How to Get the Most From Your Mobile Photos

Our Guest Android Photographer Shares the Secret to Finding Inspiration

-by Dainon Moody

You might say I’m an ‘Androidographer.’ Or perhaps ‘A Samsung Galaxy Artist.’

The world is full of incredible sights and places. Sometimes I plan ahead and bring my DSLR, but most of the time, I don’t. My Galaxy phone, however, is always with me. Because I never know when I might see something particularly amazing, my phone lets me capture these things right at the moment I experience them.

Two sombreros in shadow

Two sombreros in shadow

The images you see here are just a few of these moments that have spoken to me, that tell a small story about a time, a place, an event or a subject. They are my observations and my take on things, my perspective about the world as I move through it and live in it every day. Continue reading

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Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the most adventurous of all?

Share amazing experiences on multiple screens, instantly.

AMD, ScreenMirror, APU, AMD APU, A-series, ArcSoft, ArcSoft Screen+, mirror, file mirroringPicture it: You’ve just returned from an incredible month-long trip to Thailand with some of your closest friends and you’ve invited everyone over for a celebratory dinner, including the friends who couldn’t join you. You’ve collected everyone’s photos and videos onto your laptop and then organized every breathtaking segment of the journey – from Ayutthaya to Koh Samui, from Bangkok to Chiangmai. You figure you’ll upload everything online or make a photo book in the next few days. Continue reading

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Spotlight On Photography #1: ‘The Hummingbird Whisperer’

Meet Paul Garcia, a Castroville, TX semi-pro photographer, and an ArcSoft app user, who has a way with hummingbirds.

Paul Garcia a hummingbird about to feed right out of his hand

Paul Garcia with a hummingbird about to feed right out of his hand

Hummingbirds are, arguably, some of the world’s most fascinating birds. They have an incredibly rapid wing speed (a high of 100 beats per second), tiny size (most species measure between 3-5 inches with the smallest at 5 cm) and impressive aerodynamic design (they produce 75% of their weight during their wing downstroke). More than that, though, the hummingbird’s quite literally ‘fleeting’ beauty has captured our imaginations for thousands of years across the globe. Continue reading

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Everybody’s doing it. But is everyone doing it right?

Some are. Some aren’t.

consumer apps, mobile apps, softwareWhen we were kids, we tried this simple reasoning at some point with our parents. ‘Jimmy’s doing it’, we said, as if this was a convincing argument as to why we should also participate in whatever it was that ‘everybody’ was doing.

And if our parents were smart, they said, ‘Well, good for Jimmy.’

As in: what does what Jimmy does have to do with what you do? The important thing to ask yourself – always – is what’s YOUR unique reason or reasons for wanting to do something? Your reason should be smart, it should be relevant and it should be timely. Continue reading

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Wait, Is Everyone a Photographer?

While stunning DSLR photography is wonderful and certainly has its place, smartphone photography is becoming more and more common – and more and more influential.

‘Tree Backlit by Sunlight’ by Sheldon Wood taken with a camera phone.

‘Tree Backlit by Sunlight’ by Sheldon Wood taken with a camera phone.*

Wait, is Everyone A Photographer?

It’s an interesting debate. Whether the Chicago Sun-Times made a big mistake in firing their entire photo journalistic staff or not, one thing is true: the superb quality – and value – of typical cameras embedded in smartphones today is incredible. Most of us are toting this dazzling technology in our pockets, backpacks, cars and handbags every single day.

So what are we doing with that technology? Do we even realize how much power is in our possession? Continue reading

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How to be a Great Wedding Guest Photographer

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A rare moment alone at this couple's beautiful wedding

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Every wedding has a main story but there are many sub-plots.

While a wedding seems like one big event with the primary focus on the couple, there are always many other storylines developing right alongside it: Long overdue family reunions are causing tearful and joyous hugs. Out-of-the-blue budding romances are heating up. Dear old friends are scrambling to catch up on precious lost years. Sweet little kids are running around and being naughty.

As a wedding photographer for the past six years, I’ve shot many weddings. It’s hard to describe the beautiful kaleidoscope of emotions that one is privy to during these moments but all I can say is that my experiences have taught me a lot. In this blog, it is my hope that I can help couples and their attending guests pay extra attention to documenting all the great stories that are happening all around them. Continue reading

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Keeping it Real….Kind of.

Julia Roberts, LorealImages of beauty are everywhere. Plastered larger than life on billboards. In your face at the grocery checkout. In every glittering movie and television show. Even though we know all those celebs are airbrushed like crazy, we suspend our disbelief, even if just for a moment. Admit it, we’re all fascinated. If we weren’t, these images wouldn’t transfix us so intensely. And even though we know they’re all fake, we’re still wondering, ‘hey, what do they have that I don’t?’ (Lest we forget their army of personal trainers, personal chefs and a career dependent upon their physical flawlessness).  So when I was asked to check out the details of ArcSoft’s hugely popular app, Perfect365®, and write about it for an upcoming blog, I was really excited. I knew it could be an opportunity to focus on some really interesting perspectives on beauty in our culture while also having some fun with this technology. Continue reading
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Up Close and Wide Angled with Panorama Maker®

ArcSoft’s Dave Lam shares his personal experience in Maui

After edited, the vista captured perfectly.

I’ve been with ArcSoft for nearly fourteen years. As a senior project manager working closely with our OEM partners, I have plenty of intimate first-hand knowledge about all the technologies that ArcSoft offers but I also have tons of personal experience using our direct-to-consumer products.

I had planned a family trip to Maui almost a year in advance so when the date finally arrived, I was really excited to get there. Although I’m not a professional photographer, you could say I’m pretty seasoned at this point, particularly since I work with imaging technologies every day. I also really love the opportunity to document the beautiful and once-in-a-lifetime experiences I share with my family using my digital SLR. Continue reading

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Welcome to ArcSoft InSight – The ArcSoft Technology Blog.

The future is here – see for yourself

cheap cad softwareWelcome to our new site. This fresh change reflects ArcSoft’s technology core by showcasing our deep knowledge of imaging science as well as our new direct-to-consumer products which include both apps and software. And of course, we will continue to offer exciting desktop titles and great deals through our eStore.

Our site was redesigned with all new content to introduce the details of our technologies in a broad, easy-to-understand way, and to illustrate them visually. With these new changes, we also thought it was time to start an open and engaging dialogue with you, our customers, partners and future collaborators. We’ve launched this blog to coincide with the new website, to discuss technologies and market trends.

Don’t miss any of ArcSoft’s latest news, articles, and interviews. We look forward to connecting with you.

ArcSoft, Michael Deng, ArcSoft Founder, ArcSoft CEO

Michael Deng,
ArcSoft Founder and CEO

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