Snapshot 30: Learn How to Take Better Photos {Day 21}

Snapshot 30: Learn how to take better photos with your smartphone.

Included in this class:

– Fun daily photo challenges for 30 days.
– Tons of app reviews so you know what is worth your time and what isn’t
– Tips and tricks for how to take sensational photos with your smartphone

*If you don’t have a smartphone you can still participate in the challenges with a regular camera. The tips and tricks should be useful to you as well. 🙂

Sign up for this class here (if you haven’t already done so)

Each day for 30 days you will receive an email with that day’s challenge, tips & tricks and app reviews. Only the emails will have certain tips and tricks – so that is the bonus for signing up for them 🙂

Also I have decided to give away a couple prizes!

2 class participants will get a spot in my upcoming brand new techniques class: Techniques 104 – debuting in December! Also they will get access to my 3 other Technique classes (101, 102, and 103).

How to win:

All you need to do is participate in this class 🙂 Easy right? For every comment, question, or photo that you share with us you get one entry. So the more you participate, the better chance you have of winning! You can comment/post on our facebook page, the actual Snapshot 30 post of the day on the Homeketeers site, on a Snapshot 30 related post on my site, or through Instagram (each time you tag us).

Ready to get started? If you have any questions please comment below on this post, and chances are if you are wondering about something, then someone else is too 🙂

Today’s Lesson:

Today I’m going to show you a really cool app called Facetune. This is the best app for “tweaking” portraits. If you are trying to correct skin tone, erase blemishes or moles, blur backgrounds, erase wrinkles(!) then you will want this app 🙂

Get it for iPhone here

I’m going to show you some examples of how you can go from the photo on the left below to the one on the right – in less than a few minutes! Now you won’t need photoshop to fix your portraits 🙂

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First of all choose your photo (this photo is included in the app so you can practice with it)

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One of my favorite features is the Whiten feature! Zoom in and whiten those teeth!

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The smooth tooth helps you even out the skintone, simply swipe your finger across where you want it to smooth out.

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The reshape feature can be fun too!

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My other favorite feature is the Patch tool: this is the one where you can erase blemishes, moles, etc.

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Add a filter – there are lots of cool ones to choose from.

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Defocus or blur some of the areas in your photo.

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Add a frame!

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Change the lens for a totally different look!

Conclusion:

This really is the best photo editor app that I have worked with – you can completely change your portrait and add some cool effects. The only downside I suppose is that the app costs $2.99 right now. I actually purchased mine awhile ago while it was on sale so if you really want this and you don’t want to shell out the 3 bucks for it, keep a watch on it in the app store – you may be able to grab it when it goes on sale again. 🙂 Another downside is that it isn’t available for Android devices yet, but hopefully they are working on it!

Today’s Challenge

1. decorate

Remember there are bonus challenges in the daily emails.   Be sure to tag us (#snapshot30 , @jessacs & @homeketeers) so we can see your photo. You can also post your photo on our facebook page for everyone to see. (and you’ll get bonus entries into the contest!). I’ll also be playing along so you can see my daily challenge photos on my blog and also my Instagram account.

Please leave any comments or questions below and I will be sure to answer right away 🙂

About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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