Portrait Lighting, a new camera mode that uses the phone's dual-camera system to adjust the lighting around your subject to add different effects.<p>It's an enhancement to last year's Portrait photo mode, which was designed to bring the iPhone's …

Portrait Photography

Moment says lenses work with newest iPhones

Moment, considered by many mobile photographers to be the leading maker of smartphone lenses, are taking orders for cases that will fit the new iPhones.<p>Tests show the stable of Moment lenses and the Photo Case work with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Moment founder Marc Barros said.<p>Moment is currently …

iPhone 8 Plus camera gets closer to DSLR quality

The iPhone 8 Plus camera delivers better portraits and colors compared with the iPhone 7 Plus thanks to a new sensor and a Portrait Lighting feature that adds studio lighting effects. CNET senior photographer James Martin tested out the camera for 72...

Cameras

Huawei advertised the P10 by shooting celebrity portraits at TIFF

Every year, photographers from publications around the world descend upon the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for a chance to catch a …

How do you crown the best smartphone camera? The experts share their secrets

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of us are never without our phones.<p>But how do you know which smartphone has the best …

Phones

2017 smartphone cameras: as good as never before

We are just over halfway through 2017 and it has been an exciting year for photographers so far, with several high-profile camera, lens and …

Darkroom: The Must-Have Photo Editing App for iPhoneographers

iPhone Life’s resident iPhoneographer and Managing Editor Rheanne Taylor has a favorite photo editing app that she uses constantly for her polishing her photos: <b>Darkroom Photo Editor (free)</b>. But it’s not just her—avid photographers will tell you their all-time favorite filter from Darkroom at the …

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DxOMark Smartphone Camera Rating Now Considers Bokeh and Zoom

DxOMark, the popular benchmarking website for sensors and lenses, has updated the way it will rank and score smartphone cameras. It’s introducing …