Mar 31, 2011

Ambient Sound: Going Somewhere Else without Going Somewhere Else

There are settings that, when you are in them, you feel better, even more relaxed, no matter what you are doing.  Whether it's a day at the beach, a spring morning with birds singing, or a rainy day, a big part of being immersed in those environments is the sounds you hear.

Mar 29, 2011

HDR After the Fact on iOS

I mentioned in my The Best Camera is the One You Have with You post that the HDR feature on the iPhone 4 produces some pretty good pictures.  But what if you have an earlier model iPhone or an iPod Touch 4G? What if you simply didn't have HDR turned on? What if you used a point-and-shoot camera and only took one shot? Is there a way to get the an HDR-like shot after the fact?

Mar 17, 2011

Embracing Lo-fi Photography

I explained in my previous post, The Best Camera is the One You Have with You, that the iPhone 4 takes pictures that are quite good for being taken with a phone.  I also gave you some tips for taking better pictures with it.  But what if you can't get a good shot due to lighting conditions or what if you have an iPhone 3G or 3GS, which each have only a three-mexapixel camera?  What if you have an iPod Touch with an even lower resolution camera? Can you take good pictures then?

Mar 15, 2011

The Best Camera Is the One You Have With You

I took a week off of blogging due to being on a school field trip with my son to Washington, DC and the historic Virginia cities of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.  During that time, I took a lot of pictures so my next couple of posts will have to do with photography and iOS devices.

Mar 1, 2011

Emergency Document Retrieval

Imagine this scenario: You're out and about when you realize you forgot to email that important document before you left the computer.  Now it's sitting at home on the computer and you are nowhere near home.  What if everything that was on your computer at home was easily accessible on your iPhone or iPad.  You have a couple of good options for this.