Windows Phone Photography
One of the key features of our Windows Phone is the camera. From the 16mp camera of the HTC Titan II to the optically stabilized Pureview camera on the Nokia Lumia 920, these cameras help us capture the moments of our lives.
Sure it may sound corny but these cameras help capture memories of special events, of your children growing up or of the sights you see as you travel. Here you will find a collection of articles and reviews that focus on our Windows Phone cameras.
Instagram is one of those social services that many people simply can't live without. Sharing photography with friends and family can create magical moments for people, through locations, events and other situations. Now that we've finally got a Windows Phone app available on the store, Instagram has now announced a new feature - Instagram Direct.
A few people complain whenever we talk about apps that aren’t free or apps that don’t include free trials. One of those apps is Diptic, a collage creator that has been available on Android and iOS devices, and just made its way to the Windows Phone Store. If you haven't already downloaded it, now is a good time to check it out because it just turned free!
We’re big fans of SophieLens HD, especially since its major overhaul back in Abu Dhabi. The Windows Phone Lens app applies some really slick filters to your images and also adds nice overlays, like Wikipedia or location info. In that sense, this is way more than just another filter app for Windows Phone.
The last update a few weeks ago included the addition of two new filter packs, some bug fixes and UI adjustments. This week, the app has received another update, and it’s quite significant.
Phototastic is a handy Windows Phone and Windows 8 photography app that focuses on photo collage building. Phototastic also has some nice editing tools to let you make the most of your collage building skills or just give your individual photos a little flair of its own. Once built, the collage can be shared or used as your Windows Phone lockscreen.
The Windows Phone version of Phototastic was recently updated to version 2.9 which adds new frame backgrounds, new stickers that includes photos, and several user interface changes.
Phototag has just been updated with a couple more themes to add information overlay for your photos. Version 1.3 now has a total of six overlay themes: Place, Weather, Food, Baby, Speedometer, and Date+Time. The latest version also brings localization updates, wide tile support, and availability for Windows Phone 7.5 devices.
Phototag is only 2 months old at the Windows Phone Store. We’re following it closely because we’re big fans! It's handy for documenting captured moments on the photo itself and sharing the photo with others. The UI is minimal with bold colors good-looking typography. The swiping gestures also feel like this app is made specifically for Windows Phone.
There’s very little debate that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is capable of taking some fantastic pictures. But would you test that theory on such a memorable event as a wedding? An event where the moment doesn’t always afford you the chance to re-take the picture?
Wedding photographer Joy Marie Smallwood took such a chance at a recent wedding that took place at Capella Pedregal in Cabo, Mexico. The results held true to the Lumia 1020’s reputation.
Nokia has teamed up with the Thomson Reuters Foundation (www.trust.org) to launch a new international photography contest, aimed at empowering women around the world through capturing images. Everyone is encouraged to submit entries that explore women's empowerment in themes such as leadership, courage, passion, and motherhood to name but a few.
Fhotoroom is a very popular Windows Phone and Windows 8 photography app. It combines a healthy photo editor, a decent camera app and a photo-sharing network into a well designed app.
While Fhotoroom is a free app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8, add-on packs are available for in-app purchase with the Windows 8 version that added editing filters and brushes as well as removing the ads in the gallery. The charge was minimal and helped cover the server costs.
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