6 Google Photos Alternatives to Use If You’re Tired of Its Shortcomings

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Google Photos is one of the best photos apps for smartphones right now. With unlimited storage, smart AI that auto-sorts pictures, and a built-in photo editor, it’s a winner. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect.

Even now, there isn’t a Google Photos for desktop app to save all your pictures offline on your computer. While the auto-organization is great, the manual organization is a mess. The mobile app is fantastic for backing up photos and videos, but it’s substandard as a Gallery. And we all know Google’s many privacy problems, so are you sure you want to give it more of […]

The 3 Best Ways to Scan Your Old Photos (And Why You Should)

Are you staring down at boxes in your attic filled with old photos? The memories are priceless, but the practical aspects of keeping, maintaining, and sorting through old photo albums can be daunting.

Thankfully there are a number of great solutions out there for digitizing prints. But what’s the best way to scan old photos? Well that depends on the number of old photos you have, your budget, what you intend to do with the photos, and how much free time you have.

Why You Should Scan Old Photos

Taking the time to turn your treasured physical photographs into digital copies isn’t as […]

How to Take Perfect Noise-Free Photos Every Time

Image noise is a problem every photographer has to deal with. Those tiny dots of color or grain can spoil even the most perfectly composed image, and sometimes it seems unavoidable.

So what can you do?

Whether you want to fix it in-camera, or are happy to dive into Lightroom or Photoshop, there are several things you can do to eliminate noise. And that will help you take sharper photos.

Read on for a noise-free future.

1. Shoot at Low ISO

Noise is most commonly introduced into a photo when the camera sensor’s sensitivity is pushed beyond a level its capable of handling. This happens […]

5 iPhone Camera Apps That Recreate the Feeling of Shooting Film

For many of us, the blemishes and imperfections that come with shooting film are a distant memory. While the fundamentals of shutter speed and aperture setting persist, the process of shooting and sharing an image has changed massively.

It makes sense, then, that there exists a subset of camera apps designed to recreate the experience of shooting film. Here are five of the best.

1. Huji Cam

Huji Cam is a faithful recreation of a disposable camera from 1998, right down to the date stamped on your images. Film simulation is fairly convincing, with light leak effects, color fringing, and an overall contrasty […]

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mirrorless Camera

Digital SLRs are dead, long live the mirrorless camera! Now I’ve got your attention, there really are some benefits to choosing a mirrorless camera over a DSLR.

Mirrorless cameras are smaller, better at video, and more affordably priced. They also pack in pro-level features, best-in-class performance, and have been designed alongside a new breed of purpose-built video and still lenses.

If you have recently bought a mirrorless camera, or are just thinking of doing so, here are some mirrorless camera tips to help get you started.

1. Buy More Batteries

It’s the achilles heel of the mirrorless system, and while it’s getting better, battery […]

How and Why to Use Vintage Lenses on Modern Cameras

The digital camera industry is finally experiencing growth after many years in decline. People are buying cameras again, probably down to the increasingly popular mirrorless options from the likes of Sony and Panasonic which deliver excellent hybrid video and photo performance for the money.

Money is often a problem for budding photographers. The best lenses are prohibitively expensive, while lenses purchased decades ago are no longer compatible with the newest systems.

In this article, we’ll look at why vintage lenses are useful, the pros and cons of vintage lenses, and how to start using them with your own cameras.

Why Use Vintage Lenses?

If […]

How to Use Lightroom Presets and LUTs in Adobe Premiere

A tip you’ll find in most articles about being successful on Instagram is to be consistent. This consistency can help you build a following, and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve.

If you’re looking to post consistent-looking photos and videos, all you need is a pair of Adobe programs along with a third-party app called LUT Generator to ensure that all your content has the same look and feel.

In this article we’ll explain how to use Lightroom presets and LUTs in Adobe Premiere.

The Importance of Consistency

There are several reasons you might consider putting in a little extra effort to ensure your photos […]