photography

Why Having A Popular Photo On Reddit Can Be A Bad Thing

When it comes to generating ridiculous amounts of traffic, nothing much beats hitting the front page of Reddit. Whether you’re promoting a blog post, software or in this case, a photograph, Reddit is your best chance of spreading the word. There are some caveats, of course, particularly when images are involved, as photographer Kris J B recently (and unfortunately) learned the hard way.


This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, and MIT has a one on documentary photography and photojournalism that is worth checking out. It’s open to the public, and it will teach you new photography skills and help you improve on old ones.


Inside The New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way To Shoot

There’s been loads of speculation about the HTC One M8′s strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above.


Protect Your Camera Lenses With A Stubby Holder (And Other Camera Tricks)

DSLR cameras are incredible photography tools, but with so many lenses to carry around, it’s easy to damage something if you don’t take the proper precautions. Photography site COOPH suggests using a stubby holder to protect lenses when they’re out of the case.


InstagramSaver Downloads Your Entire Public Instagram Library

Windows: If you want to back up all of the photos and videos you’ve uploaded to your Instagram profile, InstagramSaver makes it easy. You can also download the public libraries from other accounts you follow, like sports teams or celebrities.


Make Your Own Photo Booth With A Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown you how to build a photo booth with a laptop and some PVC pipe before. This all-in-one Raspberry Pi setup from maker Chris Evans will upload the photos it takes to Tumblr as an animated GIF.


How To Get The Most Out Of The New Google Camera For Android

Recently, Google released its own camera to the Play Store for any device running KitKat or higher. Not only did this release add a few new features, it brought a host of awesome things that were previously stock-locked to many more devices. Here are some of the coolest things you can do with Google Camera, and how to get the most out of them.


MagiCam Is A Fast, Simple Camera From The Makers Of Camera+

iPhone: Camera+ is the best camera app for the iPhone, and today it gets a companion of sorts with MagiCam. Unlike Camera+, MagiCam is all about speed and simplicity.


All The Awesome Stuff You Can Do With Google+ Photos

Even if you don’t use Google+ for its social aspects, you might want to use the service for its stellar photo capabilities alone. From unlimited photos storage to automatic enhancements and robust photo editing tools, here are the things you can do with your photos on Google+ that you might be missing out on.


Add GPS Data To Any Camera's Pictures With Your iPhone

iOS: Older cameras still take great pictures, but they’re missing newer features like GPS tagging. If you want to add that in, Cult of Mac shows how to do it using an iPhone, the camera connections kit, and some software on your Mac.