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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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Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions

Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"You’ve figured out that photography is awesome. You have your equipment. You’ve got the basics down. You know all about the “triangle” of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Now, you’re ready to put them to use. You’re ready to go outside and experiment. But wait. You haven’t yet considered the weather."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

One thing about photography is that no matter how good you are, you can't control the weather. That's why its always important to have the right equipment at hand. If you're curious about what type of equipment I am talking about, read this article.

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How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd) - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial

How to Shoot Portraits in Public (And Avoid a Crowd) - Tuts+ Photography Tutorial | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
If you're out taking photos in public, there's often little you can do to avoid crowds of people. The scenery could be beautiful, the light perfect, but if there's someone making a face in the background—the picture is ruined. This tutorial will give you some tips on isolating your subject, even when surrounded by swarms of people. | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: Photography Fundamentals, Portraits
Jerome Okutho's insight:

This tutorial explains some of the tips and techniques you can use to capture clear photos in a crowded public space. Whether you're trying to take a picture of someone or want to capture an interesting object from a distance, you can use these tips to make your photos look better.

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Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour

Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The major eruption that began September 30, 1994 (launch day) got almost immediate coverage by the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

The eruption of Kliuchevskoi Volcano  in 1994 was one of the most spectacular natural events to take place. The eruption was photographed 115 miles above the Earth by the Space Shuttle Endeavor, and resulted in two of most amazing pictures ever taken.

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How to take great bird photos in your backyard

How to take great bird photos in your backyard | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Do you love watching the birds at your feeder and want to get better photographs of them? Here are great tips for building a perch and getting natural-looking photos of your favorite birds.
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This article explains how you can capture professional-looking photos of birds in your backyard. The article goes into detail about things you can use to attract different birds, how to balance color and texture in the photo,  and what camera settings you should use for the best results.

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How the camera saved the photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Telegraph

How the camera saved the photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Telegraph | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia crashed out of school and nearly died experimenting with drugs, but his fortunes changed when he picked up a camera at art school.
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Who would've guessed that photography could save lives? Well, that's exactly what happened to Philip-Lorca diCorcia, a man who turned his life around through photography. His photos have been displayed in galleries around the world and so has his inspirational story. This article takes you through his trials and tribulations as a photographer.

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2013’s Best Entertainment Photography

2013’s Best Entertainment Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"As the proto-gentrification musical asks, "How do you measure a year?" How about measuring it in entertainment photography? If each picture says a thousand words, then consider this a 45,000-word review in review."

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With 2013 almost at an end, here's a look at some of the most memorable entertainment photos of this year. The article features pictures of stars such as Beyoncé, Kim and Kanye, Daft Punk, Miley, Jennifer Lawrence, and much more.

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2013 Black Friday Camera and Photo Deals

2013 Black Friday Camera and Photo Deals | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"At this poing, Black Friday is almost a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving itself. Turkey and stuffing have taken a back seat to cheap stuff. We get it. But, in the interest of giving you as much freetime with your family as possible, we're rounding up some of the best deals.


We apologize in advance to your bank account.


[Disclaimer: These deals will change, sell-out, and sometimes do otherwise annoying things. We'll do our best to keep up with the links as they're added or die, but we do have turkey to eat...]"

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Black Friday is here, and so are the new 2013 Black Friday Camera deals from stores across the country. If you're lucky enough, you'll be able to find what you're looking for at half the price. If you're not, just get yourself some Thanksgiving Turkey and call it a day.

This article contains some of the hottest deals from retail Best Buy, B&H, and Amazon. If you've been saving up for a new camera, this is the perfect opportunity to get that camera you've always dreamed of. So make sure you check out the site before the sales end, or the stores run out of stock. Cheap stuff is always good!

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Light Painting With Photographer Alex Deforest

Light Painting With Photographer Alex Deforest | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Alex is well-known for using “light painting”, a photographic technique in which light is combined with long exposures to paint glowing streaks in mid-air. We interviewed Alex to learn more about this unique brand of photography, and pick his brain for some of his insights on photography in general.

Lighting techniques, knowing what equipment is best suited for each situation and why.  A great camera does not necessarily produce great photos; the art is in the manipulation of the camera and equipment, not in the specs. There is a lot more to photography than the camera.

Light painting is a long exposure photo typically taken in a very dark environment.  Exposures can range anywhere from 1 second to many minutes.  During this long exposure the artist moves a light (or series of lights) around as if they were painting a scene while surrounded by darkness.

Using the technique of light painting the artist can paint or sculpt forms within the image. The artist controls whether an element remains cloaked in darkness or accentuated by light. Deep contrast between light and dark can be used to emphasize forms in a very abstract manner. Often varying intensities, colors, and textural patterns of light are used to tell the story.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Light painting should be mentioned more. For Photographer Alex Deforest, he's bringing it to the limelight. Long exposures have a full breath, now days and being able to try and re-create this may be one of the hardest tasks. But it will be, eventually rewarding. Through this long exposed shots, you are garnering up every aspect of light and emotion that could come in contact or come across the individuals face. Easily, this has to be one of the more personal portraits that has graced these pages.

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Groom Wears Glasses Camera to Capture Wedding from His Point of View

Groom Wears Glasses Camera to Capture Wedding from His Point of View | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
When technology and marketing director Michael Kammes got married to the love of his life earlier this year, he wanted to capture some footage from a unique perspective that most people don’t get to see: the groom’s. Using a 1080p keychain camera, he created what may be the first ever pair of groom point-of-view hidden camera glasses.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Weddings can now be added to the list of clever ideas. Michael Kammes, wanted to show the world his eye view of what his wedding day would turn out to be.

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5 Photography Tips: Taking Photos of Dark Colored Dogs

5 Photography Tips: Taking Photos of Dark Colored Dogs | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Today is Sugar's blog friend Oz the Terrier 10th Barkday. We met Oz last year. He was a bit shy but he's so sweet and has a cute smile. Oz has a dark colored coat/fur and it can be difficult to pho...
Jerome Okutho's insight:

A few useful tips you can use to make your dog pictures look amazing.

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4 Photo-Editing Tricks & Tips for Landscape Photography

4 Photo-Editing Tricks & Tips for Landscape Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Planet Earth is incredibly beautiful and diverse. There is always something to see, some new miracle to uncover and, hopefully, capture on camera. Landscape and travel photographers are among the luckiest in the world."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This article shares several useful tips you can use to improve the quality and composition of your landscape photographs. You can use these tips whether you're using a smartphone camera or SLR.

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Lenses for better Smartphone photography

Lenses for better Smartphone photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"There are a lot of great lenses out there you can attach to your phone that open up a new world of possibilities."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're trying to take your smartphone photography to the next level, you might want to invest in a better lens more powerful than the one comes with your device. This article provides a list of some of the best attachable lenses you can get for your smartphone this summer.

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NASA Releases Clearest Infrared Milky Way Panorama Ever Made, Comes in at 20GP

NASA Releases Clearest Infrared Milky Way Panorama Ever Made, Comes in at 20GP | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The zoomable 360-degree mosaic panorama only captures 3% of the night sky, but since it’s the 3% that usually appears front and center in every night sky time-lapse you’ve ever seen, it contains over half of the stars in our galaxy.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

After 10 years of orbiting around space, the Spitzer Space Telescope has managed to capture a 20 gigapixel made up of over 2 million infrared photos of space. If you're interested in seeing what that looks like, click on the article link.

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How LED Streetlamps Could Change the Look of Night Photography Forever

How LED Streetlamps Could Change the Look of Night Photography Forever | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Night photography in big cities has a very specific look. The ugly color cast by your standard sodium streetlight has become so common, that it many cities it's hard to imagine everything not looking dipped in orange after the sun sets. But with both LA and New York moving towards more neutral LEDs, the way our night photographs and videos look is about to change massively.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

LED lights have begun replacing the yellow sodium streetlights, and it going to have an effect on your night time photography. No longer will your photos have a yellow tinge to them, but instead they will look more neutral and balanced.

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The Rewards of Photographing People When You Travel @ Weeder

The Rewards of Photographing People When You Travel @ Weeder | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

n certain countries, candid photography or even portraits of people are either not allowed or are looked down upon, while in other places, people are more likely to react with excitement.  Different countries and cultures have different views on this type of photography, so make sure to do your research or ask someone with experience.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Traveling means you will be photographing scenery but also the people. Respect can get you incredibly far, and knowing some of the local laws will be a knowledgeable feat.

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VIDEO: How to do great holiday photography - TeleManagement

VIDEO: How to do great holiday photography - TeleManagement | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Holidays provide some of the best opportunities to get great photos, if you remember a few simple tips. Here’s professional photographer Nigel Barker of America’s Next Top Model, with great advice for getting the most out of every photo op.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Learn how to do great holiday photography with this video that covers some useful tips about capturing fun moments during the holiday season.

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The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Photographers! Let's talk a little about this! The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions
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6 Tips for Near-Macro Photography with a Telephoto Lens

6 Tips for Near-Macro Photography with a Telephoto Lens | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Macro lenses are specially designed to minimise the focussing distance, allowing the photographer to get closer to the subject and so increase the reproduction ratio.  There are a number of other techniques that can be used to help achieve the desired magnification without a dedicated lens (extension tubes, close-up filters, reversing rings), however, one of less often considered techniques is to use something that you probably already have in your kit bag: a telephoto lens.

Telephoto lenses offer extreme magnification but generally have much larger minimum focussing distances pushing the photographer further from the subject and so reducing the reproduction ratio.  Some telephoto lenses, when combined with camera systems utilising smaller sensors, are able to offer 1:1 magnification (‘true macro’) however, typically, telephoto lenses are limited to close-up photography, at near-macro reproduction ratios.

Using a telephoto lens for this kind of work offers a couple of advantages over a dedicated macro lens that are a direct result of the large minimum focus distance.  Because the working distance to the subject is in the region of 1 metre (compared to 15 – 30 cm of standard macro lenses) the risk of disturbing your subject as you compose your shot is much reduced.  Also, given the extra distance between the camera and the subject, you are much less likely to cast a shadow over your subject and have a lot of freedom with the lighting you can employ to light the subject – both natural and flash.



Kitty Fisher's insight:

A wonderful idea, I never thought about using a telephoto lens to use in Macro photography. Usually you just see telephoto lens as that lens you use when your on vacation, to capture things too far away. But I like the thought of macro photography.

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How To Take Ridiculously Unique Photos

How To Take Ridiculously Unique Photos | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

How do you make your photography more meaningful, moving and unique? Motivations significantly influence the quality of photography we create. Pleasing everyone doesn't work, which can lead to an uninspiring image.


Giving yourself a photography assignment, then narrowing focus.

I can still go take a photo of the Opera House, for example. But a pretty picture, which has also been taken by millions of people, won’t do now.

If I’m going to hold myself to account and really make this day about making a difference to someone through my photography, I’ll need to dig much deeper.


Creating Art, look at the issues surrounding it today (art vs politics, need for funding and redevelopment, modern society vs art, budget cuts, people who make it all work) and attempt to take photos which tell those stories in a powerful way.


Kitty Fisher's insight:

Taking a photo from a different prespective than the traditional and taking a unique approach to it, can be challenging in itself. How do we stand from another view to capture say a historical statue, but creating art as well. Not just documenting that we've been there and seen this?

This article is a perfect explain and gives fresh, new ideas.

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