top iphoneography news, 2015

2015 was a great year for Life In LoFi. The art of iPhoneography has changed considerably since we first started publishing over six years ago. What used to be considered a novelty is now mainstream. From selfies to the cover of Time Magazine, iPhoneography and mobile photography now have a much broader reach than the naysayers would have ever imagined back in 2010.

For me, shooting photos is fun whether they are for capturing faces and memories or for capturing a moment. Writing and publishing LoFi is fun. I think it’s this that keeps us going.

We’ve covered some big stories and reviews. Missed a few, too, but we’re basically a two-person shop. Adding former TUAW writer Mel Martin at the beginning of the year has worked out awesome and has helped to broaden the discussion and the types of stories and apps that LoFi typically covered. Here are the top 10 stories that you read on LoFi in 2015 according to Google Analytics.

LoFi is looking forward to a great 2016. I suspect later this year, we’ll see the iPhone 7 with a new form factor and improved camera. There are always great photo apps being released and/or updated and we’ll stay on top of the big ones. And maybe 2016 is the year Adobe gets its s**t together with its all-over-the-place iOS strategy (we can dream).

May you and yours have a very happy and successful new year.



10. Polaroid App POLAMATIC Updated with All of the Classic Films

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Polamatic classic T600 film

The Polamatic 5 update was released this week. With 9 additional new films and frames, this iPhone Polaroid app is the ultimate tribute to classic instant photography. [Read more]

9. Take Live Photos without a new iPhone

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Want to take Live Photos on your older iPhone, a feature that only appears on the newest iPhones? We have three good work-arounds for you that are free, and you’ll be taking kinda-sorta Live Photos in no time. [Read more]

8. Very Minor Changes for Apple CAMERA in iOS 9

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Photo courtesy of AppleInsider

After iPhone photography was overshadowed by everything including a font in Monday’s WWDC keynote, AppleInsider has shared a very minor change to Camera coming to iOS 9. [Read more]

7. Review: AUTOBRACKET HDR Brings DSLR-type Auto-bracketing to your iPhone

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Mel looks at AutoBracket HDR, an AEB app that takes multiple photos at different exposures and lets you choose the best exposure or merge into one HDR image. [Read more]

6. Adobe LIGHTROOM for iOS now free for all users

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Yes, it’s true. Adobe has made Lightroom for iOS fully functional for all users, and it no longer requires a Creative Cloud subscription, or even an Adobe ID. [Read more]


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