Creating and Sharing Live Photos

Live Photos have been part of iOS for a little while.   I have been experimenting with it to see its potential.   I used it last week to take pictures of my daughter at practice.  I was trying to take some action shots.  With Live Photos I was able to catch her in action. It didn’t matter that I didn’t snap the photo at the exact right time.  


In case you are not familiar with Live Photos, they are essentially a 3 second video that pauses in the middle.  I am not sure how that I will be able to use it except to share it on social media with family and friends.   I look forward to see what the future will hold for this feature.   

If you want to know more about this feature be sure to watch my video. 

https://youtu.be/wWVmMp14d_4

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Tap That Returns

I am currently working on new episodes of our web series Tap That.  Tap That is web series of instructional videos to help the viewers with their iOS devices.  This started as me recording videos on my iPhone for my mother. She was a new iOS user and too far away for me to help in person.  

Since the series has been on break for a while.  I plan updating the format a little.  Originally, the videos were only about iOS features and native iOS apps.  The plan is to feature other apps available on iOS , such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Google Photos.  I expect anyone who had smartphone a few years to be able to easily navigate these apps, but what about those users getting their first device.  Don’t you think your aunt and uncle who held on to their flip phone might need your help. Who s going to help them? I am sure you don’t have all Saturday to show them how to change their ringtone and log into Facebook.  Just send them in our direction and we will be happy to help.  And remember keep tapping.

The best camera is the one you have in your hand.

I have heard that the best camera is the one you have in your hand.  I couldn’t agree more after my experience this morning.  I was letting the dogs outside and realized my hibiscus had bloomed.  There was just something about the light at the moment that made be grab my phone and take a couple of pictures.  Image

After looking at my pictures, I decided to get my good camera, put on the 50 mm  and take a few.  This was a little difficult because I was standing on chair that was shaking, and constantly adjusting the composition, settings and the focus ( some manual and some autofocus) while trying to keep the house out of the shot.  

You can take a look at the my 8 best shots from the good camera. There is no such thing as a few pictures with my good camera.    They are good but I believe the iPhone was better in terms of convenience and quality.  In the my good camera’s defense,  the lens fogged up and perhaps the sun had moved by the time I took the second shots.  I don’t know you be the judge. First the iPhone. 

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What We’re Working On

Well here is my post. Well not actually my post, but what I wanted to say.

Curious Intentions Media

It has been a while since we updated our current projects. At the start of the year, this was because Tap That was our primary undertaking and hopefully everyone knows about that already! Things have grown busy, though, and we want to share as much as we can.

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