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Episode 224: Digital photography tips: how to take good pictures with an Android or iPhone camera

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Chances are, most of the pictures you take are with a cell phone camera. But are you using the right mode? Should you be zooming in or leaving extra space around your subject? Is portrait mode really the best for portraits? And where’s the best place to store all of those pictures after you take them? We’re getting all of the best digital photography tips from expert Ant Pruitt about how to to take good pictures with an Android or iPhone camera.

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Most of us are still stuck at home right now, and whether you’re looking to get better at taking pictures of your kids (you might as well, they’re always around!!), or you want to organize the zillions of photos you already have, we have a great guest on talking about how to take better pictures, and what to do with them once you’ve taken them!

Ant Pruitt, the host of Hands-On Photography and Hands-On Wellness on the TWiT podcast network, has some great tips for us, like which phone camera features you can ignore, how to frame a shot, and which photo storage services offer the best organization.

Interested in seeing some of Ant’s photography? Check it out here—you can ever order prints!

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From the TWiT website:

Ant Pruitt is a technology professional-turned photographer, videographer, and content creator. Born and raised in South Carolina, Ant was an enterprise IT professional for more than ten years in North Carolina where he spent most of his adult life. Ant eventually turned his creativity into a small business, providing writing, photography, video, and post-production services. He handled a range of assignments, including portraits, event photography, social media marketing, and interview videos. He also worked as a freelance writer for TechRepublic, covering consumer tech, enterprise IT, and tips for beginner content creators.

This Week’s Links

Intro (00:00:11)

Rebecca Levey, KidzVuz

Amy Oztan, Amy Ever After

Andrea Smith, technology guru extraordinaire

Ant Pruit, Hands-On Photography

Interview with Ant Pruitt (00:02:19)


Google Photos

Amazon Photos


Duplicate Photo Cleaner

FreePrints App

Bytes of the Week (00:29:49)

Home Cooking

West Wing Weekly


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  1. Mot Pruitt

    If he doesn’t say “Miss” feel free to contract me…I’m still Mom and WILL chastise him. 🙂

  2. Andrea Smith

    You raised such a wonderful son, he’s been a gentleman and called me Miss from the first time I met him. He’s smart and talented and has an amazing mama!

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