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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.
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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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6 Tips to Make Great Photographs with the iPhone 6

6 Tips to Make Great Photographs with the iPhone 6 | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"When you leave home and hit the road, be it for work, play, or pretty much anything you set out to do, you should always carry a camera."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Great tips about how to make the most out of your iPhone's amazing camera.

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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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Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour

Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"The sun can be a photographer’s best friend: it is a constant source of light that lasts all day and doesn’t require any power from your end to keep it up and running."

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Jon Salmon and his team show us how to use the sun during various times of the day to obtain the ideal lighting during a shoot.

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Here's Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Here's Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant platform of the visual content world."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Instagram recently decided to remove its square format, and the reason behind it is explained in this article. An interesting read.

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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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18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone

18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
We talked to the photographers to find out how they did it.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

All of these photos were taken with an iPhone 6. It's incredible to see how far smartphone photography has come.

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MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph

MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"MIT scientists have designed a new camera that will never overexpose a photograph, no matter what the lighting situation is."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Overexposure will soon be a forgotten thing once cameras integrate this amazing feature into their cameras.

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John Dean's curator insight, August 21, 2015 1:22 AM

That's really cool technology, but I'm not quite sure if I'd need it right now. Maybe it's one of those things that you don't know you need until you have it?

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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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This Photo Shows Butterflies Drinking Turtle Tears

This Photo Shows Butterflies Drinking Turtle Tears | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"This remarkable photograph shows two Julia Butterflies in Ecuador quenching their thirst by drinking tears from the eyes of two turtles."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This epic photo was awarded Picture of the Year in 2014 by the Wikimedia Commons.

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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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Trey Ratcliff Designed an Ultimate Camera Bag, and Now It's Blowing Up

Trey Ratcliff Designed an Ultimate Camera Bag, and Now It's Blowing Up | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"It seems that when the Internet's most followed photographer designs a camera bag, the world of photography listens."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This camera bag will make travel photography less of a hassle. IT features a semi-rigid outer shell that grows and shrinks depending on what you need to carry. 

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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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Photo Editing and Drawing Tutorials - PicsArt

Photo Editing and Drawing Tutorials - PicsArt | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Tilt-shift photography is an awesome way to give your photos a miniature effect, but did you know that you can create the same effect with PicsArt’s Tilt Shift Tool? Read on to learn how to do it!

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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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Teen Girl Shoots Beautiful and Creative Portraits of Her Pet Dogs

Teen Girl Shoots Beautiful and Creative Portraits of Her Pet Dogs | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"If you're a dog lover, you've got to check out the photography of 17-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh. Her two main photo subjects are her two dogs."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

These series of photos show how you can take something as ordinary as your pets and transform it into a creative masterpiece. 

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How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon

How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"So an image of mine (@lightbrekkie) appears to be doing the rounds lately on Instagram and you may have seen it."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're interested in seeing how @lightbrekkie captured this once-in-a-lifetime image, check out this article. It goes into depth about the techniques that were used.

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Adobe's next mobile photo editor could be revealed in October

Adobe's next mobile photo editor could be revealed in October | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
"Project Rigel," Adobe's mysterious upcoming mobile photo editor, could be officially unveiled in October.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Here's the latest update about Adobe's next mobile editor.

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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."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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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One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Here's what's considered beautiful around the world. An interesting look at how everyone perceives what's attractive.

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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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5 Simple Ways to Create Expressive Photos in Black and White

5 Simple Ways to Create Expressive Photos in Black and White | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Can you visualize the world around you in black and white? It’s not easy to do at first with an array bright colors competing for your attention. Look a little closer however, and you may recognize the broad potential for expressive imagery."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This article provides useful tips about using black and white filters to make your photos more expressive. A great read for any photographer.

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Wow: This Algorithm Can Separate Reflections from Photographs

Wow: This Algorithm Can Separate Reflections from Photographs | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Researchers at Google and MIT have figured out a way to automatically remove reflections and obstructions from photographs, and their latest demo of the technology is amazing."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

While it may be a while before you see this feature on your smartphone camera, its still cool to see how effective this algorithm is at removing obstructions from 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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This is How Our Photos of Pluto Have Improved Over the Years

This is How Our Photos of Pluto Have Improved Over the Years | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Pluto was first discovered on February 18, 1930, by a 23-year-old man named Clyde Tombaugh, who compared photos captured 6 days apart and discovered the dwarf planet moving between the two shots."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Here’s a look at how mankind’s view of Pluto has gotten sharper over the years as we’ve pointed better (and closer) cameras at it.

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