Sony QX Lens-Style Compact Cameras: Creative Photography for Mobile Devices

Merging the creative capabilities and image quality of a premium compact camera with the connectivity of a smartphone, Sony’s two “lens-style” QX series cameras are designed to bring “new levels of fun and creativity to the mobile photography experience.”   The Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 utilize Wi-Fi connectivity to transform a connected smartphone into a more »

SmugMug for Android: Upload, Manage and Browse

Due to the popularity of the SmugFolio app, widely viewed as the best Android app on the market for SmugMug users to upload, manage and browse SmugMug on the go, SmugMug acquired the third-party app and hired its developer, Brian Wood . Relaunched as SmugMug for Android, the app now includes the ability to browse SmugMug more »

To Smartphone or Not to Smartphone

More and more photos are taken with smartphones every year, so how can you make your smartphone work best for all your shooting needs… well you sort of can’t, but you can get some amazing photos from your smartphone that will help document your life in a way that was impossible before. Your camera will more »

Best Photo Apps

Camera Awesome (iOS) The wildly popular Camera Awesome replacement camera app, by SmugMug, has a low cost of entry into phoneography—it’s free. In addition to a host of composition, filter and editing functions, Camera Awesome does video, including a sort-of time machine; it captures five seconds worth of action before shooters actually start video recording. more »

Best Smartphone Cameras

Apple iPhone 5 From the company that started the smartphone craze and phoneography, the iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel imager is widely regarded as one of the best available in a smartphone. It boasts a redesigned five-element f/2.4 lens, a backside-illuminated sensor that’s protected by a sapphire lens crystal cover, and the Apple-designed A6 processor that Apple more »

cooltopia Adds Pro-Level Apps & Social Network Tools for Snappgrip Case/Controller

cooltopia announced hardware integration with pro-level photography apps and social network tools for the Snappgrip, a snap-on camera controller designed to turn smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras with one-handed control. Snappgrip will now work with the 645 Pro and PureShot apps, which provide high-quality image output with a real digital camera feel, and the Eico more »

Tamron Lenses & How-To App for Android and iPhone

Tamron USA Inc. has launched the Tamron Lenses & How-To App for Android and iPhone devices. The app is a handy how-to along with a Tamron product reference guide all on the convenience of your device. This app is useful for photographers who are out in the field shooting and would like a quick tip more »


Why the Nexus 7 is Not a Tablet for Photography Enthusiasts

Google’s 7″ tablet, the Nexus 7, released recently and reviewers have been singing its praises as an extremely powerful Android device for a low cost. I have been using it, and it is one of the best Android experiences out there. But for the photography enthusiast, is this a device worth using? First, the obvious more »

The Olloclip and the iPhone

There is no denying how much the iPhone is changing the face of photography. Heck, all anyone has to do is look on Flickr to see that this device is one of the most popular cameras on their site. Let’s face it, the iPhone travels easily, comes with more apps than any one person will more »

Five iPhone Apps for the Photographer on the Run

I travel…A LOT. Between driving three states away to visit my wife in middle-of-nowhere Iowa to hitting various conferences, my car and I spend a lot of time together. This also means I get to use my iPhone as a tool to help me in my photographic endeavors. Let’s look at five tools I fiercely more »

Tamron MyPhotoExhibits App Review

Tamron’s MyPhotoExhibits (MPE) app for iPad is an innovative way for photographers looking to showcase your favorite images in a unique, free online venue. Unlike traditional static online galleries, Tamron’s SoHo-like MPE interface, available at, allows you to create customizable 3D exhibits with a vibrant interactive experience. The MyPhotoExhibits iPhone and iPad apps  offer more »

Fotor Review: The Unique Features Make The Case For This iPhone App

Fotor is a photography app for iPhone that does a lot of the baiscs: effects, basic editing tools, but its collection of specialty features is what makes this a high quality choice for iPhoneographers. FX and Frame contains dozens of frames and filtered effects for photographs to take advantage of, and should be satisfying for more »