Photography tips: 7 ways to play with light

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Hello! Day 26 of February Photo A Day has the prompt light, this is a photography lesson prompt, which is a chance for us to get creative and explore photography a little more. I’ve put together 7 fun ways to play with light. Enjoy. photo credit: Sheye Rosemeyer Oh-so-sweet sunflare I’ve always loved photography, but […]

Photography Lesson: Black + White {+ 4 inspiring images}

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Each month I’ve been sharing a little bit of a photography lesson {you can see all the past posts by clicking iPhoneography in the right hand column}, and this month is on the topic of Black + White. If you play photo a day the prompt for today is Black + White so this post […]

Four composition tips for taking better photos

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What a year it’s been. If you’ve been playing photo-a-day from the beginning you’re almost ready to round-up a whole 365 of photos. That’s a lot of fun right there in pictures. Good work you. If you’ve just jumped on board this month, or in recent months, go you too. Good stuff. For a good […]

Photography lesson: 4 tips for capturing simplicity

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photo credit: {Lina} Hello students. I hope you’ve brought your thinking caps on today. Well actually, the topic today is quite simple, it’s simplicity. You can pack away your brains for a bit. Simplicity can have one of two meanings when it comes to photography. It can be about your composition or about your subject […]

Photography lesson: Depth of field

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So you may have noticed that each month we’ve been doing a little stretching and growing with the photo a day challenge. We’ve played with perspective, learnt about rule of thirds and dabbled with a little negative space. This month we’re going to explore depth of field. I’m going to let Wikipedia confuse you with […]

How to create beautiful iPhone photos: the rule of thirds

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I’m often asked how I create my iPhone photos, so I thought I’d break it down and give everyone a crash course in iPhone photography. Today I’m talking about the rule of thirds. What on earth is this ‘rule of thirds’ you speak of? The rule of thirds is a technique used by photographers to […]

Photography lesson: Mastering the rule of thirds technique

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Hello and welcome students. Take a seat, get your cameras/phones/photo-taking devices out, and let’s get started. If you’ve been playing along with photo-a-day for a little while now, you’ll know that each month I share a photography technique as a prompt. It gives us all a chance to grow, stretch and explore a little more […]

Photography lesson: 5 tips for shooting macro with your iPhone

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Each month in the FMS Photo A Day challenge we’ve been exploring new photography techniques. I’ve loved trying out new ways of shooting, and it seems that loads of people are too. It’s nice to stretch outside the comfort zone, even if it makes me a bit nervous. The photography technique this month is macro. […]

How to get a little perspective in your photos…

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You may have noticed, if you’re doing the photo a day challenge, that perspective is prompt number 29 on the list. And didn’t I pick a hard one to teach you? The answer is yes. Perspective is easier to do than it is to explain. I used to study art, and it was my favourite […]

What is negative space? And why on earth would I want it?

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If you’re playing along with the June photo a day challenge you may have noticed that one of the prompts is negative space. If you’re not playing along, you might like to read on anyway… as negative space is a cool trick to have up your sleeve when taking photos anyway. A few people have […]

Kids, there’s a new photography App in town.

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I’m quite a loyal App user. I’ll find one and use it forever and a day, until I find something else to replace it with. I generally don’t flirt between a few – rather sticking by my one favourite {particularly when it comes to photography apps}. For over a year now it was Camera+. We […]

Top 5: My most favourite photography apps in the Universe

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What App is that?┬áIf someone would have muttered those words 10 years ago we would have been like, “What on earth are you on about?” But now I hear it almost daily on Instagram when sharing a photo or the photo a day list. There’s an App for everything {or almost everything}. I use my […]

Instagram 101: a step-by-step guide to using Instagram

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Chances are, if you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve got Instagram. If you’re a newbie to the Instagram game, let me help you figure it out in 13 easy steps: Step 1. Download the Instagram app (here for Apple products and here for Android users). It’s free. I’ll wait here while you get it. I’ll just […]

How to create beautiful iPhone photos: my favourite photography apps

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One of the best tricks for taking better or more interesting photos is using an app to give it a little boost. I could spend up big on photo apps, but have sensibly only taken to a few. Today I’m sharing some of my favourites: Camera+ This is my favourite of all the apps I […]

How to create a collage poster with your Instagram photos

1. Visit Printsgram.com 2. Log into your Instagram account. 3. Choose which poster layout you’d like to use. 4. Name your poster {eg photo a day photos}. 5. Drop and drag your photos into the poster {or double click the picture for them to automatically be added}. 6. Once completed, click create. 7. Download your […]

How to create beautiful iPhone photos: lighting

Morning! Today I thought I’d follow on with my series on iPhoneography and how to take beautiful iPhone photos, with the topic for this post being lighting. With a digital SLR camera {ie a big fancy camera with more technical stuff than you can poke a stick at} you can mess with the lighting a […]

Sweet products to make from your Instagram photos

My name is Chantelle and I’m an Instagram addict. But you knew that already, right? After taking over 600 photos in a year I started to think about what I could do with them. A quick search and I found that there were a handful of fun options and now I’m sharing them with you. […]

6 free iPhone wallpaper pretties

I’m a bit of an iPhone-lover. If you don’t have one and mention that you’re thinking of getting one, I’ll convert you {or try to!}. My Ma just got one. First the first week she didn’t send messages because it was overwhelming. She’s still a spring chicken, my Ma, and has finally come around and […]

Instagram cheat sheet

I’m sure you’ve noticed my ever-growing addiction to Instagram. I might need an intervention soon. For those who don’t know what Instagram is, let me enlighten you. It’s an app for your iPhone {Android users – the app is now here! Download it here.} to share beautiful photos. You can upload photos, put a pretty […]

Instagram lovers: What’s your favourite filter?

I’m partial to a bit of Nashville, Amaro, Rise and Sierra. What about you?