Photography

How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad

Sometimes you're shooting a video with the built-in iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Camera app and you find yourself wanting to take a still photo at the same time. Whether it's an amazing moment amid the action, or just a great composition you want to capture in its won right, there are times when you'll want to have your video and photo too! Luckily, Apple makes it easy to do.

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How to make sure you capture unexpected photos of your kids with your iPhone

The iPhone is the best camera most of us have with us most of the time, and that includes those times when kids do the most amazing, the most outlandish, and the most unexpected things. Making sure you can capture those serendipitous moments as quickly, easily, and beautifully as possible is something Apple has spent a lot of time on. Both the iSight hardware and Camera software are specifically designed to do just that. When it comes to taking great photos of your children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, and family friends, there are several ways to make sure the best camera captures the best photo possible!

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Best photo editing apps for iPhone: Lightroom, Photoshop, Snapseed, and more!

The best iPhone apps that offer advanced editing tools for tweaking and perfecting your photos on the go!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you edit and tweak your photos to perfection while on the go? As the cameras in our iPhones get better and better, so do the editing tools that are available to us on the App Store. From making a photo brighter to adding a blur effect and even spot healing, great photo editing apps are leaving less of a need for traditional desktop editing software. An iPhone paired with some great photo editing apps let you instantly share your photos seconds after you snap them. But what photo editing apps for iPhone are the best of the best?

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5 cool connected camera accessories for your iPhone

Due to its tremendous popularity, the iPhone has no shortage of third-party accessories. In fact, it's got to be the smartphone with the most accessories available out there for pretty much anything one could think of — and then some. This includes several camera accessories to make the best out of the iPhone's already impressive camera, either by mounting it perfectly to get the right angle, or adding an external lens to get DSLR-like results.

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How to take a photo using the volume up button with your iPhone or iPad

Apple makes it easy to take a photo with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad simply by tapping the big, round shutter button right on the screen. If you're trying to take a photo one-handed, however, or even just depending on your position, even that big, round button can be out of reach. Luckily, Apple also lets you activate the shutter and take a picture with the volume up button.

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Weekly photo contest: Clouds!

When shooting a photo outside, we quickly realize how important of a role the sky plays in how our picture turns out. Clouds are a huge part of that landscape and sometimes their presence can make or break a great photo opportunity. That's your task this week! Find a photo that you've taken — or snap a new one — that just wouldn't be the same without clouds in the sky.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, June 17th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winners of our last photo contest! And the winners are...

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Here are the 2014 iPhone Photography Award winners!

The iPhone Photography Awards celebrate excellence in iPhoneography — the best shots taken with the best camera we all have with us. The 2014 winning photographs have been announced, and they include amazing work from Julio Lucas of Florida, Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez of Madrid, and Jill Missner of Connecticut. The winner, Lucas, said of his work:

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Weekly photo contest: Reflections!

Reflections make for a very unique subject in photos. Whether the reflection is in a mirror, water, glass window, or something else, it can add an element to a photo that makes it stand out. Your task this week is to use reflections to your advantage. The win this week will go to the person who can capture an image that just wouldn't be the same unless that reflection was exactly as it was.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, May 27th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is...

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How to take panoramas with your iPhone

Panorama mode on the iPhone Camera lets you capture much wider, much higher megapixel photos than are otherwise possible with the built in iSight lens. By taking a video-like stream of successive frames, the iPhone can literally match and stitch together a single photo greater than the sum of its parts. First introduced with iOS 6 and the iPhone 4, the current version can even make use of Apple's powerful image signal processor (ISP) to dynamically expose the entire image and make it look great from light to dark. Here's how it works!

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Best photo filter apps for iPhone: Snapseed, Litely, Mextures, and more!

The best photo apps for adding filters, creating effects, and making your iPhone photos stand out!

Looking for the best iPhone apps for adding filters and effects to your photos? We all share photos everyday, whether it be with friends and family or the world via a service like Instagram. If you're looking to make the best of a bad shot or make a great shot that much more creative and unique, photo filter and effect apps are what you want. The App Store has plenty of them to choose from, but which ones are the very best?

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