Category Archives: Photography

How to make a DIY iPhone “tripod” from office supplies

I needed a tripod to hold my iPhone steady so I could shoot a stop-motion video of a bunch of our photo books for Vine. But I left my Glif tripod adapter at home. Necessity being the mother of invention (and the father, I suppose, being espresso), I had to go with whatever I had handy. Given that [...]

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Holiday Photography Tips from SmugMug

Today we bring you a special guest post from our friends at photo-sharing-site SmugMug: Five Ways to Tell the Perfect Holiday Story If you’re like all of us at SmugMug, you’re going to want to capture every laugh, hug and smile of your winter holidays and tell your family’s story in a beautiful, organized sequence [...]

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Travel Photo Book Tips from a Globe-Trotting Pro

With great travel, come great images and hopefully, great travel books. We asked Blurb Photographer-at-Large Dan Milnor for his tips on creating great books of his travel photos. Blurb: When should you start thinking about that travel book? Dan: Even though it can be difficult, I try NOT to think too much about a book until after [...]

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Shooting in the Dark: Night Photography Tips, Part 2

  Last week we covered the essential gear for night photography. This week we discuss the nuts and bolts of the technical side. To compensate for excessive darkness, you camera needs more light than normal. This is achieved with extended exposures and appropriate apertures – without a tripod, you cannot have an extended exposure. Don’t [...]

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