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…
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.
There are a few options out there when it comes to tracking your Instagram info: likes, follows, comments … you know the drill.
Our pal, Luke Beard (uh. great name, or greatest name?), wasn’t real thrilled with any of them, so he created his own! Get it, Luke.
StatShot not only gives you daily IG data, but does so in an uncluttered, non-intrusive way. It’s clean, straight to the point and free to use if you’ve got less than 5k followers. We love free.
Sign up by linking your IG account here and start getting your daily dose of IG info. It’s a beautiful way to figure out what people are diggin’ about your feed, which hashtags are working out, and quantitatively measure your internet love.
Our love for you, however, could never be contained within data. <3
We’re giving away a shiny new iPhone 6s as part of our Ultimate Phoneography Kit!
We teamed up with the pro folks at iKan to create this epic kit, which also includes all the tools you’ll need to make the most of that 12mp camera and 4k vids.
Hop on over to check out the goods, enter and share with your friends (if they win, maybe they’ll split the loot!)
Some explosions are loud and pretty. Like fireworks.
Other explosions are quiet and pretty. Like this amazing photo album that we’re gonna teach you to make.
That’s right! We’re gonna lead you step by step through the surprisingly simple process of making an Exploding Box Photo Album!
(Don’t worry, it doesn’t really explode. No safety goggles needed.)
Being behind a camera is definitely one of the best places to be, but channeling all that creativity can sometimes take you away from appreciating your surroundings.
Get your Zen on with this article by Aaron Eisenberg. He lays out some excellent tips on being mindful of the moment, while still capturing it.
We plucked out a few of our favorites here:
- Rather than going into a place and snapping away, take time to look around and find the best shot or two. This saves digital storage, creates better photos and gathers greater memories!
- Spend a day taking notes rather than snapping photos. This can spark conversations and provide you with more depth to your documentation.
- Forget about likes and favorites while you’re on vacation. Wait to post your photos on social media until after you’re home again.
Photo by Aaron Eisenberg
Packing photo gear for a trip can be a daunting endeavor. You’ll want to return with perfect photos, but just how do you make that happen?
Our pal, Brandon, braved the crowds and dodged NYC traffic to photograph some of New York City’s most iconic spots. He returned with amazing photos! So we asked him – Just how did he do it?
Find out what gear he brought along on his jam packed day to make his photo-heavy trip effortless, unique and to make the memories last a lifetime.
Happy New iPhone Day!!!
While you’re queuing up to snag your brand new phone, check out these accessories to deck it out.
And remember: On Wednesdays, our iPhones wear pink.
Looking for roommates? Putting your place on the market?
Maybe you just wanna show your IG followers your sweet new setup?
Good thing we’ve got a few simple tricks to help you present the best features of your home! You’ll receive compliments from potential roommates, buyers, and followers in no time.
Read on and your house will be the star of the real estate listings!
The windows of high rise buildings offer the best city views. Capturing that view, without reflections that make the city look like it’s under alien attack, can be a frustrating venture.
QT Luong, a photog famous for capturing all 59 US National Parks in large format, offers up some advice on avoiding window pain.
We love his “oh duh” tip of cleaning the window as well as the more advanced advice like ensuring the window is shaded from sunlight, using a rubber hood or dark cloth to make a seal with the window and removing your polarizing filter. Techniques that work well for DSLR and phone cameras alike!
Photo by QT Luong