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Photos Your Mobile Phone Can’t Take

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See how mobile-photo-enthusiasts can take their creativity to the next level with an SLR camera.

Smart phones like the iPhone have changed the way we communicate with each other. Mobile phones with camera features have introduced many people to the world of photography.

To deal with the limitations of mobile phones, many apps have been introduced. However, using an app to ‘fix’ an image taken with a mobile phone only masks the faults and limitations of the phone hardware.

SLR cameras grant users an exciting level of creative freedom, and quality of images that simply cannot be matched by mobile phones. For those smart phone owners who have had a taste of photography and are looking for more, we look into the photos that your mobile phone simply cannot take.

Click any image to see the full-size versions to really compare the differences

#1 Fast Shutter Speed

Ever wonder why some pictures taken at kids birthday parties have all sorts of colourful blurs where there should be happy children? This happens when a camera’s shutter speed is too slow to capture a scene with movement. Mobile phones do not offer much control for the user in this respect. When there are options for controlling shutter speed, they are extremely limited.

Most entry level SLR cameras can capture pictures at up to 1/4000thof a second!  The faster the shutter speed, the more “frozen in time” the image will look. Modern phones automatically do what they need to do in order to achieve the “best” picture. This often results in unwanted images. SLR cameras allow users to have full control over shutter speed with just a flick of the wrist.

#2 Long Exposure

There are few things quite as enchanting as a glowing city skyline at night. Ever try to snap a quick photo, only to see bunch of little squiggly lines? Sometimes with luck, one might get a photo that kind of looks like the city, except with blue and gray sprinkles everywhere. These are not the same kind of delicious sprinkles found on donuts and cupcakes. These sprinkles are referred to as “noise” or “grain”, and they definitely do not make the picture look good.

SLR cameras allow users to take “long exposures”, which means the camera is taking a photo for a few seconds, or even a few minutes! This lets users take amazing photos at night, where there doesn’t seem to be any light at all.

Taking night pictures isn’t the only cool thing SLRs can do. Long exposure shots allow anyone with a flashlight or torch write out cool messages or draw silly pictures. Ever wonder how some people are able to take mystifying photos with blurry ferris wheels or misty oceans and waterfalls? How about those star-filled night sky photos? The answer is long exposure photography! Continue reading

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Top 10 Coolest iPhone Cases

Find out which phones cases will be sure to wow and bedazzle your family and friends.

Mobile phone cases have become a great part of everyday life as both a guardian force to our phones, as well as a fashion accessory to character. Nothing says ‘Princess’ quite like a pink case encrusted with rhinestones. Express yourself with style, or put a bit of laughter into someone’s day with a clever phone case.

At iDigital Darwin, we don’t like to mull over what’s already popular and well known. We like to find the obscure, somewhat exotic gems of technology. Here are the Top 10 Coolest iPhone cases we’ve seen in 2011. As always, click the images to find these items for sale in online shops.

Gameboy Silicone iPhone 4s

No classic gamer can be without the clever Gameboy case and its humbling charm. There are  a myriad of colours and alternate designs for the iPhone 4 and 3G. The buttons are even beveled, so it feels as if they can be pressed. This way, you can pretend you are playing an actual classic Gameboy with the contrast turned all the way down.

Slipper Thong iPhone 4 Case

Heading out for a day at the beach? You wouldn’t leave home not properly dressed for the occasion, and neither should your phone! Sadly, this case does not improve the iPhone’s resistance to sand or water.

Pastry iPhone 4 Case

Looking to lose weight for the summer? Try confusion therapy. Blur the line between delicious snack and communication device to prevent impulsive munching.

Tape Cassette

What better way to say, “I’m a child of the 80s and 90s” than by rocking this surprisingly articulated tape cassette case? The answer; there is no better way. Continue reading