Review: Fotr Camera App (Apple iPhone)


The idea behind the Fotr app isn’t really a new one; but it’s one of the latest options out there that takes the conveniences of digital photography and tries to apply film-analog ideas to it. No, we’re not talking about vintage looking filters, we’re talking about taking your images and not being able to see them until after a development process has taken place. That’s part of the excitement of film–and as I type this article up I’ve got at least seven rolls on my desk that I need to take to Lomography for developing.

Fotr has loads of potential, but I need to be completely honest here: this app is hands down the biggest waste of money that I’ve spent this year.

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Lightroom for iOS Now Supports DNG RAW for iPhone 7 Plus’s Portrait Mode


If you’re an iPhone 7 Plus owner, then you got a really great treat today from Adobe. Today, the company announced that they will now offer more support for the iPhone 7. Specifically though, they’re saying that they now support the iPhone 7 Plus dual lens camera. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, you should know that what happens is the phone uses a slightly longer than normal lens and the wide angle lens to create simulated bokeh. It’s not bad to be honest; but the cooler thing is that you now can do it and create DNG RAW files when you use Adobe Lightroom for iOS.

Go give it a try!

First Impressions: Lumu Power Light Meter


Last year, Lumu launched a Kickstarter for a brand new Light meter for the iPhone that would be able to meter color, ambient light, and flash output. For anyone that uses a light meter of any sort, this sounds wonderful (sans being able to trigger a monolight via the meter). At Photokina 2016, I finally got the chance to see their unicorn product: the Lumu Power. The company claims that it will be delivered this November, and that they’ve had a number of holdups along the way. Sure, they’re late on delivering their Kickstarter promises, but they’re now ready to get it out to the public.

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The Best Point and Shoot Cameras of 2016 for Street Photography

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Fact: you probably shouldn’t be carrying around an interchangeable lens camera to shoot street photography. Truthfully, you don’t really need to. What street photographers need to capture candid slices of life are small, inconspicuous cameras. Surely, a photographer can use a big camera and not be caught–but it’s tough to argue that smaller and more low profile cameras don’t naturally get away with more. Further, you don’t often need more than a single lens.

Want to get out there and document the human condition? Check out these fan favorite cameras.

Editor’s Note: when talking about street photography, we’re also including the genre of urban geometry.

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Review: LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB Hard Drive

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There are certain products that I believe can’t be reviewed properly in a month, and the LaCie Rugged Raid Thunderbolt 4TB drive is one of them. Sometimes drives fail after a while, sometimes they start to slow down, and sometimes they can really put a damper on the needs of a photographer. For years though, LaCie drives have been very popular with many photographers and they continue to be. Considering that many of us are Apple users too, you’ve got access to something as awesome as Thunderbolt. LaCie’s Rugged RAID Thunderbolt 4TB hard drive has been around for a while, and if you’re a power user and use a Mac, you’ll want to grab this one.

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