photography

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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How to use your Photo Stream as the screen saver on your Apple TV

If you own an iPhone and an Apple TV, it's easy to wirelessly beam your photos to the big screen using AirPlay. You can also use your own Photo Stream photos as your screen saver instead of the stock photos that come on your Apple TV. The best part is that as you take photos, they'll automatically update and you'll always have new and fresh photos for people to see!

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Weekly photo contest: Foodies!

Are you a foodie? Do you take lots of photos of your food and post them on Instagram? Then this photo contest is for you! Keep in mind it'll take more than a photo of your morning breakfast cereal to win this contest. Whoever can make us hungry just by looking at their food porn will snag the win!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, June 10th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Since we're running it for two weeks, we'll also pick two winners! Good luck!

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

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Best camera apps for iPhone: VSCO Cam, ProCamera 7, Camera+, and more!

Need more than the built-in camera on your iPhone? Try these great App Store alternatives!

Looking for the best iPhone apps for taking photos on your iPhone? While some people appreciate that the iPhone's Camera, others want as many manual, fine-grained controls as possible. Whether you want to adjust your white balance and shutter speed all on your own, or you just want an all-in-one camera and photo editing app, you've come to the right place. There are lots of camera replacement apps available in the App Store, but which ones are the absolute best?

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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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Bentley's latest ad was shot with iPhones and assembled on an iPad and it looks amazing

Bentley has released a new ad that touches their cars that you're likely to never be able to afford, but in an interesting twist the entire thing was recorded with a few iPhone 5s handsets and assembled using an iPad Air. Granted, they're using fancy add-on lenses and motorized rigs that you probably don't have. And they got to edit it in the back of a $300,000 Bentley Mulsanne. But otherwise, it's just like the videos you can make with your iPhone and iPad.

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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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