It’s time to get festive! Check out our very best gifts for photo-lovin’ folks like yourself and your pals. Including four brand-spanking new items from the world’s cutest and most powerful projector to enamel pins we designed ourselves.
Give your own photos as gifts and maybe even snag yourself an instant camera for those upcoming happy holiday parties.
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).
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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Favorite Camera: Mamiya 7II & the trusty iPhone.
Polaroid’s action cam is all grown up and ready to play with others.
Like the classic Cube, Cube+ shoots HD vids and has a nifty magnetic mount. Plus it’s capable of syncing up to your phone.
Use your phone as a viewfinder and remote. When you’re done shooting, edit an upload on the go.
One little plus adds a lot!
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BOO! Did we scare you? No? Well, we have something else to get you in the Halloween mood.
We’re talking about the extremely eerie photos of abandoned buildings taken by urban explorer, Thomas Windisch.
We spoke with Thomas and learned his tips for finding and photographing what he calls “beauty in decay.”
Read on for our Q&A with Thomas! (You may wanna keep the lights on…)
When snapping portraits, it can be difficult to fulfill your vision with so many variables. The options of lighting, background, makeup, clothing and poses seem overwhelming at times.
Thankfully, we found a few stellar portrait tips from celeb photographer, Greg Gorman. They work great for pros and enthusiasts alike.
- Learn body language – For instance, if the head is angled in opposition to the body, it creates a look of insecurity.
- Minimize the lighting situation – Try perfecting portraits with a single light source.
- Get a bigger
boat screen – Review your test shots on a screen larger than the back of your camera. Download them first onto a laptop, or even a tablet with good resolution. (Eye-fi much?)
Read all the tips, and get an eyeful of pretty celebs (hey, Jared Leto) in Greg’s article here.
Photo of Sofia Loren by Greg Gorman
Photo booths are a must for Halloween parties and we’ve got all the tricks and treats you need to make a screamin’ good one using either your phone or DSLR.
Do you love shopping on Etsy? Us, too!
This global community of creators sell everything from home decor to handmade jewelry to fun photo-related doodads.
In fact, we found ten of THE cutest and most original Etsy products that awesome photogs like you are sure to love.
Read on and pick yourself up a treat—or get inspired to make your own!
Cropping your photos isn’t always super intuitive. With new crops available on Instagram, it’s time we looked into when and how to crop perfectly
This article by Vladimir Gendelman goes through 15 easy-to-remember cropping tips. He includes great beginner advice on the rule of thirds as well as stuff you might not have thought about.
- Don’t crop people at the joints – This makes the viewer uncomfortable, so unless you’re going for that feel, avoid it.
- Allow breathing room – If your subject is staring off in the distance, give them some space to stare into. Otherwise you’ll leave your viewers feeling a bit claustrophobic.
- Keep the hair – Don’t crop too close to the hairline, you want to leave enough hair in the photo so the viewer can easily visualize the rest.
Photo by David D