Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now?
You don’t want them stored in your laptop forever, but there isn’t enough shelf space in the world to show them off.
Where we’re going we don’t need shelves.
We’ve rounded up some our favorite photo projects from our archives and elsewhere around the ‘net to show you what to do with those awesome photos of yours.
What Kind of Camera are YOU?
“What kind of camera am I?”
It’s a burning question we’ve all had in the back of our minds, and today it shall be answered.
In honor of National Camera Day this Sunday, June 29th, we are going to help you find out what kind of camera you would be if you were reborn as the best invention ever.
Now sit back and put on your virtual Sorting Hat to discover what kind camera TRULY represents your personality.
Published on June 26, 2014 — See more Guides
Metadata is data about data.
When it comes to photo metadata, that means it’s data/facts/figures/info about your photos.
In the olden days (or last week, if you’re a film shooter) photographers had to carry around a notebook to collect metadata. “Roll 6 Shot 7 was set at f/16 1/100 sec and shot at Tamarack Park.”
These days, digital cameras are writing down all these fun fact for you. They’re not just capturing pictures, they’re taking in metadata too!
You’ve got all kinds of data about your photos you didn’t even know about. And, it turns out there are all sorts of nifty things you can do when you’ve got data about your data.
It’s here! It’s here! It’s time to memorialize our heroes and kick off the sunniest* season of them all.
No matter how you’re celebrating this weekend, we’ve got your packing list covered:
Fresh out of that last one? Follow us to a summer inspired link roundup. We’ve got tips for folks headed to the beach, the woods, the park, the amusement park, underwater or anywhere sunny.
*Sun not guaranteed in all locales.
With Camping-Friendly Photo Gear
We love camping. The scenery is beautiful, the wildlife photogenic, the tent mishaps hilarious and the burnt marshmallows the best ones.
Don’t let Mother Nature with her water, dirt & total-lack-of-outlets stop you from photoing it all. Pack along these camping-friendly gadgets.
We field tested each one on a recent camping weekend in Big Sur. Check out this photo story of our trip, or scroll on down to see our favorite gear of the weekend.
Selfie taking is a solitary pursuit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other with our selfie snapping technique.
After extensive research (and many a photographic self portrait) the Photojojo Institute of Selfie Studies is pleased to share their collection of the very best selfie taking tips, apps and gadgets, for the good of society.
Read on to become a true master of the selfigraphical arts.
Then before you go forth and selfie, please, forward this invaluable guide to all your friends. Let’s get better at taking photos alone, together!
Published on March 24, 2014 — See more Guides
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, we did some math…
Turns out, a double exposure is worth two thousand words!
When you meld one image onto another, all of those extra words tend to run along the lines of, “Wow! Cool! Looks neat! I love it. How did you…?”
Sure, there are apps to fake double exposures and you can spend hours in photoshop or a darkroom (remember those?) creating ‘em.
*total value = 4,000 words
(Or Choose One And Go With It)
If your phone takes a plunge into a puddle, you’re going to wish you’d backed up your irreplaceable photos…
The video from the time you met Oprah. Photos from the top of Mt. Everest. A timelapse of your first place win at the donut eating contest.
Don’t wait until you wish you would have backed up your photos.
We’ve compiled our four favorite backup solutions, their pros, their cons and their how-to’s. Turns out it’s easy and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Do not wait until your computer is actually on fire. That is entirely too late.
Published on February 13, 2014 — See more Guides
Valentine’s Day is February 14th. That’s just around the corner.
Now is the time to grab a gift for your sweetie (or heck, for yourself).
Whether your relationship is a baby f/22 or a full on f/2.8, if you’re head over heals in love, grateful for your friends or flying solo, we’ve got gift ideas for everyone!
Skimming through your Instagram feed, you expect the usual crop of selfies, cats, lunches and babies. You don’t expect are exploding refrigerators.
… Unless you follow our pal, Okay Samurai.
He uses Adobe After Effects to add special effects to his Instagram videos.
Okay Samurai (aka Dave) put together a guide so that you too can use After Effects to make a fridge explode.
It requires a few more steps than editing on the phone, but it turns out it’s simpler than you’d think!
With Dave’s step by step guidance and a free 30-day trial of AE up for grabs, now is the perfect time to pick up a new skill and spice up your Instagram feed.
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