Harry Guinness

Harry Guinness writes occasionally when he’s not busy skiing, sailing, partying, lifting weights, or otherwise dodging responsibility. His main areas of interest are himself, gin, and crazy people with interesting stories to tell. When people won’t pay him to write ill-thought-out opinion pieces, he covers photography, technology, and culture. You can follow him on Twitter.

Snapchat’s Story feature is a great way to share what’s going on in your life right now with your friends. The problem is, because it’s integrated with Snapchat’s regular messaging, it’s very easy to accidentally post a Snap to your story that was meant for someone specific. Obviously, that can get embarrassing, fast…not that I’d know.

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For years, the only way to get Photoshop was to pay hundreds of dollars up front for a license, or take to the dingier corners of the internet and pirate a cracked version. Now, through the Adobe Creative Cloud, you can get Photoshop for $9.99 a month. Feel free to insert your own cups of coffee, pints of beer, fistfuls of baguettes, or other price comparison here.

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Street photography is about documenting the day to day life of a city. It’s about capturing the small, authentic moments that take a city from grey concrete and turn it into a real, living place. It’s a really popular genre of photography, so let’s have a look at how to do it well.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom confuses a lot of new photographers. It has Photoshop in the name, but it isn’t Photoshop? What gives?

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Adobe Photoshop is the professional image editor. It’s name is now a verb for image editing (which is something that Adobe absolutely hates). Photoshop though, isn’t the only editor in town. Over the last few years, new image editing apps have come along that are almost as good as Photoshop, for a fraction of the price. Let’s have a look at some of them.

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Snapchat’s “Lenses” feature can make all kinds of silly alterations to your Snaps. If you’ve ever seen a photo of a friend with cute, cartoon-esque dog ears or “face-swapping” with someone else, it was a Snapchat Lens.

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Apple’s top end MacBook Pros come with two graphics chips: an integrated Intel Iris Pro chip and a discrete graphics card with more power. That way, you can use the integrated chip when you need better battery life, and the more powerful graphics card when you’re editing video or playing games.

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Converting an image to black and white is one of those simple tasks that photographers should be able to do well on any device. Unfortunately, a lot of the apps that do black and white conversions on smartphones don’t give the photographer a lot of control. Let’s look at how to do it properly.

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I love Snapchat, but I’d also be the first to admit the user interface design is…poor. If you’re using Snapchat for the first time and just feel lost, here are the basics.

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Photoshop has dozens of different, powerful tools, each with their own uses. You can use the spot healing brush to clean up blemishes or the brush tool to change the color of someone’s eyes.

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Whether you want to document a family holiday or aspire to shoot for National Geographic, there are some simple things you can do to take better travel photos.

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Snapchat is a chat app and social network that’s super popular with millennials and teens. It’s main feature is that every “Snap” (aka photo or video) is automatically deleted after a certain amount of time.

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With that said, let’s look at how you can suffer through and take good pictures of your pets (or at least, try to).

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard someone mention the social network/chat app Snapchat. Depending on how you measure things, it’s now more popular than Twitter and Pinterest, with only Facebook and Instagram having more users daily. The difference is that most of Snapchat’s users are millennials and teens, so it’s flown under the radar of a lot of older internet users.

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Smartphone cameras have come far, but they’re still no competition for a DSLR. The biggest problem isn’t actually the sensor, though—it’s the lens.

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I take a lot of self-portraits. My mother says I’m very pretty and that the world needs more pictures of me, and since I’m normally the one holding the camera, no one else is going to do it. Here are some tips for taking better portraits of yourself.

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When you’re buying a console game, you’ve got two options: you can buy it as a download through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Games Store depending on your platform, or as a physical disc from Amazon or a local retailer.

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You shop on Amazon a lot, right? So why not make Amazon give to charity whenever you do? AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way to give a little money to a charity of your choice every time you buy something on Amazon. If you shop at smile.amazon.com (instead of www.amazon.com), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of whatever you buy to your chosen charity. You pay nothing extra, so there’s no reason not to do it.

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Amazon’s Kindle lineup has expanded: there are now four different models, with different features at different price points. That means deciding which one you want is more difficult than ever. Let’s look at what separates the four Kindles and how to work out which one is right for you.

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The tilt-shift effect is a weird optical illusion where a regular photo looks like a photo of a toy model. By creatively blurring different parts of the image, you trick people’s eyes into interpreting everything in it as really tiny.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and for the first time, “mods” are available to console gamers.

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Buying a camera has never been more complicated: there are so many good options available, but picking between them can feel like a nightmare, especially if you’re just starting out with photography. It’s hard to buy a bad camera, but it’s not always easy to buy the right camera for you. Here’s what you should be thinking about.

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With Rogue One coming out this weekend, the internet is in full on Star Wars fever (well, more than usual). Why not use this for a little Photoshop fun? Let’s have a look at how to add a lightsaber special effect to a photo.

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When you message someone through WhatsApp, little ticks or checkmarks appear next to it. These tell you the status of your message. Let’s look at what they all mean.

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Landscapes are one of the classic art subjects. Since the days of the Roman Empire, artists have been painting them. Taking landscape photographs is just a natural extension of this ancient tradition. Let’s look at how to do it properly.

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