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Taking photos with your phone is easy, but you can take photos like a pro with a few easy tips

Five iPhone Photo Tips

1. Just like a real camera, the iPhone lets you easily adjust the exposure of your images. Simply tap the screen where you want your focal point to be, and a yellow box appears. On the right side of the yellow box is a sun icon. Move the sun up and down and watch the […]

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Avoid direct sunlight when taking portraits to prevent harsh unflattering shadows

Smartphone Photo Tips: How to use natural light

Natural light is a key element in photography that can instantly make your photos look better when used properly. This is especially important since your camera options are more limited on a smartphone when compared to the options available on a DSLR camera. Today, we’ll be teaching you how to make your photos look better […]

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Try taking photos in a shaded area avoiding direct sunlight

5 Photo Tips to Remember for Father’s Day

Tip #1: Avoid harsh sunlight Taking photos in harsh sunlight usually ends up being a bad experience for everyone. If you photograph dad in the sun, he will most likely end up squinting the whole time with the sun shining right at his face! You won’t be happy either with the harsh contrast in your […]

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Get everyone close in a group shot so they all feel the same emotions

5 Pointers for Great Group Photos

Start Here: Placing People School year graduations, family reunions, summer vacation time—you could say it’s family photo season.  Put your new smartphone or DSLR camera to use and prep your best photographs of the gang. To capture the spark of the moment within the frame, here are a few family photo tips: You may be […]

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Black and white photos are a great way to hide an ugly photo location

3 Ideas to Make the Most out of a Lousy Photography Location, Part 2

Here’s part 2 of our two-part article on how to get more interesting photos when you’re stuck with an icky shooting environment. Keeping your focus on your subject is what counts–whether you are taking photographs of the kids, family or your pets. Size up the situation and take a few suggestions for making the most […]

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Look for patterns or landscapes to create interesting views

4 Ideas to Make the Most out of a Lousy Photography Location, Part 1

Sometimes you really don’t have much to work with when you’re out doing a spontaneous photo session, so we’ve assembled a few things to take your subjects out of a lame location and into a dreamy shot. Your goal is to focus on subjects, so whether it’s your kids, pets, family or oldest daughter and […]

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Use the bright green colors and flowers to create beautiful portraits

Spring Photo Tips: Flowers and Landscapes

Learn how to fully capture the beauty of Spring flowers and landscapes in your photos with our tips below! 1. Include the sky in your landscape photos When photographing a breathtaking landscape, make sure you include the sky in the background of your photo. The sky provides a beautiful contrast to the colorful flowers in […]

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Take a great group family photo and use your surroundings to take better pictures

Group Portrait Photography Tips & Techniques

Spring vacation and the gang’s all here, so we have assembled a few best quick photo tips for group shots. Depth of Field and f/8 Chances are, as the photographer creating the portrait, you will likely be fairly close to your subjects. As you get closer to your subjects, this yields a more shallow depth […]

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Easy camera settings to help you quickly take the photos you want

A Starting Point for Basic Camera Settings

Have you already made your family photo holiday cards? If not, with Thanksgiving coming up in a few days there’s no time like the present to create your own holiday photo greetings cards to share with family and friends. The house will be decorated, and the family will be together. Whether you have a point […]

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Eyes can play an important role in taking portraits of people, makes sure to focus closely

Photo Tips for Experts

1. Focus on the eyes for portrait photography The eyes are the first place most people look when viewing a portrait, so make sure they’re in focus. Also, keep the eyes in the upper third of the image for a more compelling composition. In the photo pictured on the right, the eyes are in focus […]

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Zooming in can take away available light and with digital zoom can reduce the quality of your photos

Photo Tips for Beginners

1. Use the Rule of Thirds The rule of thirds can instantly improve your photography skills once applied. Look to the right for an example. Notice that grid on the photo? Essentially, the rule of thirds tells you to place your subject of interest where the lines intersect in the photo. Your natural tendency may […]

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Be sure to turn your flash off when photographing pets to prevent a reflective pet eye

5 Pet Photography Tips

Dogs, cats, birds, goldfish—pet photography is not as easy as you think. We’ve got 5 simple tips to keep in mind. 1. What’s Their Personality? Your pet has a personality. Capture that, and you’ll have a winning photo that will strike a chord every time you look at it. Do a little thinking about what […]

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Someone's eyes can tell a story and make all the difference in a portrait

Take Better Portraits: Eyes Are The Prize

Great portraits use the eyes as the focus point. Even if your subject is not looking straight into the lens, place focus on the iris. This is super easy if you’re using a smartphone—most devices have a focus point box selector that appears when you tap on the LCD. Simply touch on a person’s face […]

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We all want to remember the amazing food we share on Thanksgiving, and your photos can make your food look as good as it tastes

Tasty Turkey: Food Photo Tips

Log onto a social media site Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and we bet more than half the posts you see will be shared around dinner hour–and will be snapshots of food and drink. Want to make your food photos look as good as what you see in real life? Here are a few tips: Natural Light […]

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Capture a special moment instead of a posed photo for better memories

5 Tips to help you take better photos on your phone

Tip #1: Find the absolute BEST lighting you can for your photos. Smartphones are more than capable of taking great photos, but they cannot match the quality of larger cameras or DSLRs. Have you ever tried taking photos with your phone in dim lighting? Chances are that your photos did not turn out great. Although […]

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Lighting can make all the differnce and exposure can make a beautiful photo shine

Tips and Tricks: Dialing In Optimal Photo Exposure

There are very few photographers who use a light meter these days. Your camera device takes care of measuring and determining optimal exposure if you’re shooting in Auto Exposure or a Profile mode. For the most part, once you aim your device at something, it looks at the scene and tries to determine an appropriate […]

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Fall is one of the best times of year to capture photos, use the sunset to help you

Fall Photo Tips Sunsets

Capture amazing fall sunset pictures with these easy tips When it comes to photographing a sunset, arrive early. There’s no predicting the sun and its most glorious moment—inevitably there will be that splendid one-minute window. For Smartphones Tap to focus your shot. This feature is important for helping your smartphone focus on the sunset. Experiment […]

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How to Take Better Pictures with your Phone

Smartphone Photo Tips 2

Just a few years ago, beautiful moments would pass us by every day without any way for us to remember them unless we carried a camera. Today, everyone is walking around with a camera in their pocket, via their smartphones. MailPix has come up with some quick and useful tips for helping you take great […]

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You do not have to have a professional camera to take great photos

5 Smartphone Photo Tips

Photography has become an integral part of everyday life now that cameras are available in everyone’s pockets. Thanks to the improved quality of smartphone cameras in the past few years, people can now take high-quality photos on the go. We have come up with 5 simple and effective tips for helping you capture the best […]

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Pet Photo Tips

Tips for Photographing Pets Photographing pets can be one of the most rewarding types of photography one can do, but it’s not as simple as it may seem. Just try getting a kitten or frisky young puppy to hold still long enough to focus and get a shot! Solve this by restricting the the areas […]

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