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Camera Technology Is Incredible, And It’s Killing Our Wallets

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When the digital SLR camera first came on the market in 1999 with the Nikon D1 it was a huge leap for photography. The Nikon was a dark room killer. Snap a picture and put it directly on your computer. Kodak had been working on an analogue system all the way back in 1975, but it wasn’t until the age of the internet and sharable media that digital photography came to life.
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Fail-proof tips for choosing your next travel camera

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Going to a trip without the right camera gear is a serious bummer. Not only will you not properly capture the wonder of the moment, but you also won’t be able to relive the fun you had. Or you might already have a “camera”, but are you sure that your phone is enough?

With so many options out there and literally hundreds of articles to read, making a decision can be overwhelming. I’ve been there, experienced all the stress and made a couple of bad choices and missed a lot of opportunities – hopefully, you don’t have to. Here’s a quick guide to make the right choice to fit your needs. Continue reading

6 Tips for Taking Great Family Photos with Your iPhone

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When you are with family or on a vacation, it is a great time to get your hands on iPhone photography. There is so much to do with your phone. It is a great tool in the hands of an iPhone owner. Many Apple owners do not know how to explore the phone to the core. In this article, we will tell you some great tips fully utilize the camera of your phone. You will never feel the need to own a DSLR camera.

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    1. Technical tips for iPhone

a) When you have ample of time for photographing your subjects, you would like to manually adjust your camera settings. While iPhone already comes with ample of functions in the camera, we suggest that you download a few third party manual camera applications for the camera to adjust the settings. A little change in ISO, shutter speed, white balance etc. can dramatically change the clarity of your photos.

b) The default camera mode of Apple offers different shooting modes like photo, square and panorama. Consider the end use of your photograph before you click. For example, if you want to publish the photo ultimately on Instagram, you can use the square mode instead of cropping the photo into a square afterwards.

c) You must have heard of the rule of thirds. In case you do know, it means that your subject should fall on one of the grid lines that divide the composition in nine equal parts. Fortunately in an iPhone, you can turn on the grids.

d) If you have a moving subject or your camera is moving, you can use the burst mode of the camera. You can use this mode to click several photos of people in action in micro-seconds.

e) If you want to click only one subject in focus, you can turn on the lock focus feature. This will not switch the focus from the main subject to the other things in vicinity.

  1. Make use of the shadow

You would need to wait for a sunny day to capture the shadows of your family members. Shadows add great interest to the photographs. Click photos from different angles to capture long and short shadows of the subjects.

You can also try clicking the picture of only shadows of your family in different poses. You will be amazed to see that even shadows can give you amazing photographs without people being engaged in them.


  1. Use natural light

If you are sitting indoors with your family, you can ask them to come near the window or the door. Turn off the indoor lights and click using bright sunny light.


  1. Click natural poses

Nothing is better than clicking natural poses of your family. Asking them to pose for you spoils the fun of photography.


  1. Capture their personality on a winter vacation

You can get some of the best clicks if you are out on a winter vacation. You can go out and get the best shots. If it is minus zero degrees outside, you will definitely prefer to stay at home but you can use Photo Pie’s winter backdrops in such a case. Custom backdrops give you an awesome background for breathtaking photographs without leaving the warmth of your house in winters.


  1. Do not zoom, crop it later

Try not to use the zoom of your iPhone camera. Click the whole picture and then you can crop it later as you wish. Using zoom gives poor quality images.

Camera Lenses: Which One Suits Your Photography Needs

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If you want to improve your photography, you’ll need a better lens than the one that came with your camera. The only problem is, for those who are new to the photography game, there are so many lenses to choose from. While there are quite a few lenses out there, each tends to have a specific function for a particular style of photography. By learning about each type of lens and their features, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision as to which best suits your photography needs.
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