If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask. I don’t mind sharing some secrets. I believe we should be collaborating and helping each other out instead of hoarding knowledge just so you can try to keep an edge on your competition.

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  1. Hi!

    Thanks for liking one of my posts earlier πŸ™‚
    I’m now following yours as I love taking photos with my iPhone as well.


      • Thanks David πŸ™‚

        I was looking through your posts and I love the photos there. They’re great! I love the composition and the color. Will be reading your post entries to see if I can learn some new stuff about taking photos from iPhone (I bet I will).

        Again, thanks for dropping by and I’m definitely happy that I could discover yours as well.

  2. Hey, I’m looking at getting either Snapseed or iPhoto to edit images on my iPhone4. Which is better? Currently I use Camera+ to capture and edit photos. Thanks for the input!


    • I actually haven’t used iPhoto yet. It looks cool to me, but the bad reviews in the app store and the fact that its over 100mb made me pass. I’d wait for an update before considering it. Snapseed is a very good app that I use on probably 98% of my images. Plus its only 1/4 the size of iPhoto.

      • Thanks David. I was thinking Snapseed but saw that iPhoto came out not long ago. I’m going to go with Snapseed.

  3. The shot of the cactus from your iPhone is just awesome. I’m so glad to have these tips, as I love to shoot with my iPhone, but my pics don’t come out like yours! Thanks for sharing your secrets.

  4. Using Snapseed in iPhone 5. Cant seem to figure out how to pop a color on a black and white image. Any advice?

    • If you’re trying to go for a selective color effect, where all but one color is desaturated, theres no easy way to do that in Snapseed. It may be worth a try to suggest they add it as a feature.

      After making it a black and white image, you can go to tune image and adjust the white balance to add a tint to the whole image. Thats probably not what you’re looking for though.

      You might want to try Photo Splash (free) or Color Splash (.99)

    • Thank you so much and congrats on the award yourself :). It’s always great to inspire other people by doing something you love. Sometimes I forget that anyone even reads this thing haha.

  5. I just downloaded your app but all I get is a Red X when I click on Get Photo. Nothing seems to work, ?? Using iPhone 5

  6. ¬¬Hello,

    I wanted to reach out to you to let you know about our new app, Fotomojo.

    Fotomojo is a free iPhone app that allows professional and novice phoneographers the chance to participate in unique photo challenges and get the chance to win cash & prizes.

    To enter, participants simply follow the challenge rules and snap photos within the guidelines. Users then vote on the photo submissions and the winners are determined based on the number of votes they receive. The three submissions with the most votes win!

    I thought Fotomojo would be a great app for your user base and I wanted to see if you would be willing to write a review about Fotomojo on your site.

    Please let us know if you need any additional information or have other suggestions on how we can work together.

    Thanks in advance for your time!

    – Ben

  7. re VividHDR, I agree with your thoughts on the results. Wonder, however, if there is a way to save the image with one of the presets but still be able to change later on. I checked the site and can’t find if that’s possible and sometime ago I thought you could do that if you saved the HDR image in natural. Thanks.

    • Hi Julie. I just checked and it doesn’t look like that’s possible in the latest version. I think I vaguely remember being able to change filters in the in app camera roll before, but you can’t now. I could be remembering wrong though.

      If you email the developer, you can suggest they add that feature.

  8. David, thanks. I feel better that I do remember originally that you could maintain that option in VividHDR. It remains an exceptionally good app.

  9. I am the marketing VP for Techxar, a hot new brand in the mobile photography market. We are doing an active program to work with the iPhoneographer community. I have a few ideas, such as product sponsorship, reviews, or taking experimental shots with our products. But I would also like to hear your ideas as well. Please take a look at our website

    Look forward to hearing from you. Tom

  10. You are amazing !
    you gave me lots of inspiratual thoughts to be done , with the photos I am taking in Syria …

    wanted to ask …
    give the best camera to you … from the above
    Canon 5d mark iii , Canon 1D mark iiii , Nikon D800 , Nikon D7100 ?

    • Thank you :).

      I’m not a Canon shooter and haven’t used either of those models before. I have used the D800 and it is a very good professional camera, but I would take a D750 over all of the models you listed. I know some professional Canon landscape photographers that are switching to Nikon for the D810 or D750 because of the features, and the dynamic range of the sensors.

      The D7100 is a very good camera for an enthusiast, or hobbyist, but the D7200 should be coming soon, and will be a good update to that model.

      If you’re looking to buy one, I would say it depends on what you shoot, and how much you want to spend.

  11. David ,
    Recently purchased an iphone 6 and am surprised by its camera capabilities.
    I am interested in using some of its capabilities that require some type of fixed stationary location such as time lapse. Have you found any convenient lightweight device that may be useful to attach the camera to a fixed object for such use? Thanks for your help

    • Hi Jim. It sounds like you want a case that attaches to a tripod, correct? I haven’t used a lot of cases, but my iPro case can connect to my tripod. It also works with their lenses.

  12. Love this! I work with iPhone all the time, snapseed. Recently my photo stream stopped working, it won’t share back to iPad (for easier editing!) or into my PC. I’ve tried turning phot stream off on both then on and that doesn’t work either. I think it is an upgrade issue. It worked fine, then got full so I deleted the storage so I could start over (after saving it, of course!). No go. So I’m stuck editing it in my iPhone 4, which I love, but the iPad would make editing a lot easier!

    Anyway, I love this blog! A hearty THANK YOU!

    • Well thank you very much. Sadly, I don’t have an iPad, so I can’t help you out with your issue. All I can think of is trying to google the issue and see if anyone has posted a solution.

      • Thank you for responding. So far, no such luck. Eventually I’ll stumble across it. I’m sure it’s a setting on the phone, nothing has worked so far.

  13. Hey David, I wanted to write you directly and not make it seem like I’m spamming your message board (god I hope you don’t think I’m spamming your message board! hahaha), but I couldn’t find an email address for you. Anyways, just to keep it short, I recently started a Kickstarter project for an iPhone Photo Printer that makes your real photos come to life in your hands with Augmented Reality. I’m looking for great photographers and bloggers to do some work with and partner together. Here’s our Kickstarter page, please let me know if you’re interested in working together and we can discuss more in detail πŸ™‚

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