How to Trick Instagram’s Algorithm for Higher Engagement (Maybe) – Photography Article

In mid-2016, Instagram started using an algorithm to order the photos you’re shown, which was a big change from the simple chronological feed that had been used since the beginning. If you’re not happy with the reach and engagement your photos on getting on Instagram, there’s a rumored trick you may want to try. Here’s the rumor: Instagram’s algorithm is said to favor photos that have had Instagram’s own filters applied to them, even if the filters are applied so…

Read More

Pro Food Photographer Debunks Viral ‘Food Styling Hacks’ – Photography Article

Those “food styling hacks” videos that go viral online every few months might not be entirely truthful—in fact, they’re often entirely misleading. Which is why professional food photographer Scott Choucino put together this video reacting to/debunking some of the most common hacks he’s seen online. Choucino sent us the video earlier today, explaining that he and his wife—who happens to be a food stylist—felt compelled to make a “myth busting video” that explains what actually happens on a real life…

Read More

How to Pick Colors from Anywhere on Your Computer – Photography Article

Earlier today, photographer Matt Kloskowski shared a very useful little tip for Adobe Lightroom users. When making local adjustments, he shows you how to use the color picker to select any color from within Lightroom. Actually any color on your computer screen. It’s super easy, but not at all intuitive to use this feature. All you have to do is open up the color picker, then click and hold within the color picker to bring up the eye dropper. Without…

Read More

Imitating Hazy Backgrounds with Diffusion Gels – Photography Article

Shooting in a studio has its advantages. But although being warm, dry and convenient are greatly appreciated, shooting between the same four walls can get a little boring if you’re constantly using them as backgrounds for your shots. Sure, you could get some colored paper setup, you could even buy a fancy canvas sheet with paint splashes on it, and for the really adventurous, you could even use some colored lights behind your subject. But what happens when you’re finally…

Read More

Nikon Z7: get Lightroom to support the Raw-Files! – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Nikon has introduced the new mirrorless Z7 camera, but of course Lightroom does not officially support importing, displaying and developing those raw files yet. Here’s how to get Lightroom to support the Nikon Z7’s raw files. Update (2018-10-09): If you set your Z7’s RAW file settings to 14bit Lossless compression, Lightroom CC Classic 7.5 will recognize your RAW files directly. Update 2 (2018-10-12): Adobe has just released their updated DNG Converter 11.0 which directly supports converting the Raw-files of the…

Read More

Mobile Apps Leak your personal data – Photobook Photography Article

Mobile Apps leak your personal data including device’s unique ID, information about network and software, your location latitude & longitude coordinates, your personal identifiable information like phone number and email address. In a recent post at Zscaler blog it is mentioned that private data of the users of most famous Mobile OS of today’s era like Android and iOS has been leaked via various apps. Android devices (0.3% of 45 million transactions seen in the Zscaler cloud). This private data…

Read More