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Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos with Your Phone

Traveling offers a treasure trove of moments waiting to be captured, and with the convenience of smartphones, everyone can be a photographer on the...

Understanding the Difference Between JPEG, JPG, and HEIF Image Formats


Last week while at High Point Market I gave five different smartphone photography talks. In every single presentation someone raised...

What the heck is Raw format and should I use it?

Several people have approached me recently asking, "what the heck is Raw and should I use it?" If you are an experienced digital photographer then...

The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Lighting with Your Phone

When it comes to photographing interiors, I'm always urging designers to, TURN OFF the Lights! However, what do you do when photographing lights in...

How To Photograph Holiday Lights with the Smartphone

 With the holiday season in full swing, it's the perfect time to talk about photographing Holiday lights. It’s a challenge for sure...

A Christmas Story and a Recipe for the Best Holiday Cranberry Squares

I originally wrote this post years ago but I like to republish it every year. As you read through you will understand why.

My Christmas story...

The Latest from High Point Market: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Interior Design

As a seasoned observer of the ever-evolving world of interior design, my recent visit to the High Point Furniture Market was nothing short of...

Five phone apps to turn cellphone photos into paintings

Do you know it’s easy to turn cellphone photos into paintings? You don’t need to wait to find the perfect piece of art for that blank...

Professional Photographers are freaking out!!

 As a former professional photographer, I follow a lot of photographers. Mostly I follow them on YouTube. Recently, the video title ...

Are you using the best format for your SM posts?

Most people I know rarely change the format or aspect ratio when taking a photo with their cell phone. Did you even know there is a best format for...

Where to get the best photos on Nantucket Island

Nantucket Island, for those of you that are not familiar with this magical place, is 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Nantucket is a...

Macro photography with the iphone

As much as I love my iphone camera, there are a few situations when an iphone is not going to measure up to a DSLR camera. Wildlife photography and...

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