Wall Street Journal: Is the iPhone the Only Camera You Need?

Posted October 20, 2016
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The smartphone in your pocket could be the only camera you need.  At least that's what Kevin Sintumuang of The Wall Street Journal believes. Paired with the right tools your smartphone camera can achieve great feats in photo and video.  With everything right there on the phone, a great resolution lens, and internet connection, the phone in your pocket is one of the most powerful production and distribution tools ever created.  The phone itself is enough to make great work, but if you want to take your product to the next level, you may want to make sure you have everything you need on the phone before heading out to shoot.

Kevin Sintumuang writes:

1. Download These Essential Camera Apps

Wait, doesn't my iPhone already have a Camera app? Yes. And it's good—the latest one can automatically focus on faces, take crisp HDR shots and be launched quickly from the unlock screen. (Just swipe up.) Why limit yourself to one arrow in your quiver, though? You may have heard of these three Camera replacements before, but they're popular for a reason—out of dozens in the App Store, they're the best.

2. Take the Fun Factor of Your Photos to the Next Level

You could just use this as a Hipstamatic alternative, but it's really all about the photo-centric social network that is Instagram. If you've ever doubted the quality of iPhone photography, browsing the "Popular" shots will change your mind and inspire you to always have your camera at the ready to take more artful pictures of the world, or, you know, your cat. Free, instagram.com

3. Kit Up for Serious Shooting

Forget about snapping a group shot with an outstretched arm and friends cramming their heads next to yours. Use the Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote with its accompanying app and shoot from afar. A detachable stand is included for easy iPhone propping. $35, belkin.com

Here are some more prodcuts that Sintumuang suggests:

Camera +


Camera Awesome



DMD Panorama


Read the full article here.


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