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Use A Scrim Net To Shoot Photos Against A Bright Background

Here’s a trick for more advanced photographers to shoot against a bright background without blowing out the exposure. In this video, portrait photographer Joel Grimes shows how he uses a thin net to darken a backdrop while setting the exposure for the face of his subject.

Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Photos that changed the world and changed minds, how people edited photos before Photoshop was a thing, a good reminder to back up your own photos and, well, some more beautiful photos, all in this week’s Thinking Cap.

Clean Your Own DSLR Camera's Sensor Like A Pro

If you own a DSLR, periodically cleaning your sensor isn’t just good hygiene, it makes for cleaner, better photographs. Of course, getting the sensor properly cleaned can cost a pretty penny, but Blake Rudis of f64 Academy has this guide that will show you how to do it yourself — the right way, of course.

Instagram Stories Apes Snapchat, Lets You Draw Stuff On Photos

Instagram is rolling out a new feature today, dubbed Instagram Stories. It is basically Instagram’s response to Snapchat.

GoldenHour.One Tells You The Perfect Time And Place To Take Photos

iOS: We all know that golden hour is the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise when lighting is great for photography. There’s a bit more nuance to it than that, and this app helps photographers optimise golden hour to get the best possible pics.

Top 10 Tricks To Make Yourself An Apple Photos Master

Apple’s slow evolution of its Photos app — Camera Roll, iCloud library and all — has been a little confusing for users at times, but with iOS 10 and macOS Sierra now on the horizon, it’s finally settling down into a coherent, reliable service.

Microsoft Pix For iOS Automatically Snaps And Edits Photos For The Best Possible Picture

iOS: Microsoft released a camera app for the iPhone whose main goal is to make it a little easier to take better photos without any extra effort from you.

Camera+ For iPad Overhauls Its Design, Improves Editing Tools 

iOS: Camera+ on the iPad isn’t nearly as necessary as its iPhone counterpart, but improvements to the app today might change that. Namely, aside from a much needed interface update, the app is now a seriously improved editing tool.

Build An Automatically Updating Digital Photo Frame With A Raspberry Pi And Google Photos

We already know that the Raspberry Pi makes a great photo frame, but DIYer Paul Stamatiou took it another step and integrated in Google Photos.

BitCam Is A Fun, Chunky, Low Resolution Camera For iPhone

iOS: We all know the iPhone can take great pictures. But what’s the fun in that? BitCam is a camera app that’s all about a pixellated retro feel.

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