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How to take better fireworks photos with your iPhone


These tips will help you take better fireworks photos.
These tips will help you take better fireworks photos.
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Last year’s Fourth of July fireworks made you say ooh and ahh, but when you look at your iPhone photos from that night, the sound you make is more of an ugh. Want to shoot better fireworks photos this time around?

Don’t blame Siri or some engineer in Cupertino for previous photo fails. The iPhone camera, as mighty as it is, can’t do all the thinking for you — especially in challenging lighting conditions like a fireworks display. But with a little thought and preparation, you can make this holiday worth reliving on your iPhone camera roll.

Below are some simple tips to make your iPhone fireworks photos sizzle.

Take better iPhone pictures with this digital photography bundle


Becoming a skilled digital photographer is a snap with this bundle.
This digital photography course is the picture-perfect way to elevate your photos.
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It turns out that digital photography is more than just pointing a camera and pressing a button. Photography is one of those skills that seems simple, but it’s a lot harder once you get into it. So if you want to take better pictures with your iPhone (or your iPad — who are we to judge?), give this Digital Photography Insiders Course a try.

It’s on sale for just $60 (regularly $299) for a limited time. Dive into the courses in this bundle, and you’ll soon be snapping pro-level pictures of beautiful landscapes, gorgeous portraits and more.

Enhance your iPhone photography with overhauled Obscura 3 camera app


Last updated four years ago, Obscura's third version adds a lot.
Last updated four years ago, Obscura's third version adds a lot.
Photo: Ben McCarthy

Long one of the most popular professional camera apps for iOS, Obscura is relatively easy to use. It enables various manual-style controls for shooting photographs using your iPhone.

And with Obscura 3 – Pro Camera, released Thursday, developer Ben McCarthy redesigned the interface, added new capture modes and made other improvements. The last major upgrade to Obscura came four years ago.

Learn to take expert iPhone photos with this training bundle


This masterclass shows you how to take incredible photos on your iPhone.
This master class shows you how to take incredible photos on your iPhone.
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Compelling digital content and beautiful photos are more in demand than ever before. One prime example: With roughly 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram is one of the most popular platforms around, not only as a social networking app but also as an e-commerce marketplace.

To stand out, you need stellar photos. The Complete 2022 Photography Master Class Bundle includes nine different courses and 25-plus hours of content that will coach you on how to capture the world you see around you. Its powerful lessons range from portrait and wedding photography to editing iPhone photos to perfection.

Taking great pictures is a snap with this 11-piece photography bundle


Take your shot with this 11-piece phone camera accessory bundle.
You aper-sure better check out this great deal on camera accessories.
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Smartphone cameras have improved so much that everyone functionally has the potential to be a good photographer. You carry the most essential tool around in your pocket, but there are a few attachments every photographer needs, whether they’re using an old analog camera, a thousand-dollar DSLR or a smartphone.

This 11-in-1 Smartphone Photography Accessory Bundle gives you all the equipment you need to take professional-grade photos with your smartphone. For a few days only, you can get this 11-piece setup for $22 in red, blue, gold, silver or black.

iPhone Photography Awards winner shows iPhone can compete with DSLR


Kerekes István
Kerekes István only just got his first iPhone. Now he's a celebrated iPhone photographer.
Photo: Kerekes István

Kerekes István, a 44-year-old photography teacher and freelance photojournalist from Hungary, only just recently picked up his first iPhone. And already he’s used it to win awards.

His photo, titled “Transylvanian Shepherds,” won him both the Grand Prize and Photographer of the Year at this year’s iPhone Photography Awards. The striking scene depicts two shepherds in a snowy and desolate industrial landscape in Romania.

Impressively, István’s imagery also offers a great way of comparing a DSLR with an iPhone, since the photographer captured his winning shot on both. You can see how they measure up below, and find out more about István’s approach to photography.

Master iPhone photography with top-rated instructor Phil Ebiner


Learn how to take beautiful and professional-looking photos using just your iPhone with this photography course.
Find out how to take better photos with your iPhone.
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The iPhone proved you don’t need an expensive DSLR camera to take professional-looking photos. But are you really capturing the best images possible with your phone? Learn how to take stunning iPhone photos with the extensive pro tips in this mobile photography course by Phil Ebiner.

Halide Mark II brings pro camera features to the average Joe


Halide Mark II is for professional photographers and beginners.
Halide Mark II sports a new UI intended to make the camera software easier to use and more powerful.
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Halide Mark II brings a significant revamp to a popular alternative camera application for the iPhone. The developer redesigned the software to make it even easier to use for beginners. But it also comes with professional-grade features built in, like new tools for working with RAW images.

Save on iPhone video accessories during this limited-time sale


MAIN - iPhone Photo Video
Grab these deals on smartphone camera gimbals, LED light rings, lenses and more.
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In 2020, video has become an essential part of everyday life, from Zoom calls to vlogging to learning the latest TikTok dance. If you want your video to truly shine, you need some extra gear. These four great accessories will help you get more from your iPhone or Mac camera.

Shoot better photos and smoother videos with an automatic camera assistant


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Easily record your content or capture candid moments hands-free with this smart selfie gimbal.
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The iPhone is great at snapping photos and taking pictures. But troubles arise if you want to do anything other than point and shoot. For solid video at the proper angle, especially for selfies and vlogs, you want a tripod at least.

But you can do even better: This smart module includes a ton of automated features, so stable video is just the beginning.