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Camera Instructor is a free web-based photography school that teaches you the fundamentals of photography through videos and interactive exercises. It’s taught by photographer and programmer Cody Meyer, and each lesson starts with an instructional video followed by mini exercises (using in-browser camera simulators) that test what you learnt.
Google announced Google Photos last week, a new photo-hosting service that combines everything great about Google+ Photos with unlimited free storage for high-quality photos and HD videos. Whether you’re trying it for the first time or logging in to see what’s different, here’s what’s new and how to make the most of it.
Mac: The new Photos app included with OS X does an admirable job at organising photos. If you want more granular control, MacWorld shows off a few tricks to make the most out of the Smart Albums feature.
A nice camera can make your photos a lot better, but knowing how to use it is even better. If you’ve always been afraid to switch out of Auto, our friends at Gizmodo have a video that explains what each of those mode dial settings does.
Hazel is already great way to automate cleaning up your Mac, and it’s also great for photo organisation. Blogger Jacob Salmela shares a script to sort photos you upload to Dropbox into location-based directories.
Famed photographer Elena Shumilova says consistency is the most important thing for photographing your kids.
Setting up and using Apple’s new Photos app is easy enough, but one thing you might not notice immediately is the ability to keep multiple libraries on your computer. Cult of Mac points to a keyboard shortcut that makes it easy to swap between libraries.
For better or worse, Apple’s new Photos app sets itself up automatically using your previous settings for iPhoto (if you had it). This can make it a bit confusing to deal with if you need to move things around. Thankfully, How-To Geek shows you how to change the location of the library.
iPhone: We’re fans of using DeGeo to remove location info from photos. If you’d prefer to skip that step altogether, DeGeo Camera never records your location to begin with.