How to Take Great Fireworks Pictures with your iPhone

  (Photo by Michael Paul Willis / CC BY-ND 2.0) Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means it’s time to gather up the family, fire up the barbecue, and check out your local fireworks displays!  While the best way to capture amazing fireworks photos is with a professional DSLR, that doesn’t mean you […]

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New Instagram Release Introduces In-App Photo Editing Features

This week, Instagram released a major update introducing new “Creative Tools” for photo editing within the app. The new features not only allow users to adjust Filter Strength but also control other photo editing options which include: Brightness:  Make your photo brighter or darker Contrast:  Make bright areas brighter and dark areas darker Warmth:  Enhances […]

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Photography Challenges to Help Inspire and Motivate You

  (Photo by Esther Vargas / overlaid text added to original / CC BY-SA 2.0) Photography challenges are a great tool for both beginner and experienced photographers to get inspired and learn new skills.  No matter how fun and convenient it is to take pictures with your iPhone, having a guide or goal can help improve your photography and […]

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Tilt Shift Effects with an iPhone

One of the reasons people love using their DSLR cameras is that, with the right lens, you can easily capture shots with nicely blurred backgrounds that make it very clear what the viewer should focus on. With a tilt shift lens you can go beyond that by making the subject crystal clear and everything else […]

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Captivating Silhouette iPhotography

  Most photographers will tell you that the best time of day to shoot photos is just before twilight when the light takes on an almost magical buttery soft quality. It makes pretty much any picture look simply amazing. I love shooting at twilight for a whole other reason: silhouettes. Silhouettes are photos where a dark […]

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Capture The Subtle Signs of Spring

  Here in California we’re finally getting rain, lots and lots of rain. Over on the East Coast there are rumors of more snow, as if there hadn’t already been enough snow for two winters, let alone one. And yet, as February comes to a quiet close and March gets ready to step in, tiny […]

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3 Ways to Get Inspired When You Just Don’t Know What To Shoot

Sometimes, when the holidays are over, the winter doldrums have set in, and inspiration has pretty much vanished, we sit there with our phones in hand, knowing there are things we could be capturing for posterity, should be capturing, and yet, we come up blank. Another picture of the kids playing Legos? Another picture of the […]

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The iPhone Photo Seen Around the World

We whip out our phones to snap photos of our kids, our pets, the coffee we’re about to enjoy, and sometimes a gorgeous view that takes our breath away.  For the most part those photos live on our phones, the lucky ones waiting to be turned into photo books. Other times we share them on […]

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Taking Sports photos with the iPhone

It’s a fair bet that none of the professional sports photographers who have descended on Sochi are shooting photos with their iPhones. Most likely they’re carting some serious photography equipment, but some photographers are starting to think that in a generation or two that might well no longer be the case.  We, however, are not […]

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4 Neat iPhone Photo Apps

Of course your iPhone has a camera, and that camera comes with its own editing software, but where’s the fun in that?  With a couple taps you can have some even better software at your fingertips and you can start to take even more stunning photos.  Try these out and see what you think! 1) […]

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