Macro is what’s been missing from the iPhone’s photo arsenal. And with the iPhone 13 Pro models we now have it. While many will use macro like a magnifying glass just to read tiny print on labels, it’s a powerful photographic tool that lets you play in the world of the ultra closeup. Since it’s never been offered on iPhone before (and often requires special lens attachments on any camera) macro is a new space for many iPhoneographers. It comes with it’s own set of challenges. This article will show you how to work around those issues and will help you make the most of the new Macro mode.
The tongue drum is often accused of being a poor person’s handpan, but that’s not the case at all. The tongue drum was not based on the Hang Drum and predates PANArt’s creation by almost a decade. This article digs into the true roots of the tongue drum, the connection with the handpan, and the tongue drum’s continual development over its short history.
This article explains how iPhone’s Live Mode can be used to create images of moving subjects like waterfalls against still backgrounds. It includes a step-by-step how-to for taking blur photos with the built-in iPhone Camera app and gives you tips for taking better blurs with this method.
It’s Thanos’ delay, eroding the known audio universe
You’d think granular pedals would all sound the same since they’re all based on one of a few DSP chips. But there’s a big difference depending on how the builder programs the chip to re-assemble the audio grains. Knut at Pladask freely admits Bakfram is not a forward/reverse delay, but a granular synthesizer masquerading as one. This article answers the big questions about Bakfram, explains the complex nature of the controls and gives you recipes for some of the other pedals that Bakfram can masquerade as.