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Tip: Taking Creative Pictures using Color Filters

Every photographer knows that feeling where they want to head out just like that and take some pictures. But often, there’s nothing to take pictures of. The model didn’t show up. Or the weather’s bad. Or it’s dark. Missed moments like this are the right moments for experiments. Today I’ll talk about one such experiment.

Turn Any Photo Into an Instagram-Style Pic in Three Easy Steps

It's an irony of our digital age that we use the latest imaging technology to make our photos look as if they were taken with an ancient camera. But who are we to argue with progress? The truth is, Instagram is a photographic phenomenon and its boxy, filtered photos are deeply embedded in our culture. More than that, there are dozens of services popping up that can transform Instagram images into magnets, wall art, stickers and more -- all with the unique look that only Instagram photos provide.

The Best Way to Store Your Photos So Your Grandkids Will See Them

This Christmas, my parents presented my aunt with a collage of photos of their parents (my grandparents) in their younger years. As I looked at those old photos I was struck with a powerful question -- would my grandkids be able to do the same with all those digital photos I've been snapping? It's a tough question. During my parent's era, making sure family photos survived for generations was simply a matter of keeping track of a box of prints.

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