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How To Print High Quality Photos From Your iPhone

How To Print High Quality Photos From Your iPhone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Discover how big you can print your iPhone photos while maintaining a high quality image. We also explore different home and professional printing methods.
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In this article you’ll discover how to create great looking prints of your iPhone photos, from small prints, to beautiful photo books, to large canvas wall hangings. 

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4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize possibly undesirable features."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you want to take better wedding photos this article has several useful tips about how to do so. It features 4 videos that show optimal poses depending on the photo you're trying to take.

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Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter

Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"This video tip is courtesy of Anthony Morganti and shows us what you can do using the Graduated Filter tool in Lightroom. What if you’ve maxed out your basic adjustments and want to go farther?"

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This quick video tutorial shows you how to use the Graduated filter tool in lightroom to make your images more vibrant. You can apply these techniques to both mobile and traditional photography.

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10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is. I see everything in terms of underwater."

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With waterproof phones such as the Samsung S6 becoming more popular, it won't be long before smartphone photographers take their pursuits below the water. This article explores the ways in which you can make the most of out those underwater shots.

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Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8

Build a DIY Flexible Camera Mount for Just $8 | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"If you need an accessory for mounting your camera to random places, instead of purchasing a Gorillapod (or something similar), you can go a thrifty do-it-yourself route."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This article explains how you can save money by building your own camera mount with $8 worth of materials. It's a must-see for any photographer.

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Man Bitten While Taking Selfie with Rattlesnake, Gets $153K Hospital Bill

Man Bitten While Taking Selfie with Rattlesnake, Gets $153K Hospital Bill | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"People still aren't getting the message that taking selfies with wild animals can be a very bad idea."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you ever think taking a selfie with a venomous animal is a good idea, just keep this story in mind. Apparently, one man had to pay a $153,000 bill as a result of the injuries he got from trying to take this risky selfie. 

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13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method to get the photographer to start looking at the world in a new way in order to facilitate, restart, refine, or improve your photography."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This article contains many ideas on how to get yourself to push through an artistic block or inspire you to further expand your boundaries.

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6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options

6 Top Online Photography Portfolio Hosting Options | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Your photography deserves a website that can showcase its creativity and beauty... without breaking the bank. "

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Here are a few useful resources for showcasing your photographs to the public.

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Step by Step Using Merge to Panorama in Lightroom

Step by Step Using Merge to Panorama in Lightroom | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Do you ever find yourself struggling to include everything you want to capture in a single frame? Well then, panoramic photography might be exactly what you need to solve this problem.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This comprehensive article explains the process of merging your panorama photos into a single image in Lightroom. Whether you're a mobile photographer or a pro, you can use the tips in this article to get the most out of your panorama photos. 

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This Website Can Identify the Bird Species in a Photo

This Website Can Identify the Bird Species in a Photo | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"If you're interested at all in bird watching and photography, Merlin Bird Photo ID is a website you should add to your bookmarks. It’s a new website that can help you identify the species of the bird in your photograph."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This new website promises to change the way bird photographers identify birds in their pictures. It uses artificial intelligence to figure out the type of bird in your photo and has 90% accuracy.

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iPhone 6 and Hyperlapse - Pune - YouTube

"Watch Pune captured through iPhone 6 and Hyperlapse."

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This video demonstrates an interesting scene captured with the iPhone 6 and hyperlapse. 

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44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Whether you're a smartphone photographer or a seasoned pro, these tips will help you take better photos. 

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Shooting Insect Macros on the Cheap with a Reversed Lens

Shooting Insect Macros on the Cheap with a Reversed Lens | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to achieve high magnification in your photography, you need to know about the reverse lens macro photography technique."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This article does a good job of explaining the technique of using cheap macro lenses to capture stunning close-up shots of insects. Just in time for summer.

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12 Ways To Create Stunning iPhone Photos Using Color

12 Ways To Create Stunning iPhone Photos Using Color | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Discover how to create stunning iPhone photos by taking advantage of the colors in your scene and using them as a foundation for your compositions.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

In this tutorial you’ll discover how to create stunning iPhone photos by taking advantage of the colors in your scene and using them as a foundation for your compositions.

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8 Camera Shots and Angles From Cinema That Can Help Improve Your Photos

8 Camera Shots and Angles From Cinema That Can Help Improve Your Photos | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Today, we are taking a look at a number of these typical cinematic camera shots and angles to learn how they could be incorporated into still photography."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Here are 8 camera shots and angles that will make your mobile photographs look really good.

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100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here's What They Captured.

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here's What They Captured. | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

An interesting look at life from the perspective of a homeless person. Use these images as inspiration for your next mobile photography project.  

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8 DIY Smartphone Photography Tips From A Pro

8 DIY Smartphone Photography Tips From A Pro | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Matthew Rycroft of The Cooperative of Photography teaches us how to use our Smartphone cameras to their full potential.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Unleash the full potential of your smartphone camera with these 8 great DIY tips from some of the best smartphone photographers. 

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Alexa Pressman's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:26 PM

Feeling creative? These awesome DIY smartphone photography ideas are definitely worth your time.

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3 Steps to Photoshop Retouching for Natural Looking Portraits

3 Steps to Photoshop Retouching for Natural Looking Portraits | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"In the world of photography, editing and retouching are just as important as the imagery itself. Every image that you see published has been through its fair share of post-processing before it is seen by the public."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

The trick to post-processing is to make it look as if it hasn’t been retouched at all. This article explains how you can achieve fantastic results with all your photos.

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How to Smooth an Overly Bright Sky Into a Clean White Background

How to Smooth an Overly Bright Sky Into a Clean White Background | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
With PicsArt, you can fix pale and overly bright background with a neat solid white background, while emboldening your main subject.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you've ever taken a photo and had noticed that the background washed out your main subject, you need to check out this tutorial. It explains how to correct this issue using the PicsArt photo app. 

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How to Add Metadata to Your Images in Photoshop

How to Add Metadata to Your Images in Photoshop | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"What could be more exciting than metadata? Okay, so pretty much everything else. If you need to find an image later however, to win that big photo contest or finish that assignment, metadata could be invaluable."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Metadata summarizes basic information about data, which can make finding and working with particular instances of data easier. Here's how you can add it to your photos using photoshop.

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An Impressive Test of Adobe's New Dehaze Slider

An Impressive Test of Adobe's New Dehaze Slider | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Want to see an impressive example of what the new Dehaze slider in Photoshop and Lightroom can do? Check out the 1-minute video above by photographer Grant Friedman, who tested out the feature using a foggy and blown out RAW photo of Times Square on a rainy day."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

The new dehaze slider in photoshop has the ability to transform blurry photos into clear compositions. Here's how it works.

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A Better Kind of Selfie Stick: "Friend" - YouTube

"Finally, take selfies so good they're just called "pictures"."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Selfie sticks, move over. Here's the best alternative.

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Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested in film formats of the past."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Although it is becoming more common to use smartphones and digital cameras to take pictures, there are still some advantages to using traditional film. This article explores a few of those advantages, as well as common disadvantages. 

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Aerial Photographs of London Glowing at Night

Aerial Photographs of London Glowing at Night | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"After photographing a number of US cities at night through the open door of a helicopter, photographer Vincent Laforet has taken his Air project across the pond to shoot aerial shots of European cities."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

These night time aerial views of London show an interesting perspective of the city most people don't see. You can use these photos as inspiration for your next photography project.

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5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures

5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Long exposure photography makes it possible to show the passage of time in a still photograph. It does this by blurring moving elements and sharpening the static parts. But there is a downside to long exposures – any camera movement blurs the static elements."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

These 5 useful tips are great for anyone interested in using long exposures to take photos of different scenes.

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