ProCamera Update 3.5.5 released today!

The ProCamera Team is pleased to announce the release of ProCamera Update 3.5.5. Improvements and fixes in this latest update include: Restoration of social media photo sharing. You can now quickly and easily upload your ProCamera created iPhotos to Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and Flickr — individually or in bulk. ProCamera’s Volume Trigger (shooting photos via the…

How to silence (mute) the iPhone camera shutter sound

There has been considerable interest and discussion surrounding national mandates in Japan and South Korea, where authorities require camera manufacturers (Apple included) to disable “mute” functions when applied to camera usage, and to effectively keep the shutter noise fully audible. In certain surroundings, the shutter sound is too loud for the sensitivities of many iPhoneographers. Read more about the “camera noise” controversy and problems with > clandestine voyeurogrphy.

Smartphone camera voyeurism is alive and clicking… shhhh

As many action-adventure films buffs know, when a missile is fired, the attack can sometimes be foiled by launching counter-measures. Well, just like the movies, digital photography is experiencing a new wave of attacks and corresponding counter maneuvers. The attacks are perpetrated by a new breed of “perv-a-razzis” (perverts with cameras) armed with their mobile cameras. The question is, can law-enforcement, legislatures, and electronics manufacturers, keep one step ahead of lewd intrusions? The answer is “probably not.”

Voyeurism is alive and clicking. And in today’s age of ubiquitous smartphones, integrated with high resolution digital cameras, the naughty boys are becoming ever more brazen. Mobile cameras are often used to capture compromising photos of unsuspecting females. Shopping malls, airports and subways are favored stalking grounds of the relentless perva-a-razzi. Their ingenuity is never-ending. It seems every trick has been used … cellphone cameras strapped to shoes, hidden in gym-bags, and iPhones concealed in backpacks with little camera peep-holes.

No where has the mobile camera “pervography” problem received more publicity than in Japan. According to the National Police Agency, 1,741 cases of illicit photography were reported nationwide last year (2011), a 60% rise from 2006 data.

Volume Trigger plays nicely with Apple’s iOS

As many iPhoneograpy fans are aware, ProCamera recently released its latest update (ProCamera 3.3) < read more. Included in update 3.3, is a popular feature we call “Volume Trigger.” This new feature allows you to take photos simply by pressing the iPhone volume control button. This makes the iPhone feel and function like many traditional “point and shoot” cameras. Volume Trigger also provides users the option of shooting photos via the “headset” volume controls. This is a particularly innovative function as it allows iPhone users to take pictures “at arms length” (length of your headset cord) without touching the iPhone screen.

Using the headset controls is great for tripod shots, self-portraits, and taking photos when your iPhone is holstered. While ProCamera 3.3 already includes its innovative “Anti-Shake” technology, using Volume Trigger’s headset controls, can greatly minimize or even eliminate a common problem for every photographer, the lack of a “steady hand.” You can take your photos by pressing either the up (+) or down (-) volume button (both work). One final benefit of snapping photos with the headset, is the elimination of shutter noise. The “shutter click” is only audible through the earbuds.

ProCamera Update 3.3 – Volume Trigger, Steady Light and much more

3.3 Status: Approved!

The team has been hard at work on the latest ProCamera enhancements, and we are pleased that Apple’s iTunes Store Team has approved Update 3.3 and it is now available for download on iTunes!

Update 3.3 brings many upgrades and two new feature/functions:

Volume Trigger (photos via volume control button or via headset controls)
Steady Light (photoflash and permanent flashlight)