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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With that said, let’s look at how you can suffer through and take good pictures of your pets (or at least, try to).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rest Mode is one of the handiest features of the PlayStation 4. Instead of powering down completely, your console just goes into a low-power sleep mode (like your laptop does when it hibernates). This means that it’s quicker to start up, can charge the controller, and best of all, can download updates and games from the PlayStation 4.
Ever notice that some of your Google results have a little lightning bolt next to them? This means they’re part of Google’s AMP project.
Group Chats are awesome if you’re in a club, want to keep in touch with all your friends, or are trying organize something. Unfortunately, if you’re busy and the other members decide to have a long, detailed conversation about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, your phone is going to beep and flash constantly.
Taking photos at night is a lot harder than snapping shots during the day. The less light you have to play with, the more compromises you have to make, and the harder you have to work to get a great image.
WhatsApp is a great way to stay in contact with people, regardless of what smartphone they use. And, like SMS, WhatsApp supports Group Chats so you can talk with a group of friends, your sports team, clubs, or any other group of people. Here’s how to start a group chat in WhatsApp.
When you take a photo, if the lens or camera sensor isn’t completely clean, you’ll probably see dust spots in your image. They’re especially noticeable if you’ve shot something that’s a single flat area of color, for example, the sky in a landscape.
WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular messaging apps available. It’s almost completely replaced SMS in parts of the world.
Thousands of things happen every day. Your wedding anniversary, local ice hockey games, birthdays, film releases, national holidays…the list goes on. Keeping track of just the select few that are relevant to you is hard. That’s why we use calendars.