App news: Google+, Olloclip, Oggl, AnalogCamera and more
Google+ for iOS adds photo features
Version 4.4.0 of the Google+ app for iOS offers a plethora of new features for photographers, from an Auto Enhance feature for your photos to the ability to share short animations and panoramas. Download it for free from the App Store to see what else is new.
Olloclip app for iOS corrects lens distortion
A new app from lens makers Olloclip will fix some of the issues caused by the iPhone lens accessory. While the Olloclip is great for gaining a new perspective on iPhone photography, the hardware can also add a bit of unwanted distortion to its macro, wide-angle and fish eye images. The Olloclip app for iOS features a simple interface that will adjusts the perspective of your image via a one-touch slider. It is available for free in the iOS App Store.
Oggl now open to the public
Hipstamatic's more socially-focused app is now open to the public and has a few more features than the invite-only version. Version 1.1 of Oggl allows users to tap and hold to focus and drag to expose — making Oggl stand out above Instagram's limited capture feature. Users can also now double-tap-to-love photos in their feed and add an "artist's statement" in their profiles. A battery drainage issue was also addressed in the update. You can download Oggl for free in the iOS App Store.
Wood Camera developers release Viewmatic
The App Store hitmakers who created Wood Camera are hoping that lightning strikes twice with Viewmatic for iOS. The $0.99 app applies viewfinder, lens and framing effects to photos, allowing users to adjust the intensity of any aspect of the edit. The app's light box saves the photo's edits, allowing users to revisit a photo to re-edit images even after they are exported.
AnalogCamera for iOS now available
Real Mac Software's desktop photo editor Analog now has a mobile counterpart with RealMac Software's AnalogCamera for iOS. The $0.99 app is available in the iOS App Store and features both manual capture tools and Analog-style photo filters.
Windows Phone 8 answer to Instagram renamed
We recently told you about a third-party app that's finally bringing an Instagram experience to Windows Phone 8 users. Called Itsdagram, the free app allows users to register for an Instagram name, post photos, comment, like, follow and even find Facebook friends. But it seems the name landed developer Daniel Gary in some hot water and, faced with removal from the Windows Store, the app will soon be renamed Instance.
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Stanley Greene captured 'brutally honest' photographs in the war zones of the Middle East, Chechnya and Georgia. He was also one of the few African-American photographers working internationally.
Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. Read more
No mic socket? No problem. In this video, Daniel Peters at Photo Gear News shows you how to make a lapel microphone using just a smartphone and a pair of earbuds.
The Carl Zeiss Jena BIOTAR 75mm F1.5 Red T lens is very rare and priced accordingly. It can be yours today for the low, low price of $15,000.
The MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a drone that does not require any human control for recording tracking shots. Read more
In this terrifying video, Iraqi journalist Ammar Alwaely narrowly misses a sniper's bullet, which takes out his chest-mounted GoPro. Warning: strong language. Watch the video
A new report expects action camera growth to increase about 15% by 2021, with Ultra HD cameras driving demand. Read more
Profiles for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom have been released for Irix's ultra-wide 11mm and 15mm primes. Like all profiles, these correct for distortion and vignetting.
An upcoming firmware update from DJI will cripple its drones unless they are 'activated' on the company's website. Live streaming will be turned off and flight radius/altitude will be limited.
Brent from ShareGrid rounds up the 10 most common products filmmakers are renting from one another for productions; chances are good you own one or more of them.
DaVinci Resolve is making strong moves to compete with Premiere and Final Cut Pro, including affordable control panels for colorists. According to Premium Beat, they're really good.
If you are not planning to fly your drone commercially you are not required to register it with the FAA anymore. This decision was handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.
Whether you're syncing a flash, wondering why banding is appearing in your image or getting strange images from your camera's silent shutter mode, the way your shutter works has a role to play. Here's what happens when you press the shutter button. Read more
William Vazquez travels all over the world documenting humanitarian work. He spoke to us about the challenges of his work, the importance of research and why a multitool and duct tape are your best friends in the field. Read more
These ten film cameras stand the test of time. They are easy to find, affordable and capable of excellent results. Read more
Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş uses a drone, 3-D rendering and Photoshop to create mind-bending landscapes.
They're offering tips for composing selfies and converting to black and white.
Whether you're seeking ultra-high resolution, first-rate autofocus or 4K video capture, there are some supremely capable 'semi-pro' cameras available. Find out which models we liked best in our updated semi-pro camera roundup. Read more
With composition specified by the director, drones may one day be able to navigate a movie set on their own.
Canon has made the previous version, 1.1.0 available for download again.
Impossible? Not if you have a fast lens and 5 stops of stabilization.
This 'strictly limited edition' is a refurbished original Polaroid 600 redesigned with a custom two-tone paint job.
Nikon today announced a reorganization of its corporate structure which will see several divisions and business units closed or merged. Read more
High school students from New York got he chance to shoot along with award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv in Morocco.
VentureBeat reports that Monday's Surface Pro announcement will bring evolutionary updates to Microsoft's high-end Windows 10 tablet.
The Japanese Camera Journal Press Club has awarded Olympus three out of its four annual prizes after voting by photographic magazine editors and readers.
The photos are great, but whether drones should have been flying in a couple of these places is debatable.
It's not dead yet! A few years ago several high profile filmmakers convinced Kodak to keep making motion picture film. Now they need more facilities to process it.
We made a vlog about vlogging with the M6 (which we used to make the vlog).