Chase Jarvis on iPhone Photography Advantages

Photographer Chase Jarvis says the best camera is the one that is with you. In the past, you needed a DSLR swinging around your neck to capture all your day-to-day spontaneous photograph ideas, but now an amazing camera fits in your pocket. You have a visual journal that can capture moments and stories that were not possible before.

In this video, Jarvis walks the New York High Line and preaches iPhone photography. He says not to worry about the lower quality parts; the important thing is capturing the moment. He even shows how to create some cool abstract photos and patterns with some creative thinking.

Record HDR Video on Your iPhone 4 with Flare App

We have had the ability to shoot HDR photos since we purchased our iPhone 4s, so it was only a matter of time until we had the same ability for video. The Flare app finally brings this feature into our hands.

Just like HDR photos, you can choose your exposure and focus by tapping, or zoom in through pinching your fingers.

While the app is not flawless — yes it does occasionally suffer from the halo effect like many HDR photo, and it is sometimes difficult to separate exposure and focus — it is still an app in the right direction towards shooting HDR video.

Dot Records 360 Degree Navigable and Panoramic Videos On Your iPhone 4

Dot by Kogeto is another project being funded by strangers on Kickstarter. It is a hardware device that attaches to your iPhone 4 and records 360 degree video. This video is panoramic and fully navigable. It also allows you to share your video on Facebook and Twitter. Although, we’re not quite sure how the navigable part works once it’s off your iPhone, but it’s still a very cool accessory.

Check out their Kickstarter page to make a donation.

Red Pop Takes iPhone Photos With the Click of a Harware Button

Red Pop makes it easy to take great photos with just the simple press of a button. The creator of Red Pop, Brendan Dawes of Beep Industries in Manchester, says there are endless times an amazing photo could have been taken but instead he fumbled to press the button on the screen. While iPhone camera hardware like this has been tried to be created before, it has often failed because of unauthorized API access with Apple.

The project is being funded by strangers on Kickstarter and has already met its goal. But there are still many days left to help fund this project and get some pretty cool rewards in return.

How to Crop iPhone Photos

In this tutorial, learn how to crop iPhone photos without having to purchase an extra app. The steps are simple: open your photo, make sure the image is only showing, and take a screenshot by holding both buttons. The image will then appear in your camera roll.

Video App – SteadyLens – Allows for Video Stabilization

One of the hardest things about recording video on your iPhone is stabilization. Often times your hands are not steady enough to hold the camera still, leaving your videos looking unprofessional. But, SteadyLens uses a complex algorithm to adjust for this shakiness. I recently purchased it and have been very happy with the results. The app works on the iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th gen), and iPad 2.

iPhone Camera Basics: Adjusting Focus

This video gives a basic overview of the iPhone camera. The main thing to get out of this video is learning how to change where the focus is in your photograph. When in camera mode, a small box appears showing you where the camera is focusing. This box typically appears in the center of the screen. Once you press another spot on the screen, the box moves, along with the focus, to the new position. Take a look at the video for more details.