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Ultimate Photo Playlist: Songs That Really Click

Photos aren’t just a treat for the eyes. They can also be music to your ears!

We’ve put together the Ultimate Photo Playlist, over 70 songs about photos and all of the emotions they stir up– ranging from happy feet to heartbroken.

Whether you’re a photographer or simply an admirer of the art, somewhere on this list is a song (or two or three or many more!) for you.

Now get ready because these songs are guaranteed to get you in the mood…for photography!

Turn Up the Volume
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6 Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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It’s Apple season everybody! The newest iPhone’s are ripe for the picking.

This is the biggest (literally) iPhone update since the beginning of iPhones.The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made their debut, and will be available in stores tomorrow!

If you’re getting ready to part ways with your current iPhone, we’ve rounded up some ideas of what you can do with them instead of tossing them in a desk drawer!

What Do I Do With My Old iPhone?

p.s. Not getting a new iPhone? Cheer yourself up with a chuckle over at whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com. You might not need that advice, but honestly, it’s not very good. hehe.

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How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters

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Hey you! Yes, hue!

Color your world one photograph at a time by painting with light.

Our guide will show you how to amp up your photos with color in a flash, without any fancy equipment or software.

Follow the light, friends. A whole chroma of possibilities await.

Learn How To Light Paint With Rainbow Photo Filters

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Photos for a Good Cause!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s you, with your camera!

Photography is your super power, so why not use it for good?

Turns out there are tons of amazing organizations that need your amazing photo skills! Read about three of our faves, then get to helping.

Make the world a brighter place using nothing but your smarts and your camera.

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Hit the Road! Must Have Photo Accessories

On a cross country road trip, selfies just won’t cut it. Is that the Lincoln Memorial or Lady Liberty behind you?

So, we’ve packed our shop with camccessories to take on your next trip: a comfy strap, our favorite tripod ever and a bright ring light.

Three Essentials for Travel Photography

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How to Make Hyperlapse Videos that Totally Wow!

There’s nothing quite as sweet as new love.

After only 2 days it’s safe to say – the whole internet is in love with Hyperlapse.

The new app from Instagram, lets you make butter smooth timelapse videos at the push of very few buttons.

Admit it, you’re in love too.

If not now, you will be soon. You just need to get to know Hyperlapse a little better.

That’s why we’ve spent the last couple days, moving at 12x times our regular speed, learning the ins, the outs, the how to’s and how not’s of Hyperlapse. We’re here to share them with you!

Learn to shoot ’em, pick up a few editing tips, see a ton of inspiring vids and get ready to start totally crushing.

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Sneaky Ways to Avoid Camera Theft

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The greatest days are full of fun photo ops, not bad guys creepin’ on your turf. Protect your gear!

Cover your phonecam in junky camouflage and trick those thieves into stealing something else less cool, like a stack of old CDs.

Go “normcore” and try carrying your fancy camera in a something less fancy, like a tote bag covered in cats.

Sometimes all you need are confusion tactics … like a picture of a bright pink donut on your fancy camera lens.

Learn Three Tricks For Outsmarting Camera Snatchers

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I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

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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.

10 Ideas for Showing Off Vacation Photos

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Happy Camera Day!
What Kind of Camera are YOU?

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“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.

Discover Your Camera Alter Ego for National Camera Day!

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Metadata: Uncover Your Photos’ Secrets

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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.

Learn to Access Your Photos’ Metadata and Why You’d Wanna

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