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13 Images from This Week's Lunar Eclipse [Blood Moon] - Digital Photography School

13 Images from This Week's Lunar Eclipse [Blood Moon] - Digital Photography School | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
This week photographers around the world pointed their cameras at the night sky and photographed the Lunar Eclipse. Here’s just a few shots shared on 500px and Flickr in the last 24 hours – enjoy! Blood Moon April 15, 2014 by Sean Bagshaw on 500px Total Lunar Eclipse by Sean Parker on 500px Blood Moon …
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Did you catch the blood moon on April 15th? If not, here is a great scale of display and honestly we could just stare at this for hours mesmerized by the light and shadows.

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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
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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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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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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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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.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

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
Jerome Okutho's insight:

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

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

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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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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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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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."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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."

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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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. "

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

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
Jerome Okutho's insight:

After reading these interesting facts, you'll never look at photography the same way again.

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