photography

Perfect Your 'Splash' Photography With An Arduino

Fancy electronics can make taking great photos easier, but no all of us have the cash to purchase everything we need. However, if you have some time on your hands and a knack for building, you can master “splash” shots, like the one above, with a DIY rig comprised of wood, a solenoid and an Arduino Uno.


Filters For iPhone Adjusts Photos With Over 800 Different Tweaks

iOS: You have a billion options for different photo-editing apps on iOS, but Filters might be one of the simplest to use. It comes packed with over 800 different photo filters, but it still manages to be friendly to use.


This Video Teaches You The Basics Of Photography Composition

Composing a picture is about more than just putting your subject inside the frame. This video shows you the basics of photo composition so you can learn to take better photos.


The Big Lens Workspace

If photography is your thing, you might appreciate this workspace, which turns a whole wall into a camera lens.


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?