‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew ‘Using iPhone’s Portrait Mode’

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I’m excited to share another How I Did It!™ video tutorial created for TheAppWhisperer! The feedback from our wonderful mobile phone community has been great! If you have a particular topic you’d like me to cover in a future video, please share your suggestions! And thank you Joanne Carter for creating this space for sharing and learning, and for inviting me to be a part of it.

Today’s video tutorial features the Portrait Mode in the iPhone’s native camera app. The Portrait Mode works in combination with the dual lenses on the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, to allow us to create a narrow depth of field that was previously only possible with traditional cameras. A narrow depth of field is a great way to draw the viewer’s eye to our subject, whether the subject is a face, a flower, or other element that we want to isolate and feature.

In this tutorial I demonstrate the use of the Portrait Mode and show how, with the 8 Plus and the X model iPhones, lighting can be selected both when shooting as well as after the shot has been taken.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more to come! Until next time, keep on shooting!

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PolarPro Mobile Filter System

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Like many of you, I came to photography back in 35 mm film days. Nights (with others), in a darkroom gave me immense pleasure. The simplicities of mobile photography are extraordinary and you won’t find a bigger advocate of it because of this. That’s not to say that I don’t excited about accessories though now and again and right now, I will say in my typically British understated way, that from what I’ve seen so far, the Iris – Mobile Filter System by PolarPro and expansion pack, looks quite ingenious.

Compatible with iPhone X, iPhone 7/ Plus, iPhone 6/7/8 and Pixel 2/2XL mobile devices, the Iris Mobile Filter System includes ND8, ND16 and ND32 filters for reducing shutter speed in various lighting conditions. I have not (yet) seen these products physically, but what I have seen by way of their website and the YouTube video (below), they look good.

Go here to find out more and I’ll report new findings when I have further information.

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Mobile Photography – iPhone X Battery Size Larger

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Interestingly enough, news just in, confirms that the battery size of the awaited iPhone X is larger than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X will contain a 2,715mAh battery, the iPhone 8 sports a 1,821mAH and the iPhone 8 Plus a 2,675mAh cell. Random Access Memory (RAM) capacity, which is essentially memory, not to be confused with storage space, is also larger on the iPhone X, it weighs in with 3GB in total, that’s more than the iPhone 8 but is equivalent to the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. All these issues are crucial to mobile photographers, good news.

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New Apple iPhone X or iPhone 8/Plus – Which Should You Buy As An Mobile Photographer?

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Our readership here at TheAppWhisperer.com are predominately preoccupied with smartphones as photographic devices and rightly so. The artists that we represent are some of the very best mobile photographers in the world. So the question on everyone’s mind, after the Apple keynote yesterday, is should I upgrade and which model should I upgrade to? With more choice than ever, this is by no means an easy question, we consider the key points below:

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Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus: A New Generation of iPhone

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Apple today announced a new generation of iPhone: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new iPhone features a new glass and aluminium design in three beautiful colours made out of the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic chip, and is designed for the ultimate augmented reality experience. … Read moreApple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus: A New Generation of iPhone

Apple Special Event – Today

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It is not much longer to wait until we find out, for sure, what Apple has in store for us today. We will be covering the complete press event (as always), on our uber popular Twitter feed @TheAppWhisperer – if you’re not following us already and 25,000 of you are, then please do so, we don’t want you to miss a single thing. With Apple’s online store already down in preparation of this event, excitement continues to build.  Ten whole years of iPhone have lead to this moment where we and many others expect Apple to announce the ‘iPhone 8/plus/X’ complete with OLED display, wireless charging and fail recognition. We are also expecting and hoping to see a new Apple TV with support for 4K video playback, a brand new Apple Watch Series 3 model and more…

This Apple event will be held in the Steve Jobs Theatre (for the first time) in Cupertino, California and at 10 am PT, that’s 1 pm ET and if in London, UK, it’s 6 pm. Most likely, the event will last for approximately two hours.  We can’t wait, stay with us!

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Whispererings… iPhone 8 Rumours Rounded Right Up

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Well, if you’re like me, you’re desperately waiting to upgrade your iPhone to the latest and greatest iPhone 8 and fortunately we do not have too long to wait. So much like our recent post going in greater depth with the RED Hydrogen One smartphone with Marques Brownlee (if you missed that, please go here), we’re calling up Brownlee again to run through all the juicy iPhone 8 rumours, right here, right now. Take a look…

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