iPhone Camera Apps

This article The Best iPhone Camera Apps of 2021 from the PetaPixel blog details 7 of the best photography apps in the following categories:

  • Professional iPhone Camera App
  • All-in-One iPhone Camera App
  • Free iPhone Camera App
  • iPhone Camera App for Filters
  • iPhone Photo Editing App
  • iPhone Accessory App for Stills and Video
  • iPhone Camera App for Filmmaking

Club member Anne Jones agrees that these are all useful apps but says:

I have looked up each of the apps in the App Store. It’s not a pretty picture. Almost all the reviews are poor, not because of the app itself but because of the ever increasing Subscription model. This is what I have found also. I guess this is why I go less and less to the outside apps. You are either constantly bothered with ads or features won’t work unless you PAY UP!!

Bird Photograpy

Three Babies by Ian Bartlett

On the National Audubon Society’s website there is an article on How to use Lighting and Angles to Take Better Bird Photos

At the end of this article, Audubon states: William H. Majoros has been studying birds and bird behavior for more than 20 years. This article is adapted from his online reference guide, Secrets of Digital Bird Photography: Tools and Techniques.

Peter von Moos
KSCCC Member

Links from March 5th Meeting

In Manfred’s presentation he mentioned this paper on Evaluating the Rule of Thirds in Photographs and Paintings.

Sue Carey sent along this excerpt from Freeman Patterson’s newsletter:

I’d also like to draw your attention to www.earthisourwitness.com, produced by Parimal Deshpande and hosted by him and the internationally-renowned photographer, Art Wolfe, both from Seattle. This is a series of stimulating conversations with photographers from around the world, selected by Art and centred on some of their images. The series is a work-in-progress; you can view those already filmed and there are more to come. Don’t miss the compelling conversation with Wade Davis, the Canadian anthropologist and photographer, who was explorer-in-residence at National Geographic for several years. (My conversation on SYMBOLS and MEANING will be recorded March 2. View live on http://www.facebook.com/earthisourwitness, on http://www.instagram.com/earthisourwitness, and live or for up to a year on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EARTHISOURWITNESS.)

Software for Making Slideshows

The following is a list of software and instructional videos that members could use to make slideshows.  This list is by no means exhaustive. Note: You should always have updated virus protection before installing any software.

For instructions on sending in a slideshow refer to our website menu Pictures/Make a Slideshow.

Photoshop Elements by Adobe. There is also a link at the top of the page to download the trial version before purchasing the software.

Photoshop Elements 2020 Tutorial Creating a Slideshow Adobe Training by TeachUComp


Power Director 365 for Windows or Power Director 365 for Mac by Cyberlink

Manually Create a Slideshow from Photos by Sharper Turtle

IrfanView for Windows free software

Create a Slideshow with IrfanView by Butterscotchcom

Splice free software

Splice App Tutorial by Katie Kotynski

Animoto free software for the basic version.

How to Make an Animoto Slideshow by Jared Platt

Make Slideshows using Apple Products

The following is a list of instructional videos that may help you to make slideshows using Apple products.

Older versions of MacOS

iMovie Slideshow by Simply Mac Apple Premier Partner

Newer versions of MacOS

Make a Slideshow with iMovie 10 by John Whitehead Images
Create a Slideshow in iMovie by Scott Panfil. Quick and Easy

Keynote free software for MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later.

Create Beautiful Photo Slideshows in Keynote by macmostvideo.
Complete Beginner’s Guide to Apple Keynote (2020)



Ross Laing on Buying Used Gear

You can review an abridged version of Ross Laing’s excellent presentation on buying used photography equipment here.

Here are the links he included at the end of his presentation:

Used Equipment Camera Retailers:
Henrys
Vistek
Adorama
B&H Photo
KEH Camera
MBP

Brand Specific Marketplaces (using Pentax examples):
Pentax Forums
Pentax User

Local and online sellers:
Amazon
Camerama, Toronto
[Edward Village Hotel, 185 Yorkland Bl., Toronto. hours are 9:30-2:30. Admission is $7 (Students $5). Lots of free parking. For more
info email here ]
Camera Traders (Victoria, B.C.)
Camera Trading Company (Ottawa)
ebay
Etsy Cameras
kijiji
maxsold

Equipment Reviews:
Digital Photography Review

You Tube:

Royalty Free Music

If you’re going to publish your slideshows online on where they’re publicly accessible you have to use royalty free or copyright free music, otherwise you may be liable for copyright violation.

Catherine Easton has been doing our camera club slideshows and since COVID they’ve been posted to the club’s YouTube channel. When asked where she was finding the music, she said:


I did a google search on the subject of Royalty Free and Copyright Free music — and lots of sites come up.  These are two that I’ve explored and downloaded some tracks:  

  • Mixkitwhich, in addition to free music, provides stock video clips, sound effects, and video templates
  • Bensoundwhich provides hundreds of royalty free songs in categories including acoustic, folk, cinematic, corporate, pop, electronica, urban, groove, jazz. rock, and world.

You have to be prepared to spend an hour or two researching the various pieces of music — there is a reason why some of it hasn’t made the “top 100 list”.    However,  I’ve managed to get a collection of a dozen or so pieces that should keep me going for the 2020/2021 season of slide shows.

Catherine Easton