Don't you hate that you normally have to choose between photographing and videoing something - eg the family singing happy birthday or a baby taking first steps?
Well, did you know that you can take photos while you are videoing on your iPhone or iPad?
Here is a handy hint recorded a while back, showing you how easy this is to do.
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Newer iPhones have a great Camera feature called HDR - High Dynamic Range - which can really enhance your photos in certain difficult lighting situations. This setting will result in three photos being taken - over, under and normally exposed photos - and these three photos being combined to produce an enhanced version of the photo.
However, a client who uses this feature of the Camera app asked iTandCoffee last week why there seems to be two copies of any photos that is taken when HDR is turned on.
This is a setting of the Camera app which can be adjusted from Settings -> Photos & Camera.
At the very bottom of the options available here is the 'Keep Normal Photo' option.
Just turn this to Off (not green) and your Camera app will then only keep the enhanced photo (with HDR), and not the 'normal' photo taken without HDR.
Here's a good article that gives you more information about HDR and how to use it:
How To Use iPhone Camera HDR For Stunning iPhone Photos
The second class of the 'Introduction to the iPad and iPhone' series of classes was run last Thursday and covered how to take great photos and videos using your i-Device, and then how to view and manage these photos.
The slideshows of the two presentations from this class are now available for viewing by all iTandCoffee Club Members.
Have you discovered this great new set of options for iTandCoffee Club Members?
You will find 3 slideshows are now available from the Introduction to the iPad and iPhone class series - great for those who want to see what is covered in iTandCoffee classes without coming to a class!
They won't' be there forever, so make sure you check them out soon.
See the image below for details of where to find these options, or select one of the following links.
When I travel, my iPhone 6 Plus is my camera - I don't even bother to take a separate digital camera. The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus takes amazing photos.
The Photos App on my iPhone (and iPad) provides some great options for viewing my photos. I can organise them into albums, or use the Photo Library view that allows me to see the photos grouped into Years, Collections and Moments.
But the feature that I think is my favourite in the Photos app (especially when looking at the photos of a trip) is that which allows me to view on a map the photos that I have taken - even allowing me to zoom in and out to see more or less details of the map and the various locations at which I have taken photos.
This provides a wonderful travel log of holiday snaps.
By viewing the photos taken for a particular 'Moment', you can see all the places that you visited on the particular day that the 'Moment' represents.
For example, here is my Photos app screen of a 'Moment' in Rome and the locations that were visited on that day.
If I want to see more detail of where photos were taken, I can 'zoom in' and see the the map in more detail and the photos that go with each of those locations.
To view the photos taken at a particular location (regardless of how far you have zoomed in or out on the map), just tap on the photo thumbnail to view larger thumbnails of the set of photos for that location.
Then, tap on any of the photos you see to then view the photos in full screen view, swiping through them the see the in all their glory.
As you view each photo, you will also see the location of the photo shown at the top of the screen - just in case you forgot where you were at that particular point in time!
But where do you find this feature in the Photos App?
So, how do you get to view your photos in this way? And how do you ensure that you can always see the location at which your photos were taken?
These topics are covered in the handy hint How to see your iPad and iPhone photos presented on a map, which is available to iTandCoffee members to view at any time.
Non-members will have to wait until a future newsletter to find out more about this great feature.
Or, why not Join The Club Today so that you see this hint, and other handy hints about great features like this, that are regularly published by iTandCoffee.
More handy hints about Photos and Camera apps
iTandCoffee has lots of other handy hints and articles about photos. Handy Hints are accessible only by iTandCoffee Club members. Blog articles can be accessed by all readers. Here are just some that have been published already.
iTandCoffee's first Handy Hint for 2015 is now available on the iTandCoffee website and will appear in this week's Handy Hint newsletter (due out Friday 9/1/15).
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This handy hint offers a fantastic, simple guide to how to take better photos on your iPad and iPhone - how to avoid those blurred and poorly focussed photos, and how to use some great features that you may not yet have discovered.
Check it out now!
Note. This hint is available to all iTandCoffee readers until Jan 23rd, after which it becomes a 'members-only' resource for iTandCoffee Club members.
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Tadaa SLR is such a great, simple photo editing App, that makes it really really easy to get professional looking photos - just like those you can get with a DSLR camera. The best thing is that it allows you to adjust any photo after you have taken it.
This was another one that I was lucky enough to get for free a little while ago, when it was listed as 'free for a day' in my Apps Gone Free app. Normally, it is $6.49 in the App Store.
Just take a look at the two photos below - one is the original that I took on Sunday, and the other is the version that I have created using Tadaa SLR, where I have decided to only have the Macbook in focus. And it only took a minute to produce this edited version! There are different options for how far to extend the 'blurring effect'. Great!
Click here if you need further details.
I don't normally watch videos like this one that I saw posted by a friend on Facebook today. But, it mentioned smartphone technology, so curiosity got the better of me!
I absolutely LOVE the ideas that it includes - very novel and definitely worth sharing with my sons (in the hope that they haven't thought of these nifty tricks already)!
The makers of this video provide the following ideas for iPhone camera uses and home-made accessories that I can guarantee you won't have thought of:
Watch the video and be inspired!
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