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Brad Yale

Photography 101: Five Tips For Taking Incredible Mobile Photos in New York City

By Brad YaleSep 24, 2015

I'm a New Yorker. I've loved it all my life. Now, while I am not a professional photographer, I am a smartphone snapper. In this regard, here are some tips for taking excellent mobile photos of the greatest city in the world.

Brad Yale

Tips on Shooting A Killer Headshot from a Photography Idiot

By Brad YaleAug 19, 2015

I don't own a camera outside of my smartphone. I can't remember the last time I owned a camera and I have never once considered myself a photographer. Outside of snapping some mobile pics to throw on Instagram, my photographer cred is pretty nil.

This being said, after spending last week in Las Vegas for Photoshop World 2015 where I spent more time watching people take photos, snap selfie headshots of themselves and following around Mr. Peter Hurley to watch a master at work, here are my bulletproof idiot tips for taking an amazing headshot. 

For much better tips, pick up Mr. Hurley's new title, "The Headshot".

Valerie  Witte

Top Five Highlights from Photoshop World 2015

By Valerie WitteAug 17, 2015

For three days in August, thousands of photographers, designers, exhibitors, educators, and learners descended upon Vegas for Photoshop World 2015. This year, Peachpit, along with KelbyOne, was out in force, introducing readers to great content and instructors, and having a blast in the process. Here are my top five highlights of the show.

Brad Yale

Photography 101: Tips for Better Smartphone Panorama Photos

By Brad YaleJul 20, 2015

As mobile photography - smartphone photography - has gotten better and better, the advance of easy to shoot panorama photography has crept into the mobile photo landscape. With this in mind, we want to take this time to highlight some tips for taking cool panoramic mobile photos.

Brad Yale

Photography 101: Tips for Better Smartphone Photos

By Brad YaleJul 14, 2015

I know, there is a stigma against smartphone photography. For all the die hard Canon or Nikon fans out there, I can understand your feelings when it comes to taking and composing a photo - a good photo - with a smartphone. The entire idea of taking a photo with a phone just seems, so, transient, fleeting and silly.

While I understand the consternation, I also believe a good photo is a good photo regardless of how it was taken. For this reason, I endorse smartphone photography. More specifically, I want to make it better.

In this light, here are some tips for making your mobile photography better.

Valerie  Witte

Editor’s Picks: Top Five Books for Improving Your Portraits

By Valerie WitteJun 15, 2015

Do you need help with common portrait challenges like lighting and posing? How do you work with your subjects to get photos they are truly happy with? Whatever your portrait-making needs, we have you covered! Here are a few books to get you started.

Valerie  Witte

Editor’s Picks: Top Five Books for Your Photographic Adventures

By Valerie WitteMay 26, 2015

Whether you’re exploring a nearby town or wandering far off the beaten path, these books will show you how to capture the photos of your trip that you really want. Just remember to have fun—making great images in the process!

Brad Yale

Photography 101: Five Tips For Taking Incredible Mobile Photos in the Sun

By Brad YaleMay 14, 2015

As mentioned in my first post concerning "The Best Android Camera Apps Right Now", I know next to nothing about photography.

This said, I know how to figure things out. As such, here are some basic tips for taking mobile photos in the sunlight.

For more great information on how to turn a snapshot into a great shot, check out these great photography titles.

Brad Yale

Photography 101: The Best Android Photo Apps Right Now

By Brad YaleMay 6, 2015

Hi, I'm Brad. You don't know me, yet. For the next few months, I will be writing a blog series for Peachpit titled, Photography 101. I am not a photographer. The only camera I own is in my Android Galaxy S4. I have always been more interested in what the mind can remember than what a photo can capture. This being said, for the coming months I am going to throw myself into the world of photography and document it through this blog. It's called Photography 101 but really, it's photography for idiots (like myself).

So, without further preface, "The Best Android Photo Apps". For more information, check out "Android Photography: Take Better Photos With Your Android Phone."

Laura Ross

A Fond Farewell and Welcome

By Laura RossFeb 17, 2015

It is with sincere gratitude that we announce that Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, publisher of Peachpit/The Creative Pro Group for the past 18 ½ years, will be leaving Peachpit at the end of February.

Laura Ross

Live Twitterview with Erik Spiekermann

By Laura RossJan 9, 2014

Join acclaimed type designer Erik Spiekermann for a fascinating Twitterview about the brand new third edition of THE guide to typography, Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, currently celebrating 20 years as one of the world's best-selling books on designing with type.

Laura Ross

Rise of the DEO Twitterview Transcript

By Laura RossOct 1, 2013

On October 1, @Peachpit sat down with the @RiseoftheDEO authors for an inspirational Twitterview about their new book. Relive the fun with this transcript of the event.

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