During a visit to Florida over the holidays, I went with Erin and my family to downtown Orlando and Lake Eola. Like any lake in Florida, there’s an abundance of wildlife, and it gave me the opportunity to use a new smartphone photography tool – my selfie stick (though I didn’t use it for a […]
When I first started taking photos with my phone, I often held the phone upright, in portrait orientation, without giving it a second thought.
Sometimes you have to create the scene that you want, and that was the case with this photo. I really wanted a silhouetted subject to contrast with the bright colors of the ocean, but I didn’t have enough time to wait for someone to walk by on their own. So, I got some help. First, […]
When I began to get serious about taking good pictures with my phone, I realized the days of simply opening up the camera app, clicking away, and posting whatever picture resulted were behind me. Over the past 6-8 months, I’ve tried a wide variety of photo taking, photo editing, and photo modifying apps for iPhone. […]
Today, I want to take you through the steps I took to frame and edit a photo I recently took of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA.
I often browse Instagram for inspiration, because you can find some really cool photos and then try to create something similar on your own. It can be a great source of ideas, and a way to improve my own skills. Recently, I’ve seen a number of awesome images that use blur effects with great success. I […]
There are really two parts to making a great photo: taking the shot, and editing the shot. I’ve been on a journey to improve my skills in both, and occasionally I’ll be taking you through the exact steps I used to take a photo from the composition to the original shot to the final edited version. […]
Getting the sky to look good can be one of the trickiest things to do when taking pictures with a smartphone. Whether too light or too dark or too something, the sky doesn’t always play nice. I’ve spent a lot of time learning and practicing and here are a few things I pay attention to when it comes to getting the sky looking right:
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