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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.

Laura Ross

Live Twitterview with Rise of the DEO authors

By Laura RossSep 17, 2013

Join Facebook Director of Design Maria Giudice and Startup mentor Christopher Ireland for a fascinating Twitterview about their new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. A “DEO,” short for Design Executive Officer and a play on “CEO,” is a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. DEOs are able to lead with a mix of imagination and metrics.

Sara Jane Todd

Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Sandra Tinari

By Sara Jane ToddJul 30, 2013

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo “Sunset Paddle” by UK-based photographer Sandra Tinari.

Sara Jane Todd

Photographer John Batdorff Answers Your Questions about the Nik Collection

By Sara Jane ToddJul 17, 2013

During John Batdorff’s presentation on a recent Peachpit Photo Club, many of you had loads of questions about the Nik Collection by Google.

Sara Jane Todd

Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Tony D. Locke

By Sara Jane ToddApr 23, 2013

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo “Daffodils in the Morning Fog” by Pacific NW-based photographer Tony D. Locke, MM.

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