Category Archives: software

Stockimo – or how to sell your iPhone photos

What do you do with your mobile images apart from uploading them to Instagram or Facebook? If you take more than selfies, sunrises and food porn shots, check out Stockimo. Backed by Alamy, Stockimo has been created exclusively with mobile shooters (iPhone only for now) in mind. Their strapline – “Cash […]

Adobe Lightroom 5 – five favourite video tutorials

Despite the recent controversy regarding its move to Creative Cloud (and CC’s pricing model), Adobe still produces a fantastic, stand-alone piece of software for photographers, called Lightroom. It’s also part of the Creative Cloud, which is subscription-based, but the standalone-product is more than sufficient for most photographers and also – […]

Heeeeeeeere’s FLICKR!

In a way I feel like posting this now is a bit pointless as it’s probably been discussed a million times everywhere.  And perhaps your conclusions are similar. But here it is. Flickr is likely to become cool again. There, I said it. OK, it’s clearly been helped by the […]

Quick tip: how to log in to the (new) Flickr app for iPhone

Something incredible happened last night. Flickr surprised everyone by upgrading its iPhone app. Not *just* updating – upgrading. Revamping. Relaunching as something completely new – and in fact, usable. Yay. That’s when – and if – you can log in. If, like me, you were forcibly logged out during the […]

Testing image size

Need to use mobile WordPress more, but I have no idea how big mobile images are when published. Let’s see if this breaks the page.   UPDATE: No, it hasn’t broken the page. Yay! I just need to work out how to centre the image while publishing via a mobile […]

The Telegraph’s picture galleries app for iPad

Another major British newspaper – after The Guardian – is attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Apple’s iPad and the general hunger for good quality photography, including news photography. The Daily Telegraph – which some time ago launched its paid-for iPad edition – has launched its Telegraph Pictures for […]

Two new(ish) Instagram features I like

I say new(ish) as one of them is definitely new, but the other one might have been around for a while and I have only just spotted it. Since its inception Instagram has been adding one feature here one feature there and slowly has become really robust. The latest update […]

DSLR pictures on Instagram. Do they bother you?

UPDATE: Since I originally wrote the post in 2011, I’ve started uploading non-smartphone images as well. Instagram has become much more than just a place for smartphone photography, so the post below is less relevant.   The iPhone, initially derided for its poor camera quality, has undoubtedly convinced many amateur, […]

From Instagram to NCIS: Los Angeles

If you read my previous post about Instagram, you know I’m a convert. It’s a fun app. It offers good value for no money – particularly after the latest update. Now it has also crossed into ‘traditional’ media – television to be more precise. But first, the update. The latest […]

How to protect images online

I remember doing an image search a few months ago and seeing a copy of a picture I own. The image was posted on a site I didn’t recognise, so my first reaction was anger – somebody stole my picture! On closer inspection it turned out it was my friend who posted […]

Time lapse on the iPhone

Judging by the queues outside Apple Stores everywhere yesterday, we should expect a deluge of iPhone 4 HD videos, well, right about now. In the meantime, Phillip Bloom posted an interesting iPhone time lapse video of a Florida sunset. It was shot, rendered and edited using the iTimelapse app. I’m […]

The best photo apps for the iPhone

The best according to me, I hasten to add, as this is a very subjective list of my favourite iPhone photo applications. I know there are hundreds of apps for photographers, but I’ve been using these for months and can pretty much say these are the best in terms of creativity, fun […]

Love the new Spotify

A really smart move by Spotify this morning. The service allowed its users, even those using the free, ad-supported version, to create profiles and share their playlists with friends. Not just one track or album – the entire library. Once you create your profile you can decide which playlists to […]

Hipstamatic will not improve your photography

A recent look at the most populat iPhone photo apps revealed that Apple fans are in fact a very sentimental lot. Hipstamatic rules. iPhone users want their pictures to look more analogue, or retro and less clinical and bland. And as much as I love Hisptamatic – with its choice […]