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Yes, You Can Take Great Photos With an iPad, Especially With the olloclip

At CE Week, olloclip, the makers of the original clip-on set of camera lenses for the iPhone, showed off a version for the iPad Air and iPad mini. While some frown upon taking photos with a tablet, olloclip has embraced the phenomenon, even creating a funny and useful pamphlet on the subject entitled "iPad Photography: An Etiquette Guide."

iPad photography etiquette

Sure, the iPad's camera isn't has powerful as the iPhone, but it's good and with the olloclip's optional lenses, it's even better. Perhaps more importantly, an iPad can be a better viewing and editing device than an iPhone. If you want to manipulate those photos or create polished movies, you have more options on an iPad. So if they are recorded on the tablet, there are no transfer hassles.

Not all iPads are supported, as the olloclip for iPad only works with the iPad Air and both the Retina and original iPad minis. You need a snug fit and those devices are the appropriate thickness so the lens lines up just right. In a way, the iPad could be a better solution than an iPhone because there's no flash to get in the way of the Olloclip, as there is with the iPhone.

olloclip provides four lenses with the iPad model, namely two macro lenses (10x and 15x), a Fisheye lens and Wide Angle lens. You can use your favorite video and photo apps and then share your creations on their gallery. It's quite an impressive array, and maybe your photos will make the grade!

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.