How to Make a SimplePrints Photobook When Your Pictures Aren’t on Your Smartphone

(Photo by Steve Hodgson / CC BY-SA 2.0) While camera phones are the most popular devices used to take pictures (according to Flickr’s Camera Finder page), their limited storage capacity and susceptibility to being damaged or lost makes them poor long term storage devices for your photos.  Thankfully, there are many other options to choose from – whether you […]

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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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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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