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How to Use a Light Meter App to Shoot Film

Learning to use a 35mm film camera can be intimidating. There’s no screen to check, so you need some way to gauge exposure without burning through frames the way you would with a digital SLR. A light meter app can save the da…

How to Shoot Macro Photography on Your iPhone

Macro photography is the practice of taking photos or videos of small objects at close range. Some models of iPhone are better suited to macro photography, with lenses that are designed specifically for focusing at close rang…

How to Download, Install, and Run Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions are extremely useful tools. They’re especially helpful if you’ve learned a bit of the program, but not enough to take on complicated edits yet. Actions can also seriously streamline your editing workflow and…

What Is Compositing in Photography?

Compositing is a photographic technique where multiple individual photographs (and sometimes digital effects as well) are combined into a single final image. It’s an incredibly popular technique in advertizing, editorial, fas…

What Is a Vignette in Photography?

Vignetting is where the edges of a photo are darker or less saturated than the center. It can be caused optically by your equipment or added later when you edit your photo. Vignettes are a popular retro effect, so let’s explo…

How to Add Metadata to a Photo in Photoshop

A photo’s metadata is the information embedded in the file that tells you (or your computer) about it. It includes things like when a photo was taken, what camera and settings it was taken with, the resolution of the image, a…
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