Why Your iPhone’s Next Camera Will Take the Best Pictures. Ever.
We gave you a sneak peek at 30 of the coolest features iOS 8 will bring to your phone when it is available to download later this fall, but new deets about the operating system’s camera are here. And they’re giving us at least 30 new reasons to set up the tripod and strengthen our bi’s, tri’s and forearms. You know the muscle groups you use whenever you snap a pic. What?
While we’ve been buzzing about the iPhone 6 since, well, since it was our turn after a wait in an overnight line to pick up our 5s, we haven’t exactly been psyched about its camera. Partly because Apple wasn’t planning on a major upgrade for its upcoming model — or at least that’s what we thought. Other smartphones might be racking up the megapixels on their way to the market, but Apple is doing things a little differently and upgrading their native camera app with a revamped, throwback experience. Anandtech reports that iOS 8 will launch with new features that transform your iPhone into a manual camera.
What you’re working and Instagraming with now is all automatic, but you’ll have the option of taking pictures with iOS 8 like you did in your high school photog class. Get ready to revive your knowledge of shutter speeds and bring “aperture” back into your vocab. On top of the new filters and features Apple’s new operating system offers, you’ll be able to adjust ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance and exposure bias manually right from the native iPhone camera app.
Forget the filters after you snap a picture, you’ll now be able to take the perfect shot in the moment by adjusting the length of the exposure, how much light you’re capturing with each click or what you’re focused on. The new features will sharpen your photography skills and enhance your video capturing. Take SLR-quality photos of friends, family, food, projects all while deflecting the shade from that guy who’s always capturing the moment with a “real camera.” Hey, this is our real camera now!
And we’ll admit it — Appleholics will be bringing a lot more to the smartphone photo competition in like-for-like battles with Android allies (especially those with a newer HTC or phones featuring Nokia’s Pro Camera). Way before our photos even make their way to Instagram.
What smartphone do you have — and how would you critique its camera? Have a favorite photo app you’ll still go to? Share it with us below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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