photography

Mix Creates Your Own Custom Filters For Photos

Android: The right filter can make your photos look better than they are and get a lot of reactions. But if you aren’t happy with the filters Instagram gives by default, you can create your own with a new, free app called Mix.


Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic

Joby’s GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilise your camera. You can even make your own for cheap. You can also attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces.


Pics.io Manages, Previews And Edits RAW Photos In The Cloud

Web: If you prefer shooting images in better-quality RAW formats, you’ll be aware that photo-sharing sites like Flickr often don’t support the format. Pics.io uploads RAW and JPEG formats to Google Drive, has built-in editing tools, and previews them online.


Take Better Photos Of The Moon Within An Hour Of Sunset

Some nights, the moon just looks particularly awesome — but when you go to snap a photo, it looks like a white dot on a black background. Wired shares some tips for taking better shots of the moon.


Fix Stuck Pixels In Your Photos

If you’re seeing tiny bright spots in your photos, you may have a dead or stuck pixel problem with your camera. Our friends at the How-To Geek show us how to fix it.


Making Great Hyperlapses: What You Need To Know

The professionals make it look easy, but the truth is creating good hyperlapses (and timelapses) requires skill and patience. Unlike snapping a single still, lapse photography depends on capturing a lot of images with minimal to no variation in light levels, framing and positioning. If you’re after some pointers, you’ve come to the right place (well, video).


Grab Over 40 Free Photography Ebooks And Improve Your Camera Skills

Professional photographers and casual photo snappers can both find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography eBooks.


7 Expert Tips For Creating Great Conceptual Portraits

Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian artist and photographer whose work has appeared in everything from glossy fashion magazines to fine art museums. She has also worked on commercial campaigns for a range of high-profile clients including Canon and Harpers Bazaar and is currently one of Seagate’s Creative Professionals. We recently asked Alexia to share her expertise in the area of portrait photography. Here are here top seven tips.


FastRawViewer Displays RAW Photo Files And EXIF Data Quickly

Windows/Mac: RAW photo files are much larger than JPEG files and can be slow to load. FastRawViewer opens RAW files quickly so you can view the image and EXIF data right away.


Get Professional Looking Photos With A Monitor And Reflective Surface

If you need to take some fancy-looking photos of your items with a smartphone, you can use your computer monitor for a bright background and set your item on a flat, reflective surface.