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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."

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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."

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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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The Dangers of Selfie Sticks PSA - YouTube

"Pizza Hut just posted this humorous 2.5-minute commercial public service announcement warning that “egotastic specimens of visual self obsession” (AKA people who take selfies) are in danger due to the rise of selfie sticks."

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If you're the type of person who's unashamed to pull out a selfie stick in the middle of a causal photo shoot, you might want to check this video out.

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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."

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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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This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO — affect the outcome of photographs. "

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Whether you're a smartphone photographer or pro, you can use this infographic to learn how to adjust your camera settings and take better pictures.

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10 Tips for Good Smartphone Photography

10 Tips for Good Smartphone Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"While it's interesting to know and understand what constitutes a digital camera module, that won't help much when it comes to actually taking a photo on your smartphone. From a photography enthusiast and mobile hardware reviewer, here are 10 tips to take awesome shots using your smartphone."

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Take your smartphone photography skills to the next level with these 10 awesome tips.

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13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending "facts" about photography. These are short and seeming
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After reading these interesting facts, you'll never look at photography the same way again.

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9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos... And How to Fix Them

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos... And How to Fix Them | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot?"

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If you're not satisfied with the way you look in your photos, check out this cool little article.

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Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations that show everyday scenes with major twists."

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Photography is not only a medium for self expression, but also a great way to create unique effects that bend the mind. These photos by Swedish photographer, Erik Johansson show just how far photography can go.

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Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to Adobe Photoshop for professional photographers and retouchers who work on a Mac."

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if you're looking for a free alternative to Photoshop, Affinty Photo might just be the best option. This article explains the different features you can expect from this versatile photo editor.

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Winter Wonderland: Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow

Winter Wonderland: Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Last year, photographer Seph Lawless published a project called “Black Friday” showing abandoned malls across the US — widely-published photos that documented the victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution."

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Most people usually think of malls as places bustling with activity and thousands of people. However, what this photographer captured inside this mall is haunting and beautiful at the same time.

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11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, but I would argue that it’s far more interesting to photographs cities at dawn."

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Whether you're a mobile photographer or a pro, the tips in this article will help you capture better sunset photos in a variety of diverse landscapes. 

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Stay Focused: An App That Brings Focus Stacking to Your iPhone Camera

Stay Focused: An App That Brings Focus Stacking to Your iPhone Camera | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Stay Focused is a new app that brings focus stacking to the iPhone. By shooting multiple photos at different focus distances and then combining them, the app allows users to capture images with a greater depth of field than a single iPhone snap may allow."

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Stay Focused is an app for smartphone photographers who want to make their mobile photos stand out with a higher depth of a field. This article explores the features you can expect from this groundbreaking app.

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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."

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

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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."

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

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7 Smartphone Photography Tips | Take Better Pictures

7 Smartphone Photography Tips | Take Better Pictures | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
You have a great smartphone camera. Now, take even greater pictures with these smartphone photography tips.
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Use these tips to take your smartphone photos to the next level.

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Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a photograp
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This guy decided to document every mile of his trip from Mexico to Canada. The results are pretty awesome.

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How to take better photos with your smartphone camera!

How to take better photos with your smartphone camera! | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Phones that have a camera have evolved much in recent years, but they do not always achieve quality images from the first attempt, excluding a DSLR quality. Below you can learn how to get better quality

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If you're serious about taking photos with your smartphone, this article explains the various techniques you can use to take better pictures.

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ASUS Unveils a Smartphone Xenon Flash Unit That’s 400x Brighter Than LED Flashes

ASUS Unveils a Smartphone Xenon Flash Unit That’s 400x Brighter Than LED Flashes | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Taking photos is one of the main ways people use smartphones these days, and phone makers are trying all kinds of ideas for one-upping its competitors in photo features.
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This new flash accessory from Asus promises to improve the quality of your pictures considerably. Take a look at this article for more info.

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Rule of Thirds - Digital Photography School

Rule of Thirds - Digital Photography School | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Here's everything you need to know about the "Rule of Thirds" - a simple principle that will help you to take well balanced and interesting shots.
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The key to taking good photos is understanding and applying the rule of thirds before you hit the shutter button. This article explains everything you need to know about using this popular photography technique.

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Mobile Photography is here to stay, and how! | The Wanderer - A Travel and Living blog from India

Mobile Photography is here to stay, and how! | The Wanderer - A Travel and Living blog from India | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Exploring the evolution of Mobile Phone photography through my images, and also peeking into its future
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Mobile photography has come along way since it was just a side feature on most smartphones. This article shows its evolution and attempts to predict how mobile photography will look like in the future.

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The 30 Most Important Digital Cameras of All Time

The 30 Most Important Digital Cameras of All Time | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
From the first prototype of 1975 to Sony's Cyber-shot RX1 of 2012, here's a chronicle of photography's inevitable march to digital
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While most photography today takes place on the screens of smartphones, there's no doubt that the digital cameras of the past have paved the way.This article explores 30 of the most iconic digital cameras in the history of photography.

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10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Photo - Digital Photography School

10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Photo - Digital Photography School | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"What goes through your mind in the moments as you raise your digital camera up to take a shot and before you press the shutter?"

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There are a few things you have to ask yourself before you decide to take a photo with your smartphone or digital camera. Here are 10 of the most important ones.

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CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That's Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain

CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That's Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” In Italian company called CoeLux has developed a new light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it can trick both human brains and cameras."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

When most photographers think about lighting, images of bright light stands typically come to mind. However, one company is revolutionizing photographic lighting by emulating the light produced by the sun. The result is mind blowing. 

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