How to Post Photos on Instagram from PC or Mac

    How to Post Photos on Instagram from PC or MacInstagram is primarily meant to be a mobile app and, if you can, you should use the Instagram app to upload photos.

    Some users love to do everything on their computer or laptop, so here is a list of workarounds on how to post on Instagram from PC or Mac. Instagram doesn’t approve of using third party apps for upload so don’t be surprised if a solution stops working. I will try to keep this list up to date with only working apps.

    If you don’t have an Instagram account you can signup on their website.

    If you’re just having an issue getting photos to your iPhone or Android phone I recommend using Dropbox, AirDroid, or AirDrop to accomplish this task. Every photo I edit in Lightroom is exported to a Dropbox folder so I can easily post to Instagram with my phone. Read More

    Long Exposure Photos With Iphone

    How to Take Long Exposure Photos on Your iPhone

    After being blown away by the camera on the iPhone 6 I’ve been trying to capture more photos with it. This guide will show you how to shoot long exposure photos with and iPhone.

    What You’ll Need

    1. Any iPhone (I’ll be using an iPhone 6)
    2. SlowShutter App ($0.99)
    3. Smartphone tripod mount for your iPhone (Universal Smartphone Tripod Mount, see article for more products)
    4. Tripod for your smartphone (GorillaPod, see article for more products)
    5. Somewhere with motion to shoot (creeks, highways, etc)

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    5 Tips to Grow your Instagram Following

    Here are some of the tips I’ve learned over the years for growing your Instagram followers. I’ve realized many people are now using Instagram as their main social media hub so it’s important to optimize your activity.

    Guide to uploading to Instagram from PC

    There aren’t many tools/apps I would recommend since the standard Instagram app can do everything you need to be successful. In terms of photo editing I highly recommend VSCO Cam, Snapseed and Lightroom. Read More

    DIY Photo Booth for Your Next Party

    If you haven’t noticed I’m a bit of a goof ball, so I like to throw a unique spin on most things I do. I set up a mini photo booth at my New Years Party so guests could have an unexpected memento from the party. I set my Canon 6D up with Canon Timer Remote and it made for some fun results so I’d like to share some tips.

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    HDR Tutorial for Beginners

    Sunset over Hills at National Harbor

    An example HDR photo

    This tutorial is for people who may be new to photography and want to capture beautiful HDR photos. It’s actually quite easy after you figure out the process. You’ll be creating amazing photos of exotic vacations or just your local city in no time.

    If you’re already shooting HDR photos, check out some of my tips.

    All you need is a basic DSLR, some software, a tripod, and an eye for breathtaking locations. I’ve found in my travels the toughest thing is just finding what to photograph.

    What is HDR? I’ll give a quick run down. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, which is fancy speak for a photo that has everything exposed properly. In this tutorial we’ll be taking multiple photos and merging the best parts into one piece of artwork. Read More

    Essential Travel Photographer Gear

    You’ve just traveled  10 hours across the globe to capture a beautiful mountain range and you notice you don’t have a battery in the camera, “not again!” you proclaim from the mountains. Don’t make mistakes I’ve made. Here is a list of  some of the most useful items I travel with.

    Bringing your camera and lenses is pretty obvious, so here are extras I recommend traveling with: Read More

    Changing the Number of Exposures on a Canon 6D

    One of the selling points of having a high end camera is having the ability to capture multiple exposures with one button hence ihitthebutton. On my Canon T1i I was stuck with only capturing three exposures at a time. Luckily with my Canon 6D I can capture up to seven, I normally do five though. When I first got this camera it took me a bit of going around the menus to figure out how to change it from three exposures to five so I present to you a short video on how to do it. Read More

    7 Tips for Stunning HDR Photography

    I’ve found that HDR photography can better capture how the location actually felt rather than just a photo. Most photos without some editing can become quite bland even if the location you were at was fantastic. Here are some HDR photography tips so you can best capture the feeling of being in your shots. This post assumes you know the basics of HDR photos and is just a collection of intermediate tips I’ve learned. View my full HDR tutorial here. Read More