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Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2024  |  0 comments

So you're driving through the countryside, come upon a beautiful scene, and pull over to admire the view. Instead of berating yourself for leaving your camera at home, how about using the techniques in this video from Great Big Photography World to capture a few spectacular images with your smartphone?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

These days a modern smartphone is now considered by many to be a "real" camera, and there are many experienced shooters who capture excellent image on a mobile device. In this quick tutorial from Great Big Photography, a comprehensive source of imaging tutorials, you'll learn how to make great edits on your phone without uploading them to the computer.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

In addition to the usual suspects, we've rounded up a couple lesser-known options. It's time to get those images off your phone and out into the world for others to enjoy.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never captured photos at night we're going to help you change that today with a quick tutorial on using the iPhone's Night Mode to shoot dramatic long-exposure images when your "real" camera is at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a lot of hype about the "superiority" of full-frame cameras these days, and it's important to separate the marketing chatter from the difference in sensor size as pertains to your particular style of photography. If you're thinking about "stepping up" we encourage you to watch this video before making the switch.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  0 comments

When you're out and about with nothing but your iPhone and come upon a striking scene, this tutorial from the iPhone Photography School provides the "exact blueprint" for capturing breathtaking imagery. It's all about choosing the appropriate camera and app settings so you never miss a great opportunity again.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Sometimes we're out and about, capture a nice shot, and don't want to wait until we return home to edit the image on a computer. The solution is simple: load the image into Lightroom Mobile and get the processing done.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2024  |  0 comments

There are times when we're out and about, come across a great photo opportunity, and the only camera available is the iPhone in our pocket. That doesn't mean settling for mere snapshots as you'll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to process their images on the computer for a variety of reasons. But every so often, especially when on the road, it's really convenient to get the job done on your phone or a tablet. And Adobe's Lightroom Mobile is one of the best apps for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments

It's very convenient to edit photos on a tablet or phone while traveling, when you're away from a computer, and Lightroom Mobile is a great option to use. In this tutorial you'll learn how it works in ways you didn't imagine.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you own a new iPhone 15, or use an older model running  iOS 14, the photos you shoot will be significantly better after watching the comprehensive tutorial below. This "ultimate guide" from the Mount Media YouTube channel was designed for beginning and intermediate users alike.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2023  |  0 comments

A solid understanding of key camera settings is essential if you're serious about shooting impressive photographs instead of mere snapshots, and one of the most important considerations is whether to use the Raw file format or shoot Jpegs. As you'll see in the video below, the decision you make depends up a variety of factors—including the specific way you intend to use the images you make.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all been out and about and stumbled upon a great scene that can't be ignored, even though the only camera we have available is our phone. Most of today's advanced smartphones take pretty impressive photos that can be made even better with a bit of thoughtful editing.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

If you never venture out with a camera after dark, you're missing out on a bunch of great photo opportunities. Landscapes can take on an awe-inspiring look, and urban scenes that appear boring during the day transform into magical tableaus full of sparking lights, interesting reflections, and vivid colors.