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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Five Photobook Projects to Try With SimplePrints

  Photobooks are a great way to preserve and share your favorite memories – the birth of a new baby, family vacations, weddings and holiday gatherings are all pretty popular themes we see at SimplePrints.  However, with a little creativity and perhaps some simple editing, you can make many other kinds of books you may […]

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Four Easy Tips to Make Great Photobooks with SimplePrints

  Creating your own photobook with an iPhone app like SimplePrints is easy – you can build a complete book in just a matter of minutes.  Making a really great book however takes a little more thought and planning than just adding photos from your iPhone.  By following these tips and suggestions, you can make […]

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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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The Story of a 40 Year Marriage as Told by Photographs of Every Day Household Objects

Photographs by their very nature have long been an effective storytelling tool.  They capture moments in time, recording people, places, and objects that evoke emotions and memories, even when viewed by those unfamiliar with the picture’s subjects.  There are countless ways to use photography to tell a story; the photographer is limited only by their […]

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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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