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Creative Toy Photography: Challenges and Solutions

Are you familiar with creative toy photography? I’m not talking about the emotionless, static toy photos you might see in advertisements and catalogs. You’d be forgiven...

02 April 2018

Elaine Li Fireworks Article

How to shoot fireworks: 5 golden rules

Find the best location to capture fireworks. Firework displays always attract big crowds, so make sure you get there early to set up camp. I try...

27 February 2018


Photography has been a hobby of mine since the age of 12. I took a break during my teenage years, then revived this passion thanks to...

14 February 2018

Have iPhones and Instagram Ruined Photography?

Photography as an art form has been widely respected for over a century, with many photographers becoming studied artists and capturers of pivotal moments in history....

29 April 2016

Add Instant Drama and Atmosphere to Your iPhone Photographs with Simulations and Other Surreal Effects

By the light of the moon… People often inquire about my “nighttime” photographs that they assume have been taken by the light of the moon made...

20 October 2015

Create Rich, Intricate iPhone Pieces with a ‘Slow-Build’ Layering Technique

If you want to create mobile art with intricacy, depth, and interest, you’ll want to make use of a variety of apps, and a variety of...

15 October 2015

Make Enchanting Digital Paintings with Painterly Photo Apps

The look of visible and expressive brushstrokes rendered in richly colored layers of paint, india ink outlines, watercolor drips and drops, distressed paper, the texture of...

07 October 2015

Create Ghostly Figures With Your Mobile Phone Using A “Double Exposure” Technique

I’ve been fascinated with Halloween, ghost stories, and the ethereal world just beyond our grasp since I was a young girl. It’s no surprise that my...

30 September 2015

Shooting iPhone Photos of Flowing Waterfalls

Have you ever wondered how you could take those amazing photos of waterfalls where the water looks like it’s flowing? Is it even possible to do...

25 May 2015

The Composition Magic Trick – Leading Lines

You know those images that draw your eye right into the subject involuntarily? Just as a vacuum sucks up dust on a carpet, it’s almost as...

19 May 2015

How do you transform your mobile photos into surrealist pieces of art (continued)

In my first article, I was able to talk to you about one of my favorite applications, that is, superimpose. This is an application that lets...

02 May 2015

Enhance Your iPhone Photos with Available Light and Simulated Light Sources

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the...

27 February 2015

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