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Lighting Tips for Perfect Portraits

Snapping a portrait is much more complex than pinning up a laser backdrop and requesting your subject say “cheese”.

The key to a polished look is lighting!

Read our lighting tips for making your pals look their best in any light (you might just want to add some shine to help them look their best).
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7 Secrets of Black and White Photography

We’ve all heard it … “to master black and white photography you must learning to see in black and white” – but just how do you do that?

It can sometimes seem like actually learning to see in black and white is a skill for only the chosen few. But trust us, it’s for you too!

Here are seven (not-so-secret-anymore) secrets that will help you train your brain and expand your eye for the art of black and white photography.

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Camera Showdown: Phone v. DSLR

We’re going to answer the age old* question “What’s a better camera – a phone or a DSLR?” once and for all.**

*The actual age of the question is something like 15 year. The first camera phone was released in 2002.

**Not “for all” so much – it’s pretty subjective.

Look at our pretty chart and decide for yourself.
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Meet Your New DSLR

Ooooh, fancy new DSLR you got there!

(Or maybe you’re thinking of getting one, this guide is for you too).

There are a lot of knobs and buttons on that thing, and some day you’ll get to know them all.

But, for now, day one, we’re here to tell you our top tips for getting off of auto-mode (that’s what your phone was for!) and getting to know your new best friend.
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Splash Photography: How to Capture Liquid Motion

Freezing motion using high-speed photography basically gives you magic powers!

It gives you the power to stop time and enables you to see what your eyes are otherwise unable to process.

Capturing these micro movements for a fascinating look into things happening too fast for our own vision to grasp, is simpler than you think.

We’re here to show you a simple setup for capturing the intricate and unique freeze frame drops created during a splash.

With a little patience and some help from a friend, you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to create.

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The More the Merrier!
Group Photo Tips and Ideas

What’s better than a photo of a loved one?

A group photo of a BUNCH of loved ones!

But simply standing around and saying cheese? Yawn. We rounded up group photo ideas that will have everyone running, dancing, and more.

Whether you’re shooting pics of your pals or preparing for family holiday cards, you’ll get a kick out of these ideas and their unique results!

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Work It! A Guide to Taking Astounding Portraits

People are beautiful, and as photographers we have the ability to show that in creative ways!

Photojojo reader and super talented portrait photographer, Hannah Arnzen, has put together her very best tips for snapping portraits.

Read her advice on what it takes before, during and even after a shoot to snap the perfect portrait.

Take it away Hannah…

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Insanely Creative Tips For
Shooting Gorgeous Interiors

Looking for roommates? Putting your place on the market?

Maybe you just wanna show your IG followers your sweet new setup?

Good thing we’ve got a few simple tricks to help you present the best features of your home! You’ll receive compliments from potential roommates, buyers, and followers in no time.

Read on and your house will be the star of the real estate listings!

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Q&A With Our
Fave Instagrammers!

Most of us are totally in love with Instagram.

And why wouldn’t we be? Instagram is awesome. And so are the talented people who use it!

We’ve put together a list of some of our fave Instagrammers that you should totally follow. We even asked ’em for their photo tips, tricks, and lil’ secrets.

They’ve replied (see how great they are?) and now we’re gonna share their advice with you (’cause you’re super great, too).

Instagrammers Share Their Photo Secrets

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Turn Old Family Pics
Into Big Ol’
Engineer Prints

Dads are great. So great, in fact, that they deserve a really big present this Father’s Day.

Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Let’s say it together now:

Engineer Prints!

These hugenormous prints are perfect gifts, especially if you make ’em out of old family pictures.

So we’re gonna 1) show you how to digitize old prints and 2) give you some fun ideas for making your Engineer Prints unique and wonderful, just like your fave guy.

Engineer Prints Say Happy Father’s Day!

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