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Making the Switch from Phoneographer to PRO-tographer

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.

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Improve Your Photos with the Very Best Photo Editing Apps

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.

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How to Capture a Ghost (in a Photo) in 3-ish Ways

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!
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Macro Maven: An Interview with Ithalu Dominguez

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).

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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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Photo Tips From Our Furry Favorites, the #dogsofinstagram!

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We took a crash course in barking, then asked our favorite #dogsofinstagram for their secrets to taking the perfect pup pic.

Read through the tips below, peep the “paw”esome photos and enter yourself in our #dogsofinstagram Giveaway.

Don’t have a dog (yet)? Share this post with friends who do, so they’ll post more photos of their furry friend for all to see (and to give them a chance to win big).
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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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Fall In Love With Fall!
How To Shoot Autumn Colors

Red and yellow and orange, oh my!

It’s officially fall and you know what the means: gorgeous colors everywhere begging to be photographed.

But fall colors can be a tad tricky to capture accurately, so we’re giving you some tips to get it juuust right.

Put on your cutest autumn accessories and let’s go!

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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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Q&A With Team Priime: Fave Styles, Cameras, And More!

A little while back, we asked some of our favorite IGers to tell us about their go-to photo editing apps. One that got a lot of love was Priime!

The Priime team is based right by our HQ in San Francisco, so we decided to pop by their office for a visit.

Take a look as we go behind the scenes and chat with them about how they’re taking photo styles to the next level.

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