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Do you know how to make a long exposure photo in just a few seconds?   This one is for the iPhone users out there. Did you know that there is a super-easy way to make long exposure photos? You know those great photos of soft flowy water and light trails? Usually, it takes a long shutter speed and a super steady camera.  When you take photos with Live View activated your camera captures a few seconds before and a few seconds after you click the shutter to take your photo. When you open your photo in your gallery all...

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Do you know how to remove unwanted objects in your photos? Did you take a perfect shot, but there is something in the photo that you wish was not there?  Did you know that you can be a magician and make objects disappear in your photos? You can remove simple objects with the HEALING tool in most editing apps, like Snapseed for example.  In this photo, we wanted to remove the hand in the upper left-hand corner. We opened the tools and selected the HEALING feature, then we swiped over the area that we wanted to remove. Helpful tip: It’s...

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Are the buildings tilting in your photos? When you take a photo of a tall building from the ground you will automatically get a skewed perspective. It used to be that only DSLRs with expensive tilt-shift lenses could fix this problem. Not anymore! Smartphones and photo editing apps have come a long way. Use an app like Snapseed to adjust the perspective. Go into the tools into the PERSPECTIVE feature and pull the photo in the corners until the walls of the building are straight.  It’s that easy! Now you can have photos that look like they were taken by...

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Do you like black & white photos? Do you find yourself attracted to Black & white photos? Do you find that they evoke emotions and a sense of timelessness? Color photography became mainstream in the 1960s and black & white kind of took a back seat since then.  But black & white photos can be captivating when done right. You can either shoot directly a black & white shot from your phone or edit it in an app afterward. Try changing a color portrait into black & white and notice the difference. Play around with the contrast in the editing...

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 Do you know what White Balance is?  White Balance (WB) in photography is important for evenly exposed photos that are neither too blue nor too yellow. This also applies to the photos with our smartphones. Unless this is what you are looking to achieve (too blue or too yellow) you can adjust the white balance in the manual settings from your camera app. Shooting in Auto White Balance (AWB) often does the trick. But if you find that the whites in your photos aren’t as white as they should be (or they are blown out), look into changing the WB...

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