photography

Ask LH: Who Owns The Rights When A Professional Photographer Takes My Picture?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a gift voucher for a fashion shoot with a professional photographer. The package includes the photo session itself plus one large print. I was hoping to get digital copies of some good shots (if not all of them). Who owns the rights to those images? Can I ask for them without having to pay for them?


How To Craft Your Own Super-Resolution Photographs With A Regular DSLR

Not everyone has the cash to spend on a 50 megapixel camera, even if such a device now exists at the consumer level. That said, it is possible to dramatically increase the amount of detail in the pictures you take with your 10-20 megapixel shooter, if you’re willing to spend some time in Photoshop.


Take Photos Of Space With Your Smartphone, Filters And A Telescope

If you’ve ever tried to take a picture of the moon with your smartphone, you know it’s basically impossible to get anything better than an over-exposed white blip. However, it’s possible to take great pictures with your smartphone as long as you have a decent telescope. Andrew Symes of Canadian Astronomy explains how.


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Print Instant Photos At My Wedding?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m on the hunt for an instant print camera that also saves to SD card for my wedding coming up in a couple of months. I have delved the depths of the internet and found two options — the Polaroid Socialmatic and the Polaroid Z2300 — but the reviews suggest the printing is slow and I don’t want the guests to have to work out the menu (especially as the night races on and the drinks are flowing). Any other options for a combined digital/printing solution?


Affinity Photo Is A Feature-Rich Photoshop Alternative, Currently Free

Mac: The makers of one of our favourite Adobe Illustrator alternatives, Affinity Designer, are back with a high-end Photoshop replacement, Affinity Photo. And you can currently grab the beta for free.


Ask LH: Is It Illegal To Have A Camera Installed In Your Swimming Pool?

Hey Lifehacker, Is it illegal to have cameras installed in home swimming pools? I want to rig one up for a variety of purposes, but don’t want to get fined for doing so! Any advice?


This Video Shows How To Get The Right Exposure With Your Camera

Want to take better pictures? Proper exposure is a critical part of that equation. The video above from Canon and photographer Arthur Morris teaches us settings to use for our DSLRs and how to use histograms.


Burstio Turns iOS Burst Photos Into GIFs

iPhone: The burst mode on iOS is great, but Apple doesn’t provide a good way to piece them all together. Burstio turns those photos into GIFs or videos.


Reuk Puts Loads Of Manual Camera Controls On Your iPhone

iOS: We’ve seen manual camera apps for iOS before, but Reuk offers a slightly different take on the idea. It includes a full set of manual controls, but it’s also surprisingly easy to use.


Display A More Genuine Smile By Saying 'Cheeks' Instead Of 'Cheese'

If you’re having a hard time faking a smile, or want to get the best out of a photo you’re taking, ditch the “cheese” and try “cheeks” instead.