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8 Tips to Get You to Take Better Smartphone Pictures

Sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time, this will be your phone camera.  This doesn't mean your photos have to be terrible; it just means you must work on your picture-taking process a little more, as smartphones have limited capabilities.

Photo by Chin-Hung Liu

Photo by Chin-Hung Liu

Besides accessibility, one of the main advantage smartphones have is that the spontaneous pictures we take are immediately shareable, so you can take your images, edit them and share them right away. Another amazing thing is that phone cameras are getting better every single time, and the quality of the pictures is increasing tremendously. Read more...

The World of Fantasy: 40 Surreal Abstract Photography Examples

The concept of abstract photography is what appears to the eyes as random swathes of color and shapes tossed into a scene. A photographer takes an otherwise ordinary shot and takes it at just the right angle or focus to create a masterpiece of colors, patterns and textures. Abstract photography is totally based on your photographic eye.

It’s when you’re looking to capture an object in some unusual way to show it from a different point of view. Read more...

How To Finish the Photography Project You Started

It's inevitable that, at some point, your motivation will lag on that photography project you started. Whether you're working on a popular photography project, such as taking a photo every day for a year (the 365-day project), walking the streets shooting strangers (the 100-strangers project), or working on a custom project you dreamt up...no matter what, one day you can be sure that you'll want to quit.

It usually happens after your initial excitement has faded, but before you're more than halfway finished. Often, you'll be hit hardest on a day when you think your photos stink. Or maybe when you stumble across a "better idea" for a project.  Then, that little voice in your head will do its best to convince you to ditch your project and move on. Read more...

35 Adorable Pet Images to Make You Say “Awww”

Pets fill the places in our hearts really fast, and it's always cool to have an adorable picture of your pet on your desktop. While pet photography is one of the most interesting subjects to shoot, it’s not always easy to capture their true, cute personality.

Unlike humans, pets do not understand what we are going to do and will not pose for the camera. While shooting animals, keep a few things in mind: Focus on the eyes, stay patient, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Read more...

Why the First DSLR You Buy Doesn’t Really Matter

It's about time! You finally made the decision to buy your first DSLR camera, you have saved a couple of bucks and started browsing around. Quickly, you realize the market is full of good (really good) cameras, and you start to feel overwhelmed.

Photo by Bilal Arslan

Photo by Bilal Arslan

You ask your photographer friend or, even worse, a camera store salesman and end up feeling even more confused.  The truth is that it takes little to no time to realize how hard this decision can be, especially if you will also think of choosing lenses and accessories. Read more...

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