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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for some test subjects ... [insert evil genius laugh here.]
Q: Are there alternatives to Arial, Times, and Georgia for Web designers?
The short answer is YES!
The slightly longer answer is that most designers use Arial, Times, or Georgia, and, to a lesser degree, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Courier, and Comic Sans because they think that’s all they have at their disposal, but they are wrong.
The long answer is that the core Web fonts (the one listed above plus Impact and Web Dings) are used because they are almost guaranteed to be installed on the vast majority of computers your designs are likely to be installed on. One fact of life in Web design is that unless the end user's computer has access to the font file, then the browser cannot use it.
On Thursday, June 25, @Peachpit and @RahafHarfoush threw down for a
live, full-hour Twitterview about the Obama campaign’s use of social
media. Check out the transcript and suggest the next Twitterview author!
As a Web designer, do you struggle with clients who have unreasonable expectations? Do you worry about Web browsers mucking up your code? When it comes right down to it, the only way to solve these problems is to conquer your demons and put away negative feelings...
I recently had the tremendous pleasure of listening in as Joel Postman,
author of the forthcoming SocialCorp, delivered a presentation on the
use of social media by corporate America. Fascinating stuff!