Stunning HDR, manual exposure & white balance. ProCamera 8 – our most epic update!


With stunning HDR, manual exposure, and white balance controls, ProCamera 8 is our most epic update to date.

We’re very excited to offer you incredible HDR photos in ProCamera 8.  By partnering with vividHDR through an in-app purchase, we’ve developed the fastest, highest quality and most advanced three-shot HDR capture on iOS 8. In fact, the HDR capture is so accurate that it’s even possible to capture moving objects without ghosting.

There are five different HDR styles available, including Natural, Vivid, Dramatic, Black & White, and Faded. All styles are custom made from the three shot combination. These can be preset in the Control Panel or swiped through prior to saving.

The HDR Camera can be found under the Camera Switch icon. You can try the HDR for free or purchase to remove the watermark.

Here are some before-and-after examples to show you the dramatic impact that the new HDR mode has on the overall luminosity and vibrancy of photos.

Dramatic HDR 

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After

Vivid HDR 

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Black and White  HDR 

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With iOS 8 we can now offer real exposure control in ProCamera 8. We’ve done this in two ways.  The first is with a dedicated Exposure Compensation (EV) dial that you can turn on at any time from the viewfinder (top row middle – as shown below).

The new EV dial gives you complete control over the light levels in your photos. We’ve designed it to always be within reach without distracting you from shooting.

The second way you can control exposure is with the dedicated ISO & Shutter mode that you can turn on in the Control Panel. As the name suggests, you now have full manual control over the ISO sensitivity and Shutter Speed on your iPhone. A simple tap on either reading in the top row will activate the corresponding dial below.  The precision dials and readings will help guide your adjustments, you can also tap on the dial to quickly increase or decrease your ISO and Shutter. Both the EV and ISO & Shutter Speed controls work together with our well-loved yellow exposure circle (reticle).

But that’s not all for manual controls. We’ve also added complete color control to the White Balance (WB) function  in the Control Panel.  Tapping on the White Balance icon on the capture screen now opens up a new world of manual color temperature and color tint.   As you can see below, the color temperature dial provides both the Kelvin scale and preset icons found on most digital cameras.

Finally, for the videographers we have included slow motion playback for high-frame rate videos.  You can also adjust the pitch of your audio with one of four new presets.

As with all new iOS releases and updates if you have any suggestions or find a bug then please let us know via the in-app support or email us at support@procamera-app.com.

We can’t wait to see what you create with the new ProCamera 8!  Available on the AppStore now for $3.99.

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ProCamera 7 X EyeEm – Sharing beautiful photos together

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For our latest ProCamera 7 update we have added direct sharing to EyeEm – one of the world’s largest mobile photography communities with millions of members in over 150 countries.

For those that have EyeEm installed you will find the new icon (bottom right) on the Share screen in the Camera Roll or Lightbox. Here’s a quick guide:

Step 1

Select a photo in your Camera Roll/Lightbox and click on the Share icon (bottom-left).

Step 2

Select the EyeEm ‘E’ icon (bottom-right).

Step 3

Clicking the icon will load the photo directly into EyeEm’s edit screen ready for filtering, cropping and tagging.

For those that don’t have EyeEm installed we encourage you to visit EyeEm.com to learn how you can join, discover and even get paid for sharing your photos on their Marketplace.

EyeEm is one of the few photo apps that lets you upload and view photos in different size formats.  It also features a brand new EyeZoom function where you can explore the details of a photo in full screen with a single tap.

To celebrate our collaboration EyeEm is also featuring 20 talented ProCamera X EyeEm photographers on their blog.

Do you share your photos on EyeEm? Share your feed with us below.


ProCamera 7 is available from the Appstore for US$2.99 (30% off) for a limited time.

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New ProCamera HD brings pro photo, video and editing features to iPad!

We are very exicted to announce that ProCamera HD for iPad is now completely re-designed for iOS 7 and full featured advanced editing, video capture, Night Camera, TIFF file format, histogram, capture formats and much more!  We’re celebrating the new release by dropping the price to $0.99 for a short time!

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Here’s a small selection of the new features.

AntiShake stabilizes your shots to get the sharpest photos possible in any situation.

SnapTrigger – you decide where the control bar is located on the screen, this allows you to take photos and videos in your style.

SelfTimer - use the timer to steady your iPad and capture self portraits easily.

RapidFire Burst - Continuously snap photos in full resolution or  even faster in web-quality.

Night Camera – Capture sharp, noise free photos at night!

ProCamera HD is available from the Appstore for US$0.99 for a limited time. 

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ProCamera 7 Spotlight: the art of mobile travel photography with Mia Glastonbury

This week we are featuring two photographers whose beautiful images are featured on our AppStore Screenshots.

The first is Mia Glastonbury, a travel and nature photographer living in Tasmania, Australia.  Mia’s stunning silhouette self portrait (see Q3 below) has been the ProCamera 7 feature screenshot since May, we we’re drawn to the lush natural beauty, sincerity and hopeful nature of the photograph. Mia was kind enough to do an interview with us about her passion for travel photography.

Q. Tell us a little about yourself, where are you based, when did you first start taking pictures?

A. I’m an Indonesian living in beautiful, Tasmania, Australia. I started getting really interested in Mobile Photography when I got the new iPhone 3GS. Firstly I started on Google Plus, then later discovered Instagram and have been sharing my photos online ever since.

Q. Looking at your Instagram feed, you’re doing a lot of travel photography.  Why are you drawn to this field of photography? What makes a good travel photo?

A.  My husband Matt and I first noticed the connection between photo-sharing and tourism when people started to comment on our photos saying they’d booked tickets to where we were. This helped us to understand not only how powerful it was to simply take and share lovely photos of destinations, but how much it impacted people’s decision making when it came to choosing holiday destinations.

Q. Can you tell us about your amazing ProCamera 7 cover shot? Where was it taken?  Is it a self-portrait ? If so, how did you take it?

A. I love taking selfies with an artistic difference, and since the iPhone takes great silhouettes when you meter the light correctly, I’m always trying to capture a beautiful scene with a story. You’ll often find me on Hobart’s eastern beaches with my Joby tripod and iPhone, trying to capture myself expressing something interesting.

Q. Why do you choose to shoot with ProCamera 7 over others iPhone apps?  Does it help with travel photography?

A. I find ProCamera 7 to be very quick and easy to use, especially since it has an inbuilt editor. I’ll often find the separated focus and exposure metering to be a huge advantage over other camera apps, so I’m always playing with these settings to get my photos just right.

Q. Do you have any other tips for people starting out in travel photography? 

A. Travel Photography tips: See your surroundings from a visitors point of view, this way you’ll not only enjoy your own area more, but also find things you wouldn’t normally focus on. I always try to get out in the golden hours of the day to try and capture a softer glow on an area which I think makes everything look so much nicer. I always go exploring different places and look out for interesting and unique perspectives to capture. Knowing my camera’s ability I get to know what lighting and scene will share well before I take my photos too. So, I get to know what will look good and what won’t.

Thank you so much Mia for sharing your insights.  You can find more of Mia’s beautiful photographs on her Instagram feed @miaglastonbury.


ProCamera 7 is available on the AppStore for US $4.99 

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Big news! The Volume Trigger is back in the latest ProCamera 7 update

Our latest ProCamera 7 update sees the return of the Volume Trigger and improvements to the Self-Timer and Torch.  

That’s right, we’re very excited (and relieved) to reintroduce the Volume Trigger for ProCamera 7!  This is great news for all the photographers who use the physical buttons or headphones to fire the shutter.  You can turn on the Volume Trigger by opening the Control Panel>Settings>Volume Buttons>On.

For those of you that are new to shooting with the headphones then this classic video by iconic mobile photographer Koci shows you the art of stealth street photography using this technique (starts at approx 06:55 into the video).

The Self-timer function now allows you to take a series of three photos in a quick burst. Perfect for a series of selfies or group shots.  This feature can be turned on in the Settings under Self-timer where you can set the timer delay, one or three photos, focus lock and blinking LED.

We’ve also added an adjustable intensity slider to the Torch function.  Now when you long press on the flash icon you’re presented with a multi-step slider to adjust the brightness of the continuous Torch light. You can see it on the left hand side of the screen below. We added this feature to give photographers even more control over their lighting at night.

Finally, we have sped up image processing, squashed some bugs and improved the graphics for non-retina displays.


To celebrate the return of the Volume Trigger ProCamera 7 is currently on sale for an incredible US $0.99 (80% off!)

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ProCamera 7 PDF Manual now available for download in Japanese and German

Our ProCamera 7 Manual is now available in German and Japanese.  The customised pdf manual is optimised for iPhone but also works on iPad and desktop.  The Manual is also available directly within the app within the Settings.

Download the manual below.

GERMAN – PROCAMERA USER MANUAL

JAPANESE – PROCAMERA USER MANUAL

ENGLISH – PROCAMERA USER MANUAL

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Taking the perfect picture can happen with an iPhone (Video)

 

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The team from WFSB Eyewitness News have interviewed photographer Julie Stauffer about her iPhone photography classes.  Stauffer shows how the right apps and a few simple tips can help you take high quality photos with the phone.   Her top tips include:

  1. Don’t zoom by using your fingers to stretch the screen.
  2. Don’t use the flash unless it’s really dark and
  3. Realize that the camera app that comes with the iPhone is not the only camera app out there.

Much to our delight Stauffer, for tip 3, recommends photographers use ProCamera 7 and the excellent Vivid HDR. Watch the video to see how Stauffer controls exposure and focus in ProCamera 7. You can also read the full article here.

ProCamera 7 is currently available on the AppStore for US $2.99 (40% off)

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ProCamera 7 Spotlight: Out of this world iAstrophotography with Matt Schwartz

“Blood Moon” lunar eclipse

Our latest ProCamera spotlight is on the iphone astrophotography of Matt Schwartz. Incredibly, Matt shoots stunning photographs of the night sky, stars and moon equipped with only a telescope, iPhone and ProCamera 7.

Matt kindly agreed to talk to us to share his process and how to get started in this fledgling and fascinating field of photography.

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from?

A. My name is Matt Schwartz, and I’m 25 years old. I’m originally from the Indianapolis area, went to college in Nashville, and have lived and worked in San Diego for the past 4 years. By day, I work as a product manager for a medical device company that makes devices for minimally invasive spine surgery. But at night, if the stars are out, I’ve taken up an interest in amateur astronomy and astrophotography.

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Covr Photo Case is the perfect way to get candid street photos with your iPhone

Here at ProCamera we’re always on the look out for products that enable photographers to take better photos with their iPhone.  The new Covr iPhone case does exactly that by helping street shooters remain discreet so they can capture natural, candid street photographs.

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ProCamera spotlight on Tina Rice from Combo Apps blog

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Aeroplanes or Airplanes by Tina Rice

We’re restarting our ProCamera spotlight series today with prolific blogger and photographer Tina Rice.  Tina is the owner of Combo Apps: Mobile Extreme Editing, a fantastic resource for advanced photo app processing techniques and hardware guides.

We talk to Tina about the blog, her photographic styles and why she chooses to use ProCamera 7:

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from, how long have you been shooting and editing on mobile?

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