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The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback.<p>Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique features. Now the developers behind have given it a complete overhaul in time for the summer.<p>Camera+2 is a …

Apps

How To Photograph Motorcycles Like A Pro

<b>A few things to know</b> about motorcycle photography from the shadow of Tinseltown: It may look like a breeze, but it seldom is. Planning and timing are …

Motorcycles

Definition of Rule of Thirds in Photography

If you’ve ever discussed photographs in internet forums or read photography books, then you’ve surely come across the term “<b>rule of thirds</b>”. But what …

Landscape Photography

Want to Be Successful on Instagram? Here Are 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front …

Creative Commons

Can a smartphone camera really replace a full-price SLR shooter? We decided to find out

Ever since the first ever camera phone, mobiles have been impacting the photography industry.<p>As the cameras on our smartphones become more able and …

Cameras

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Shutter Speed

21 Awesome YouTube Channels Photographers Love

Today's photographers have an incredible wealth of free photography resources that help us all become better behind the lens.From eBooks and …

Photography Tutorials

6 Ridiculously Simple Tricks for Sunrise Photography

When people ask if you prefer shooting sunrise or sunset, I find that I tend to be in the minority when I definitely reply “sunrise!” Sure, you …

Landscape Photography

Up close with 4 of the best macro lenses for your phone

Smartphone cameras have telephoto lenses, wide-angle lenses, lenses made for low-light conditions, and even monochrome lenses; but what do you do if …

Mobile Photography

How to edit Photos Memories on your iPhone and iPad

Memories is one of the best features of the Photos app. It gathers together pictures into albums that are surprisingly smart. It picks you best pictures, adds music, and uses things like facial recognitions to focus on the important people in the pictures. The whole thing is presented as a …

Mobile Photography

Google Photos to Use AI to Colorize Black-and-White Photos

Google is taking to the stage at the Google I/O developer conference this week to show off its new products and technologies, one of which is a new …

Artificial Intelligence

12 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them FAST

It's been a good, long while since I was a beginner photographer. But believe me, I remember the struggles well.There's so much to learn as a …

Landscape Photography

How to customize iPhone camera settings for a smoother experience

Depending on how you use your iPhone camera, you might find yourself changing modes and settings every time you open the iOS Camera app. Follow along for how to customize your camera for a more efficient and seamless workflow.<p>The default for iOS’ Camera app is to always launch with the standard …

Apps

Watch: 9 Ways to Compose a Shot Like a Pro

Understanding the science behind the art of composition is the first step in composing like one of the greats.<p>Composing a shot can be a tremendously …

Landscape Photography

Halide’s iOS camera app now lets you strip the location data from your photos

Halide, the premium iOS camera app from ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky is today launching one of its biggest upgrades since its arrival last year. The updated app includes a Self-Timer, redesigned photo reviewer, accessibility improvements, and more. But …

Apps

This adapter lets you mount any camera lens onto your smartphone

If you’re shooting videos with your smartphone, there are plenty of accessories that help to expand your possibilities. At NAB 2018, Cinematics …

Mobile Photography

DVLOP Releases New Lightroom Feature: Leaks and Tweaks

In the latest version of Lightroom, Adobe has implemented a new profile browser inside the Develop module. The team over at DVLOP has already put …

Unsplash, tech’s favorite stock image site, now has an iOS app

Unsplash, the apparent stock image database of choice for Silicon Valley companies, is launching an iOS app for creators and hobbyists to browse through catalogs of high quality photos to use in a creative project or any other personal use. Today’s launch is Unsplash’s third foray into apps — it …

The Photographer’s Surprising Secret To Self-Marketing | Sony

In the PRO-Files we’ve been diving deep into marketing strategies lately because it’s one of the best ways for a photographer to be proactive to find …

These Examples of Fine Art Nature Photography Show the Beauty of Simplicity

My photography passion is landscapes. I'm just one of many, right?That includes my good friend, Amber Fite, whose photography expertise ranges from …

Landscape Photography

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

How to save photos from Instagram

It’s pretty straightforward to save Instagram pictures, should you ever need a backup<p>Presumably, for copyright reasons, Instagram doesn’t let you …

A handy guide to making awesome photos

Kainaz Amaria • October 29, 2015<p>Visual storytelling is really vital to reach a wider audience. It’s how more and more people are communicating.<p>This post will guide you through the most important elements of it.<p><b>Photography is a language</b><p>What do I mean by this? There is a method to creating images and …

Landscape Photography

Say Cheese! A Professional Shares How to Take Good Photos Using Just Your Phone

Want to know how to take good photos with your cell phone? It's not as tricky as you think, especially with how advanced most phone technology is …

Mobile Photography

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the</i> …

How an extra lens can transform your iPhone’s photos

A few years ago, the hit Sundance film <i>Tangerine</i> was shot entirely on an iPhone 5S to surprisingly good results. And last year, Steven Soderbergh did the same the same thing while making <i>Unsane</i>, with his only camera being an iPhone 7 Plus.<p>While a lot more than camera gear goes into making those …

What is the Purpose of Photography?

What is the purpose of photography? To me, the purpose of photography is documenting the joy in our lives, and sharing that joy with others.Other …

Street Photography

Here's a Pro's Food Photography Tip: Add Human Interest

Food photography is much more than close-ups of beautifully lit and styled food, or restaurant interiors. As award-winning food photographer Mark …

The Online Photographer

Mike and I recently had a bit of an offline exchange about the question of whether a phone camera is or can be a “real” camera. As this seems a …

Affirm Life by Making Photos!

Dear friend,As photographers, we are life-affirmers. Whenever we decide to click the shutter and make a photo, we are saying:Life is beautiful, this …

Street Photography