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Practice capturing moments over the holidays with friends and family

Moments are key to compelling photographs. While it may seem difficult at first to anticipate when they happen, the holidays are a great time to practice identifying and capturing moments.

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Using Live Photos to photograph lightning on iPhone

How to take pictures of lightning with just your iPhone and Live Photos 

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If you see something, capture it!

One of the biggest things that holds new photographers back is feeling comfortable taking a picture of something. It can feel strange to stop, take out your phone and photograph something, especially if there’s people involved, especially strangers.

I’ve learned you need to become comfortable with this, because some of the best photos will come in these moments.

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One simple lighting rule for photography

Over the weekend, I was listening a recent episode of John Gruber’s The Talk Show with guest Merlin Mann and the subject came up.

The most basic rule of photography is to have the light behind you, they said.

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Winter photography: using snow as a canvas for shadows and sunsets

Fresh, white snow offers a simple contrast to shadows and golden hour colors from the sun. 

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6 things to do before broadcasting a live video on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

As easy as it is to hit “Go Live” on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, there are still looming pitfalls. It is live after all. Here are six things I do before I go live to ensure a successful broadcast. 

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The benefits of photographing the same thing, every day

Taking pictures of the same thing might sound boring, but it is the most helpful way to hone your eye and your skills.

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6 ways to immediately start taking better iPhone photos and videos

Light, Rule of Thirds and moments — how to start taking better photos and videos immediately.

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How long should you shoot video on iPhone?

Count to 10

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How to back up your iPhone photos and videos

There’s several ways to backup photos and videos from you iPhone. For any backup strategy, no matter how big or small, there is one rule: Have multiple backups off everything.