Polarr, a Mobile Editing Alternative - Part 2

A look under the hood - including a few surprises

By babywriter in Articles and Tips on Mar 21, 2018

In Part One, we did a quick walk around of the Polarr app. This photo editing software, available for virtually every major computing platform, promises a full-featured experience, even on mobile devices. But does it deliver on that promise? Let’s go under the hood and find out.

Polarr, a Mobile Editing Alternative - Part 1

A photo editor for all seasons - and platforms

By babywriter in Articles and Tips on Mar 7, 2018

Adobe’s Lightroom/Photoshop combination are the undisputed market leaders in photo editing and organizing on the desktop. Both are extremely powerful and versatile, have a devoted following, and online tutorials and enhancements are legion.

Sometimes, however, that kind of power is overkill. Increasingly, photographers are editing on the go with a phone or tablet, and posting straight to an online service like Instagram. Adobe has recognized this change and has fielded mobile versions in response, but their caution in this space - and their insistence on a Creative Cloud subscription for full functionality - has opened up the field for other, more nimble competitors. The app stores of MacOS, iOS, and Android are filled with ambitious editing applications, many of which give Lightroom Mobile a run for its money.

Polarr Photo Editor (or, more simply, Polarr) is one of these.

Travel Photography - Making the Most of Your Opportunity

Tips and suggestions to maximize your enjoyment and minimize stress

By babywriter in Articles and Tips on Jun 26, 2017

So, you’ve scheduled the trip. Travel plans are set, excitement is building, and of course you want to record it with your camera for posterity. But the more you think about it, the more stressful it gets. How do I prepare? What should I bring? And how can I end up with great photos when I’m done?

The good news: you don’t need to stress. Traveling with a camera can be both fun and meaningful, and you don’t need thousands of dollars of gear, or a handy-dandy six-step instruction course, to make that happen. A bit of preparation, and trusting your instincts, can result in some stellar photos. 

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