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Life after Aperture and iPhoto: What to do with your image library

Not sure what you should do with your iPhoto and Aperture library when both apps get the axe next year? Here's what you need to know about migrating from Apple’s (almost) discontinued photo applications.

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Ten tips for better fireworks photos

Everyone knows Independence Day fireworks are stunning in the sky, but capturing that glory in photographs can be tricky. Use these simple tips to bring their pop to your pictures.

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Lock your iPhone's camera into black and white

You don't need a $3 app to shoot beautiful monochrome photos on your iPhone: Here's a tip that will keep you shooting in black and white through the stock Camera app.

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How to shoot a meteor shower: Long-exposure photography tips

Want to capture some photographs of that upcoming meteor shower? Here are some tips for shooting in the dark using both a DSLR and your iPhone.

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How to adjust your iPhone camera's settings

Unlike a compact camera or a DSLR, your iPhone doesn’t let you adjust most of your image settings. That said, several tools within the Camera app (and other third-party programs) can aid you in taking very attractive pictures.

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How to shoot anything on your iPhone

Here are a few common situations and some tips on how to photograph them successfully. These are basic approaches, but don’t be afraid to get creative and capture something unique.

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Ten rules for great iPhone photography

Whether you're an old pro or just starting out, here are ten tips to get great shots from the camera that's always with you.

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How to shoot HDR photos on your iPhone

Not sure what HDR stands for or why you might want to shoot it on your iPhone? Here's a quick primer.

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Photo editing 101: Master the layer mask

Layer masks are a great tool for hiding parts of images, adding color to black and white photos, and creating fun vignettes. Here's a quick primer on how to use this great tool in your digital image editing program of choice.

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How to speed up a slow iPhoto library

A casual photographer finds that his 10,000-image library causes iPhoto to slow to a crawl. Chris Breen offers a way to kick it into gear.

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How to process raw images in Photoshop Elements

How to make editing raw images part of your natural workflow with Photoshop Elements.

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How to print captions with your iPhoto images

Care to import, caption, and print your pictures with those same captions? iPhoto provides a way to do just that.

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Portrait retouching in five easy steps

How to use Aperture to create alluring photos of friends and family.