SmartPhotos Basics: Focus by William Wallace

One of the most basic techniques to master in photography is how to focus on your subject. There are times when a blurred subject is okay (and I’ll cover that at a later time) but for the most part you will always want to be able to control the focus of what you are shooting in your photos. One of the biggest problems for many smartphone photographers seems to be the ability to produce a clear image. I'll address some common problems and provide solutions that will have your photos . . .

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Your Best Holiday SmartPhotos Ever! by William Wallace

Have your holiday smartphone photos been a disaster in the past? You may have shot 100s of photos of cute kids or puppies or Uncle Waldo passed out from a turkey coma and after looking at them later realized it was an awful mess of blur, cut-off body limbs and low lighting nightmares. Let’s do something to change that this year with a few tips that will have you and your loved ones saying . . . 

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How to Succeed in Smartphone Photography Competitions: An Interview with Brendan Ó Sé by William Wallace

If you enter a competition, you want to win. You want all others to come after you. There is no other motivation. When you don’t win, you can feel despondent. You examine your work. You hold it up to that of the winners. You cast an overly-critical eye on it and wonder where the hell you are going in your photographic journey. But, this feeling passes. And it passes because the endeavour, the hobby, the passion you have for it cannot be diminished by . . .

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Shooting Fog Part 2 (Finishing the Process) by William Wallace

Shooting in fog can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Especially when using your phone. In this blog post I offer insights from my experience in shooting foggy shots and then editing them using the HandyPhoto and Snapseed apps.

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