In Photo 101 the third thing they teach you, after “remove your lens cap” and “this is a shutter button,” is to keep shadows out of your photos.
In Photojojo’s Photo 1-0-FUN, shadows are chillin’ at the cool kids’ table.
The secret to success is in knowing how to work with them. Our list-o-awesome shadow ideas can help you get started.
Learn how to make your shadows multi-colored, transform teeny props into massive monsters, or create a cinematic scene with dramatic light.
Unless you’re a Vampire, grab your shadow and head towards the light!
Nikon vs Canon, Mac vs PC, Rebecca Black vs Justin Bieber.
2-sided feuds aren’t a foreign concept considering you’re a Canon/Mac/Bieber appreciator.
When it comes to phones, you’re an Android lover.
These are the top 10 crowd favorites!
Plus, as an added bonus, we rounded up apps designed to make life easier while you’re out shooting with your non-phone camera.
Whether you’re working with a gingerbread, cupcake, or a little green robot, your photo app folder is about to get real happy.
When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy.
He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him.
Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera.
While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget…
They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything!
Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera!
Rounding up your family for holiday-time photos is a feat intended only for the super-human (i.e. Elves at your local mall. They’re little, but mighty).
It hasn’t always been pretty, but this year, that’s all going to change!
2010 is THE year for the holiday photo you’ve always dreamed of, whether you’re sending them ‘cross country to friends and family or just want to grab a shot of everyone while they’re all in one spot.
No more awkward blank stares and no more heart-breaking sobbing children. It’s all uphill from here!
p.s. We’re putting on a lil’ photo contest with our pals who run that lil’ conference called CES! You’ve got one week to enter!
Frolicking about the garden chasing butterflies and bubbles with camera in hand…
An outsider might call this a case of fallen-and-bumped-your-head, but we call it a great time!
Richard Heeks, better known as The Bubble Master (and who we posted about on our Tumblr recently!), introduced us to these three sure fire ways to capture incredible photos of bubbles.
1) Make your bubble look like a planet
2) Capture the pop
3) Shoot your self portrait in a bubble (and other reflections!)
Bubbles. Who’da thought? They’ve only been floating in front of our noses all these years.
Recently we asked friends of our Tumblr page what they’d most like to see covered in our next tutorial.
The votes are in. The absentee ballots have been counted. The results are clear:
You want to learn how to make your photos look vintage!
So, we got together to brainstorm and do research. We learned new things, we experimented, and now we’re sharing what we found!
We’ve seen slow versions of everything lately: slow food, slow travel, slow shopping, slow dentistry. (We might’ve made one of those up.)
But have you tried slow photography? It’s like a yoga class for your camera.
Long conversations with subjects, patient exposures, and delicate macros will lend your photos a new calmness and longevity — so vital in these rush-rush go-go slam-crash rock-and-roll times.
Join the Slow Photo movement, and soon you’ll be measuring exposures not in fractions of a second, but in fractions of an eon.
Oh no, you just lost your camera! (Not really, but let’s pretend.)
But never fear: writer Andrew McDonald employs a clever trick to call home his wayward cameras.
In the event that he accidentally leaves it behind, Andrew created special picture-messages specifically to be found by anyone snooping through his camera’s memory.
Discovering a delicious mélange of jokes and guilt trips (and bribery) will prod all but the most heartless to hand your camera back over to you.
Published on January 11, 2010 — See more Tips
Let’s say you’re fleeing from Interpol (because you’re an internationally renowned jewel thief) but you simply can’t resist a little video chat. You must, of course, disguise your identity.
Apple’s Photo Booth and iChat have a ton of fun effects to stretch and distort your lovely face — but do you know about the secret bonus filters?
Finesse a few files and you’ll find nifty image-enhancers like ASCII art, neon color effects, and a kaleidoscope. Don’t forget the mustache.
p.p.s. Extra! Extra! Our pals at Nikon sent us a big box of goodies! Here’s how to win a Nikon D3000 this week.
Published on November 17, 2009 — See more Tips
We hereby proclaim our allegiance to vertical. No more horizontal for us!
Vertical is clearly greater than horizontal.
Try making a few vertical panoramas and you’ll see we’re right. It’s just like taking normal panoramas, only you go up instead of across.
Vertorama Version One: Stack two horizontal photos on top of each other to make a single square one.
Why, you ask? Because you can get the foreground & background in focus at the same time. Ultra wide-angle + infinite depth of field? Don’t mind if we do!
Vertorama Version Two: Keep stacking photos until the panorama’s as tall as you want!
You’ll find it quite useful for photographing the vertical wonders of the world, like:
Published on October 8, 2009 — See more Tips
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