Tags: iPhone, Photography
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Noel Chenier, photographer and instructor, has created apps that are worth checking out providing photography ideas and information. They also allow you to get information on various techniques and types of photography. Along with each type there are several photos and tips to go along with them. You can choose a particular category or have the app randomly select one. He has created apps for use with DSLR cameras as well as one that is designed for those taking pictures with an iPhone.
Below is a link to the free version of the Photography Assignment Generator app.
Closing The Macfoto Life October 6, 2011Posted by macfoto in General.
For all future posts I will return to blogging topics discussed at The Macfoto Life to Dave’s Journey. The existing posts will remain for now.
Update 08/10/2011: The reason I posted this is to make it easier to manage my blogs.
Update 11/12/2012: I reserve the right to restart this blog.
Mobile Bible apps and free NIV available with YouVersion February 14, 2011Posted by macfoto in iOS.
Tags: Android, Bible Software, iOS
One of the things I like to use my iPod Touch for is reading the Bible. There are many apps to choose from with different features. The ones that I use are BibleReader and Accordance. Both of these are offline reading apps. BibleReader is available on a variety of mobile devices and has some excellent features, particularly the navigation to allow quick access to any verse. BibleReader 5 added significant enhancements to give it further capabilities for Bible study. The Accordance iOS app is fairly new and allows access to modules from the Mac program and its powerful search capabilities.
BibleReader iTunes link
Accordance iTunes link
One of the other Bible apps is the YouVersion Bible app allows for both online and offline reading. Right now until March 1, along with Biblica, they are offering the NIV translation free for offline reading on iOS and Android devices.
Youversion iTunes link
Photography apps on my iPod Touch December 29, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, iOS, Photography.
Tags: iPhone, Photography
Following are some of the photography apps that are available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
dSLR Toolkit for Dummies
The dSLR Toolkit is an app that provides plenty of reference material and tools for you to make the most of your digital SLR. Some of the things it includes are:
- information on how to take better pictures
- settings to use for a variety of photography subjects
- glossary related to digital photography
- a place to take notes when you are taking pictures
- a level for your tripod
If you like the section in the dSLR Toolkit section providing information on settings for different photography subjects then you’ll like Photo Tome. This app goes into more detail for the settings covering a wide range of topics from “Aquariums” to “Zoos”. For each subject it provides suggested camera settings, a description of the topic, along with a sample photo. It also provides some tips. A place for your own notes is also provided.
With Impression you can easily add a watermark to your pictures. Simply select a photo from the photos on your iPhone and add text to it. Additional features are available with an in-app purchase.
Bill Atkinson Photocard Lite
Photocard and Photocard Lite are apps that allow you to send an ecard that looks like a postcard. On the front of the card one selects a photo from one of the provided photos or one that is on your iPhone. On the back one selects one of the pictorial stamps, enter the name and address of the person you are emailing it to and your message. Photocard Lite is free with a limited number of supplied pictures and stamps. The full app provides more supplied pictures and also has an option to have your postcards printed and mailed.
Adobe Photoshop Express
One of my favourite apps is Photoshop Express, it is a simple Photoshop program from Adobe for the iPhone. It has functions allowing you to make image adjustments, apply effects and add borders to your pictures. After making changes you can save the pictures or share it with your friends by email or social networks.
ColorSplash is another image manipulation app that has one function and that is to emphasize one area through colour, while leaving the rest grey. When you open a picture in the app the picture will be grey. Using your fingers bring out the areas you want in colour. It is possible to switch back and forth between colouring and turning areas into grey and zooming and moving until you have the picture looking like you want.
View Pages files in Windows November 26, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, Macintosh, Software.
Macworld has a tip if you are ever in a tough spot needing to access an iWork file on Windows and you don’t have iWork at hand to convert it.
Useful tip for adding PDFs to iBooks June 29, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, iOS, Macintosh.
I came across a useful tip. If you would like to add something you are reading on the web onto your iPhone or iPad you can do that by creating a PDF. Mac OS X Hints mentions how you can send a PDF from your browser or other document to iBooks from your print menu on the Mac.
Apple releases Safari 5 June 8, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, Web Design.
Tags: Browsers, CSS, Mac, Safari, Web Design
In addition to the big news of iPhone 4 and iOS 4 Apple also released a new version of Safari. Added to Safari are some of the new HTML5 elements and improved performance. Another addition is an official extensions capability to Safari. One of the most interesting features that has been added to Safari is what Apple calls “Safari Reader”. When Safari finds an article in a webpage and you select “Reader” from the menu Safari will pull the main content into a window, without adds and other items that may distract from reading. This is similar to when sites create a simpler “print” view.
To see some of the HTML5 capabilities in action check the HTML5 web pages Apple posted last week.
APAC Seminar in Oct. 2010 June 7, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, Photography.
Tags: Event, Photography
Information for the annual APAC photography seminar held by the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club is now available. It will be held Oct. 16 & 17, offering many workshops and this year featuring sessions by Bryan F. Peterson.
The APAC seminar is always a good place to learn and meet up with other photographers.
WordPress and Drupal Events May 3, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, Web Design.
Tags: Drupal, Web Design, Wordpress
Several events will be taking place later this year for bloggers and web designers in the BC area. A couple WordPress conferences in the spring and a Drupal conference has been announced for October in Vancouver.
WPtouch for iPhone friendly WordPress site March 16, 2010Posted by macfoto in General, iOS, Web Design.
Tags: CMS, iPhone, Web Design, Wordpress
Do you have a WordPress blog that you want to appear in a mobile friendly way to those with mobile devices such as the iPhone? WPtouch, which is used on wordpress.com blogs, can also be used on self-hosted blogs by installing the plugin. Several options are provided to configure the display of your posts.