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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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The Moon Passing in Front of the Earth, As Seen from 1 Million Miles Away

The Moon Passing in Front of the Earth, As Seen from 1 Million Miles Away | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Last month, NASA shared the first full photo of Earth captured with its new DSCOVR camera that's floating 1 million miles away."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This is not something you get to see everyday. 

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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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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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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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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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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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Start Making Better Bird Pictures

Start Making Better Bird Pictures | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Three bird photographers share their secrets of capturing these fine-feathered creatures
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Take your bird pictures to the next level with these awesome photography tips.

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Photos Arranged Side-by-Side to Create Clever Scenes

Photos Arranged Side-by-Side to Create Clever Scenes | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Upon first glance, the images in art director Stephen McMennamy's #combophoto project may look like surreal photo-manipulations created using Photoshop."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

These epic photos are created using a very simple technique that doesn't involve photoshop. Prepare to get inspired.

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Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are decaying remnants of prototypes from the Soviet space shuttle program."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

A photographer recently stumbled across this amazing abandoned cosmodrone. Check out what he found there.

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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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Richard Prince Selling Other People's Instagram Shots Without Permission for $100K

Richard Prince Selling Other People's Instagram Shots Without Permission for $100K | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Artist Richard Prince is notorious in the art world for taking other people’s work, “appropriating” them as his own with various changes, and then selling them for large amounts of dough."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

An interesting article I came across today while looking for tips to scoop. It really draws light on the issue of privacy and the implications associated with having your photos open to the public.

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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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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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Father and Son Take the Same Picture Every Year for Nearly 3 Decades

Father and Son Take the Same Picture Every Year for Nearly 3 Decades | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"An anonymous father and son over in China are making headlines in that country and across the Internet after their special photos tradition came to light recently."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

It's safe to say these pictures speak for themselves. This is what 27 years of life looks like.

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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 What Adobe's Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

This is What Adobe's Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Adobe's new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Adobe's new Dehaze slider is a great tool for removing excess light pollution from photos, leaving them looking more stunning than ever. Here's a quick peek at what you can expect from this feature.

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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. "

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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

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Photographing the Default Wallpaper for Windows 10

Photographing the Default Wallpaper for Windows 10 | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"‘Bliss,’ the default wallpaper that shipped with Windows XP, was photographed in Sonoma County, California, and may be the most viewed photo of all time. "

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Go behind-the-scenes with photographer Bradley G. Munkowitz as he explains how he captured the iconic wallpaper photo for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

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Silverlit's DigiCam RC Helicopter is a Tiny Camera with Rotors Attached

Silverlit's DigiCam RC Helicopter is a Tiny Camera with Rotors Attached | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"If you have ever looked at a camera lens and wished you could simply stick helicopter rotors on it and then fly it around the house, you are in luck."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

A toy company has created a tiny RC helicopter with a built-in camera capable of taking pictures and videos, and its actually pretty cool.

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How cool is this!!

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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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This Amazing Photo Shows a Surfer Above Water and Photographers Below

This Amazing Photo Shows a Surfer Above Water and Photographers Below | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Photographer Sash Fitzsimmons captured this amazing photograph this past winter while working with surfer Billy Kemper off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out this photo that was taken off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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