photography

Android's Camera Gets A UI Overhaul, New Features, Play Store Release

Android: Google’s built-in camera app for Android has been one of the few remaining outliers in the deluge of stock Android apps released on the Play Store. That ends today, and we get a bunch of new features to boot.


Take Awesome Astronomy Photos With A Smartphone And A Telescope

If you’re eager to start photographing the night sky, but you want to do so on a budget, it can be done — even with just a smartphone and a telescope.


Put Bright Stickers On The Camera For Great Baby Photos

Getting your baby to look at the camera lens, or at your smartphone’s camera, isn’t easy. Lifehacker reader Sidin Vadukut shares a great tip to divert your toddler’s gaze where you want it while keeping your hands free to take a photo.


'If It Bends, Bend It' To Look Better In Photos

When it comes to looking good in photographs, you need stuff that you can remember quickly when facing a camera. Photographer Deanna McCollum offers a simple mantra that should be easy to enact before the shutter clicks.


Use Interesting, Active Photos Instead Of Head Shots For Online Dating

If you find yourself at Inbox Zero more often than you’d like on your dating site of choice, there are certain types of profile pictures that are more likely to get attention. Namely, use something active that shows off your hobbies and personality.


The Best Tools And Apps To Make The Most Of Flickr

Flickr is one of the best services available when it comes to organising your photos and sharing them with the world. It can also back up your photos and offers lots of free storage space. Still, it can be even better with a few useful tools made by users like yourself. Here are some of the best.


The Photographer Behind Windows XP's Iconic 'Bliss' Background Shares His Design Tips

In January 1996, Charles “Chuck” O’Rear captured the above photo on his Mamiya RZ 67 film camera while driving through the wine counties of California. It would go on to become the default wallpaper for Windows XP — an image that has been seen by hundreds of millions of people. Here is the story behind the iconic photo, along with O’Rear’s design tips for perfect wallpaper creation.


DIY Pocket-Sized Tripod Takes Blur-Free Photographs

The cheap string tripod is a great trick when you need steady shots without proper equipment. Instructables user inspiredwood took it to the next level with a DIY contraption that makes it a much more pocketable solution.


Lighting Or Hardware: What's More Important When Recording A Tutorial?

For the particularly crafty among us you might, on occasion, feel the need to record a how-to video about your hobby. Sadly, this spark of motivation can be quickly stifled not from a lack of desire, but understanding. If you’re after a few tips on what equipment you’ll need and the best way to approach the task, MAKE’s Becky Stern has some advice for you.


Orient Levels Your Photos Automatically When You Take Them

Whether you just can’t seem to hold your hand steady or you tend to take pictures quickly on the go, sometimes it’s hard to take a level photo. Orient makes it easiest by always keeping a shot aligned regardless of how you’re holding your phone.