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iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air camera comparison

Whether you love or hate iPad photography, there's no denying that it's a real thing. And in some instances, the iPad is the best camera you have on you at that particular moment. That's why for some people, the camera that's inside it may be a big deal when making a buying decision. The iPad Air 2 got some decent camera upgrades over it's predecessor, the original iPad Air. So that begs the question, if the camera is the most important factor to you, is the iPad Air 2 camera that much better?

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Editor's desk: In defense of iPad photography

When the iPad 2 launched in 2011 with both FaceTime and iSight cameras, it challenged a lot of prejudices and preconceptions, including my own. The image of something the size of an ancient dry plate camera with an accordion up front and a blanket draped over the back leapt to mind, as did tourists in Tommy Bahamas clicking away on iPads as they saw the sights. Part of the problem was the cameras themselves — they were dismal at first and never seemed to catch up to the great cameras shipping with the iPhones. But the rest was pure snobbery.

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How to use the timer in the Camera app for iPhone and iPad

The Camera app in your iPhone or iPad has a timer feature similar to that in standard point and shoot or DSLR cameras. This means that if you've got a tripod or can prop your iPhone against something, you can easily frame a photo and then jump in it yourself, no photographer needed! Simply set the timer and let the Camera app do the rest!

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus camera shootout!

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are almost identical in every single way, with only a few exceptions. While both models got an updated sensor, iPhone 6 Plus also features optical image stabilization, or OIS for short. The iPhone 6 does not feature OIS. So the question becomes, does it really make that big of a difference? And more importantly, should it affect your purchasing decision if you take a lot of photo and video on your iPhone? That's exactly what we're going to find out!

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Photographer shows off the beauty of Iceland with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras

Professional photographer Austin Mann was given the opportunity to put the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus through their paces with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, in Iceland, and came out with some amazing results.

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How to quickly adjust camera exposure on iPhone or iPad

The built-in Camera app lets you not only tap to focus, but also swipe up or down to bias the exposure and make your photos brighter or darker. You might want to do this, for example, to reduce "noise", better capture a fast-moving target, or simply to better match your mood or the mood of the scene. You can bias exposure from -8 to +8, if f-stops, and best of all, it's easy to do!

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Best iPad apps for Instagram: See all your favorites shots, and selfies, on the big screen!

While Instagram may only be officially supported on the iPhone, that doesn't mean it doesn't belong on your iPad too. The larger screen begs to have photos views on it and Instagram is no exception. Luckily, lots of App Store developers have stepped up to fill in the app. Unfortunately some options are not nearly as good as others, so if you're only interested in the best iPad apps for Instagram, follow along for our top recommendations!

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Weekly Photo Contest: Black & white

Photo submission by HankAZ

This week's theme is Black & White! Interpret it as you will, and have some fun with it! It's a pretty broad theme, and lots of room for different perspectives, so take your best shot and maybe you'll be the winner next week!

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday, July 29th 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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Weekly photo contest: Landmarks!

There are thousands, maybe even millions, of landmarks scattered throughout the world. Some of them have historical impact while others are simply amazing feats of engineering. You may pass some of them on a regular basis while others you may visit on travels. That's your task this week, submit an amazing photo of a landmark you personally have seen and find awesome. The photo can be old or new, but it has to have been taken and edited only with an iPhone or iPad.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, July 22nd at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

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

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How to crop photos on your iPhone or iPad

The Photos app on your iPhone and iPad can do all sorts of useful, basic editing, including cropping your pictures. If you've ever taken a great photo only to realize an unsightly object in the background, you already understand the need to be able to crop photos down. Aside from cropping in aspect ratio format, iOS also lets you freely crop however you'd like!

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