Kids are a great subject for photography. They are genuine, full of emotion and… aren’t they the sweetest things? Besides, they grow up too fast, so every photo becomes a treasure.
Photographing children is fun, but not an easy task: kids are always on the move, and phrases like “hold it” or “freeze” carry very little weight with them 🙂
Неre are a few tips and tricks that can help you get the best possible results when photographing children.
1. Get down to the child’s eye level.
Kids are short, you are not. If you shoot from an adult’s perspective, pictures will have the same downward angle. So the main rule is: get down on their level. The best way to do so is to kneel down or even lie on the floor/ ground so that the camera is on the same level with the kid’s eyes. Naturally, you may get dirty 🙂 but with this small change, you’ll get much more intimate shots.
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We have just released a useful app for iPhone/iPad owners that lets share multiple photos easily and fast!
Imagine you took a bunch of photos at a Birthday party and are looking for an easy way to share them with your friends. The Share.Pho.to app is what the doctor ordered! Just browse photos on your iPhone or iPad, select up to 50 pictures and instantly share them to your Facebook Timeline, on Twitter or via e-mail.
No registration needed: as soon as you have installed the app, you are ready to start. We don’t take any fee for sharing or hosting photos – everything is totally FREE.The app is available for free at iTunes
. You can also scan the QR code below to download it:
Looking for yet another way to please the one you love? Then get the Love Camera app on your iPhone!
Love Camera lets you create beautifully framed photos, romantic photo montages and valentines directly when taking photos with your iPhone. Just choose a frame or a montage, aim the camera at your loved one and take a photo. A few simple steps, and a romantic photo effect is ready! Alternatively, you can choose an existing photo from your iPhone photo albums to put it into a frame or a montage.
Sharing resulting images is easy. Post your photo montages on Twitter or Facebook or get the link to send them to anybody you want.
Get Love Camera for free here
or scan this QR code to download the app. And get ready to please the one you love – on Valentine’s day and every other day of the year!
Have you tried the Cover Cam app for iPhone (the one that puts your face on magazine covers)? If you haven’t, you certainly should! Even more so, because a new version of Cover Cam has just been released.
What’s New in Version 1.1:
– Front-facing camera support
– Zoom feature
– Even more realistic templates
– iOS 6 and iPhone 5 compatibility
– Short safe links to shared results (starting with http://pho.to/).
Get the app for free here and get ready to feel rich and famous!
We have just released another fun app for iPhone owners!
Love taking photos with iPhone? Make your photo taking experience a lot more fun with FunCam – an app that lets you create fun photo montages directly when taking photos with your iPhone!
How does it work? You just choose an effect/montage, aim the camera at a friend (or yourself), center their face inside the montage and take the photo. Voila – a fun photomontage is ready! Just imagine your friend’s photo frozen in ice, or placed on a dollar bill, or on a wanted dead or alive poster 🙂
Sharing the fun is easy – post pictures on Twitter or Facebook immediately or get an image URL and send it to friends.
The app is available for free download here.
September, 23 we have released a new ‘CoverCam’ app for iPhone. It lets you become a cover model in just a click! The app previews the chosen cover as you take a picture with your iPhone camera, so you can instantly see what you will get.
We bet your friends will be amazed when they see you on the cover of Cosmopolitan or Glamour!
Some folks have to build their careers for decades, undergo plastic surgeries and sell their soul to the devil just to get there. You only need to download this free app, take a nice photo of yourself and choose your favorite magazine (or all of them really!)
Currently available covers:
★ Rolling Stone
★ Marie Clair
More magazine cover templates are coming soon. Please write in comments what covers do you want us to make!
These days, smart digital cameras do the work for photographers. Unlike in old times, people can easily get high resolution colored images. Shooting in color has become the norm in photography. But despite the wide usage of colored images, most people still love black and white pictures. And however strange it may seem, but up to this date, black and white pictures are still a hit! People are often surprised at the power that black and white images have.
So, what are the advantages of black and white photography?
- Sometimes, colors can be distracting and may even make the photo look complicated. It can be hard to focus on the subject because of too much color. But when it comes to black and white photography, the subject is much easier to focus on.
- Black and white keeps you focused on the actual composition and texture of the photo. It allows you to focus on shapes, light and shadows, lines and perspective. That is why some photos look definitely more convincing in black and white.
- Black and white photos have a classy and exquisite feel about them. They have an aesthetic, artistic look that is hard to produce in color. They definitely look timeless!
In the times of digital technology, most photographers prefer desaturating their images in post-processing, instead of shooting in black and white mode. Pho.to offers you lots of opportunities to turn your pictures into beautiful black and white photos. Are you interested? Then read further!
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There is always something new to discover in the process of taking photos. Below you will find 10 easy-to-perform tips for getting creative pictures!
1. Instead of holding the camera straight, turn it sideways and see how the shot turns out. A crazy angle created by tilting a camera can result in a great shot, no matter whether you photograph nature or people.
2. Take pictures from unusual perspectives. When you take a photo from an angle that isn’t ‘normal’, you can result in getting an amazing shot. Just look at your subject from an angle that it is not normally viewed from, and start creating art!
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Remember we asked you to help us choose a new Funny.Pho.to model?
As you might have noticed, the Funny.Pho.to service now sports new swanky effect previews! So, what’s new?
1. Our ex-model, Britney Spears, has gone. Now all effect previews have a new model girl on them! Good bye, Britney! 🙂
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Retro and vintage style photography has become extremely popular in the past years! People love photos that look ‘old-style’ and have a vintage look, because they create a nostalgic atmosphere, awaken special feelings and memories.
What is the difference between ‘retro’ and ‘vintage’? It is generally said that retro focuses on the style of the 1910s to 1930s, while vintage recalls the time period between the 1950s and 1980s. However, some people use these terms interchangeably.
Funny.Pho.to boasts a variety of vintage and retro-inspired designs, filters, collages and frames. Want to make your photos stand out and look really different? Try aging your modern digital pictures at Funny.Pho.to.
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