The new iPhone 4s camera boasts an impressive 8 megapixels but how do you take it to the next level and capture some really great photos? Well… there’s an app for that. For outdoor or indoor photos with varying light Pro HDR is hands down a bargain for $1.99. Take a look at these comparison shots below and tell me which one you like best.
Still not convinced? Take a look at some more impressive photos captured using an iPhone 4s and the Pro HDR app.
Check out our article, Exploring Crater Lake National Park for more photos, videos and travel tips.
Take a look a this photo captured with the iPhone 4s near the Oregon Vortex.
Pro HDR does a great job bringing out the natural fall colors that we all love. Travel 250 feet underground as we explore the Oregon Caves and see how the iPhone 4s does in low light conditions.
Want to see more photos? Visit James Wellington’s photostream on Flickr.
- iPhone 4s: Captures Life’s Special Moments (james-wellington.com)
- Weekend sales of iPhone 4S top 4 million, Apple reports (news.consumerreports.org)
On Friday I stood in line to get the newest member of the Apple family, the iPhone 4s. I’ve used the iPhone 3s for the past two years and was really looking forward to the new 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video and Siri (the new personal assistant). My family and I had all sorts of fun Friday, testing all the commands and searching the web for Siri easter eggs.
Test Driving the New iPhone 4s Camera
Sunday we gave the iPhone 4s camera an extensive test-drive. We headed out to explore Salt Creek Falls and Diamond Creek Falls, in the Willamette National Forest. We hiked about four hours and took some great video footage and captured some beautiful pictures.
What Apps Were You Using?
You might be wondering how I did all this from the iPhone without using a computer to edit photos, edit video or any sort of post processing. Here is a list of the Apps used:
- The Native Camera and Video App
- Pro HDR – Takes two pictures at different exposure levels and uses the best parts from each one. The iPhone 4s has HDR but this app takes it to the next level.
- Slow Shutter - Easily control the shutter speed.
- 360Panorama – Great app for easily capturing panoramic pictures. See some examples, Salt Creek Bridge, Diamond Creek Falls, above Salt creek Falls.
- iMovie – Apples simple to use video editor and publisher for the iPhone. Requires iOS 5.
What Can Be Improved?
I’m pretty happy with the results for only editing for about an hour. What would you improve or do different? Do you recommend any apps to make this experience even better? We love comments so let us know…
Siri - Use your voice to control your iPhone. Natural commands turn your phone into a personal assistant.
Dual Core A5 Chip - Two times faster, seven times faster graphics.
Camera - 8-megapixel resolution, f/2.4 aperture.
Video Recording - 1080p HD video
Two antennas - Improved call quality, doubles the maximum data speed and GSM or CDMA support.
Read all the iPhone 4s features on Apple’s website.
iOS 5 and iCloud Available on Wednesday, October 12th
Apples latest operating system and sync solution will be available to consumers on October 12th. The new operating system offers some great new features, including:
Notification Center- All your alerts in one simple list
iMessage – Send text, photos, videos, locations, and contacts via Wi-Fi or 3G
Newsstand – A place to organize or shop for magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
Reminders – The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch get a native to-do app that sync’s using iCloud.
Twitter – Tweet from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps.
Camera Features – Grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, volume-up photo button, and iCloud support.
Photos Features – Rotate, crop, red-eye removal, rotate all from your device.
Safari Features – Reading list and tab browsing!
PC Free – Setup your new device without the need of a PC.
Mail Features – Basic rich text editing to your emails.
Calendar Features – New year view on iPad and week view on iPhone
Wi-Fi Sync – Sync your device over a shared Wi-Fi connection automatically. Plug your device into a power source and your automatic sync begins.
Thank you Steve Jobs, you were a creative genius and a true visionary. What man has been more influential to technology, you have an will continue to inspire many.
- Big mo: In one week, Apple iCloud hits 20M users; 25M use iOS 5 (news.cnet.com)
- Don’t Forget to Configure iCloud on Your PC (Not Just Mac) (pocketnow.com)
- iPhone 4S sales top 4M in first weekend, iCloud gets 20M signups (venturebeat.com)
Blogging isn’t new to me but blogging on my wide variety of interests in one place is. Internet Marketing really has you focused on a niche, a very small piece of the pie. While I like being focused most of the time, I find a need to bring the pieces of the pie together. I find myself juggling being a father, husband, system analyst an internet marketer and a human being on this wonderful but crazy world we live in.
My plan is to tie my interests together in this personal blog that will hopefully serve as a insightful journal to myself and others. From SEO tactics and the latest iPhone iOS updates to hiking and exploring the many Oregon attractions. This blog is dedicated to the things and people I appreciate most.
Today’s Highlights, Challenges and Opportunites
My brother turned
56, I mean 46 today – We celebrated by going to the Outback which is always a treat. It was great having the family come together to celebrate his special day.
JTAG testing was slow going – I’ve been working on a testing procedure for our electronic circuit boards called boundary-scan testing, aka JTAG. It’s been slow going but there looks to be hope at the end of the tunnel. This testing procedure looks to provide The Logical Company with lots of value, we just need to keep our nose to the grind-stone and keep making progress. Looking forward to the web-ex on Friday with XJTAG.
Continued developing the Oregon Attractions website – I’ve taken on a huge project, developing the website www.oregonattractions.org from the ground up. A little more than 200 pages have been added to the site since it’s start in August 24, 2011. I’m managing adding content, site design, article writing and back-linking the site. It’s been a lot of work but I think it’s worth all the effort. I love my wife so much and appreciate her patients and willingness to help on the site. She’s done a great job writing a lot of the attractions pages and the site wouldn’t look the same without her.
Increasing page rank and getting to the first page – Designing a website and adding content is just the beginning to a website. Climbing the google search ladder takes time, know-how and effort… lots of it. I’m looking at the broad and phrase match ranking for my target keywords. Phrase match ranking helps me get a forecast of what to expect for my rankings in the coming weeks or months. The broad match score tells me where I’m at currently. Using both of the metrics I can ensure my rich content and backlink strategy is working. Market Samurai makes my life so much easier with it’s great Rank Tracker utility, thanks guys!