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Brad Yale

With Halloween 2015 coming up, this is the right time of the year to post this. Todd Sipes, author of "Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Creating and Editing Images of Abandoned Places", took part in the Peachpit Twitter #AuthorChat over the summer. His work takes a deep look at the forgotten decay of modern society. 

His work is gobsmackingly (not a word, I know) incredible - both inspiring and creepy. His work brings him to locations which would make the majority of us run away. His work requires grit, determination and a certain sense for fleeing. His work is ballsy and wondrous. 

Take a few moments to check out his #AuthorChat below. 

Brad Yale

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".

Brad Yale

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

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."

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