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.
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.
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.
Wanna learn alchemy?
Then listen up because there’s photography gold at the end of this rainbow.
More specifically, we’re gonna show you three ways to create a rainbow and then photograph it.
Pick up a tip or two and you’ll be gold baby, solid gold.
Have you ever watched a sunset and thought, I wish mother nature would hurry it up, I can’t look away, but I’ve got things to do.
Have you ever tried to take in a beautiful vista and thought, this would be even BETTER if I could spin my head 360°, like an owl?
So we’ve put together a few quick notes on how to reach your spherical time lapse dreams. Learn how to take in a scene at super speed … with a twist.
Your Instagram feed is looking incredible these days. You’ve mastered VSCO and your point of view is strong.
But now what? Ready to go from Insta to pro? We’ve got a few pointers to help you make the change.
We chatted with Jackie Barr, a New York based photographer who has gradually made the switch from Instagram-only to professional freelancer.
She shared a few tips with us for getting feedback, finding a starter camera and more.
We snap photos so fine, we don’t need editing apps … but every now and then a photo needs a touch of sharpening, or a cooling filter, or a clip art robot, just to spruce it up.
Who are we kidding? We’re obsessed with editing apps. And so are you – we asked!
Read along to see our favorite editing apps, and the favorites of all of our followers.
You’ll be a pro editor in no time, whether you snap perfect pics or not.
As Halloween Approaches, you’re probably noticing more ghosts around.
They can be quite camera-shy and tricky to photograph, so we’re here to show you how.
Shhhh, now lean in close for this part.
*whispers* We haven’t actually managed to photograph a real ghost, but we’re pretty good at faking it using just our phone. Read along to learn just how we do it.
But only if you don’t scare too easily. *ghost sounds* OoooOooOOoOooo!
Whenever we scroll up on an Instagram from @itha_mar, we *marvel* at her amazing knack for snapping super close-up macros, of Mother Nature’s handy work.
She’s no professional with a fancy bunch of gear, and specially trained bugs that stay extra still.
Ithalu shoots mostly with her phone. A phone! Just like that one you’ve got right there.
So, we caught up with her to find out all her secrets (in hopes of mastering bug-ography ourselves).
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.