How a film-era axiom still applies to help you create perfect digital pictures
When I was in high school my photography teacher was quite a character. Mister Colgan challenged students to one-armed pushup contests, and promised that if you were to bring him a box of Cuban cigars and a bottle of Napoleon Brandy he'd give you an A for the semester. As far as I know, nobody ever took him up on either count.
Some flare’s good. This flare’s not. Two simple fixes to keep it at bay
Some lens flare is obvious and dramatic. It produces specular highlights and disembodied orbs and streaks of light—caused by light bouncing around through the optics in your lens—that show up obviously in your pictures.
How can we make great images, photos that will still be looked at generations after they were made? A search for "greatest photographs" produces mostly historically significant images: war, disasters, records being broken.
How to fix red eye, and how to avoid it in the first place
Have you ever shot a picture of someone with a flash and noticed that their eyes appear to be glowing red orbs that vaguely imply demonic possession? Don't worry: your friend is probably not in need of an exorcist.
The super-popular photo sharing service isn’t just for cell phone snapshots
I'm a fairly new arrival to the wonder that is Instagram. For those of you who may not know, Instagram is the photography app for your smart phone that allows you to take creative pictures and share them with friends and followers.