Is photography art? 5/6/2021 Braxton Wilhelmsen has some interesting observations at Fstoppers such as “If you’d like your work to really come across as art, the concept should predate the shutter actuation.” If you imagine your goal, then every decision supports that goal. Wilhelmsen also cites a mastery of these photography fundamentals: “Shape, line, texture, perspective, value, color, negative space, focus.” … Continue reading "Is photography art?"
How to Make a Photo Book 5/6/2021 dotphoto photobooks make thoughtful gifts that will be cherished forever. Add multiple photos per page, wrap a single photo around the front and back cover, and add a title to the spine. Customize every aspect of your book. Economy shipping is free, and 20-page 8×10 photo books are only $29.99 Up to 60 pages per book. Step-by-Step Photobook Tutorial Shop for Photobooks
How to Add Text to Any Photo in dotphoto 5/6/2021 Select your photo by tapping the photo. Tap the pencil edit icon in the upper left. Tap the T icon in the editing menu. Choose your font, size, color and shape. Add and position your text. Tap the check button and choose File / Save. You will keep your original, and save another photo with text. Step-by-Step Procedure for Adding Text to Photos
NFTs Explained 5/6/2021 NFTs or “non-fungible tokens” are a popular new way of selling art or photos. NFTs are tracked on the Ethereum blockchain, and enable someone to buy and own the original copy. Oddly, you can buy the original, but the digital copies are the same quality. If you are a photographer, it is good to know … Continue reading "NFTs Explained"
How to send a fax with dotphoto 5/6/2021 When we started dotphoto in 1999, we didn’t imagine that faxes would be around in 2021, but a surprising number of offices – medical, legal, accounting and others – still require faxes. Fortunately, you don’t need a fax machine: you can use dotphoto’s share link to share an image to a free online faxing service. How to send a … Continue reading "How to send a fax with dotphoto"
dotphoto Cyber Week Specials are Here! 12/2/2019 Use coupon code CYBER to get these amazing deals through Saturday, December 7 – plus Free Economy Shipping to Club members on all orders of $10 or more. See the dotphoto newsletter for Cyber Week Specials!
The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop 7/14/2019 The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop lets you try different frames, multiple colored mats, and different sizes before you buy. Even better: the dotphoto Frame Shop is not limited to standard sizes or print ratios. Square, narrow or oblong, the photo you see is the photo you get! Shop for Custom Frames Watch a video that explains how to … Continue reading "The dotphoto Custom Frame Shop"
Latest Photos from Space 7/14/2019 Astronaut Christina Koch’s hair floats above her head inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory aboard the International Space Station. This Atlantic photo essay also includes spectacular photos of earth from the ISS. See Views from Above: Eight Months in Orbit
Add comments to your dotphoto albums 6/3/2019 Facebook shrinks your photos, but it does one thing extremely well: Facebook makes it easy to get feedback from your friends. You can Like and Reply to comments, and it’s fun to get feedback on photos. It feels like appreciation. That’s why dotphoto has added Facebook’s comment capability to your dotphoto albums. You can comment only to your dotphoto … Continue reading "Add comments to your dotphoto albums"
Mother’s Day is May 12! 5/2/2019 Our most popular Mother’s Day gift continues to be our mugs — large, small, black, white and MAGIC MUGS that reveal their photos only when filled with hot liquid, but dotphoto offers many other beautiful ways to remember Mom. Shop for Mugs (even Magic Mugs)
Where are my Android photos? 4/20/2019 Where are my Android photos? My apologies to the nice dotphoto customer who called to ask about uploading Android photos. I suggested that she watch our video about uploading, which is usually very helpful; it only occurred to me later that she could not find her photos in her phone. Android devices can keep photos in many … Continue reading "Where are my Android photos?"
Organize your photos with the dotphoto Sort command 4/9/2019 Organize the photos in your albums by date, upload date, alphabetical by title, or drop-and-drag to a custom arrangement. Just tap the Organize command on the left and choose Sort Album. To drag photos to a new order, choose Manual Drag and Drop Rearrange after Sort Albums. More on Sorting Your Photos
Make your own dotphoto slideshow 11/7/2018 Whether you’re looking for costume ideas or just enjoy awesome creativity, you’ll enjoy this dotphoto show. Awesome Halloween Costumes How to make your own dotphoto slideshow
Custom iPhone Cases 11/7/2018 Make your own iPhone Slim, Tough, Matte or Glossy iPhone cases from 6 to X. iPhone Cases How to create almost anything at dotphoto
Getting the right colors 10/4/2018 dotphoto prints using the sRGB color space that is standardized across the Internet, computers, printers, and cameras. sRGB is often the default color space for cameras. If you are adjusting colors using the Adobe RGB color space, you will see different colors. The best way to ensure color satisfaction is (1) calibrate your monitor to the sRGB standard (2) … Continue reading "Getting the right colors"
How to Print a Panorama 9/21/2018 Camera phones now take breath-taking panoramic photos. Popular scenes include family reunions, mountains, beaches, harbors, sunsets, and skylines. But how to print a panorama economically or have it framed for presentation on a wall? Sizing your panorama Panoramas tend to be large photos because your camera is really taking multiple images and stitching them together. … Continue reading "How to Print a Panorama"
The Sinkhole Photo Essay 9/19/2018 On February 28, 2013, Jeffrey Bush was swallowed by a sinkhole while he slept at home in Seffner, Florida. He was never seen again. We often allude to the “ground shifting beneath our feet,” but the idea that one can simply disappear while sleeping is so disturbing that I wondered if anyone had ever made … Continue reading "The Sinkhole Photo Essay"
The Secret 7.6 cent Print Sale 9/17/2018 Use dotphoto’s weekly Reader’s Reward code in the dotphoto newsletter to save another 5% on our already low 4×6 print prices. As a dotphoto member, you’ll always get free shipping on orders of $10 or more, so your shipping is free, which is one reason that dotphoto print prices are even better than “free print” services, … Continue reading "The Secret 7.6 cent Print Sale"
dotphoto Beach Towels 9/17/2018 Beach towels don’t have to be mass-produced. They can be fun and you can even add your name in the corner. Beach towels we love A full size photo of your significant other Your school mascot or logo A colorful flag A sassy saying or meme A family portrait “Reserved for [your name]” A picture of sand (funny, … Continue reading "dotphoto Beach Towels"
Introducing the Memo Magnet 8/14/2018 Consider the lowly refrigerator magnet. Only $2.99, but occupier of the most visited wall in the house. While we wait for our refrigerators to become sentient – to order groceries automatically and to display pictures on our command – the humble refrigerator magnet carries on. You can wipe jelly off it, and, as new magnets … Continue reading "Introducing the Memo Magnet"
Citizen Journalism 7/25/2018 As we enter the age of constant cameras (and microphones), individuals have become broadcasters. Almost unseen in the recent news cycle were the riots in Haiti. The government raised gas prices to $20 a gallon to balance the budget. Riots ensued, buildings burned, three people died, and the government suspended the price hike. A friend returning … Continue reading "Citizen Journalism"
The Best Prices on Wrapped Canvases 5/12/2018 dotphoto’s 8×10 and 11×14 wrapped canvases are only $17.99 and $24.99 including shipping. To order, choose a photo first, and then choose the canvas from the shop menu. Tap for wrapped canvases.
Undelete and retrieve photos 4/23/2018 Have you ever accidentally deleted photos? It can be heart-breaking. I had selected a bunch of family photos on my phone to send, and I decided to delete the current photo. Bad idea: I deleted all the photos I had just selected. What to do? Most deletions are like crossing out a chapter in the table … Continue reading "Undelete and retrieve photos"
How to make a Backup Book 4/18/2018 Hard drives fail, computers break, and CDs need readers. Books, though, are one of the easiest ways to backup your memories. A Backup Book is an inexpensive way to backup hundreds of photos fast in a physical form. The cost per photo in a bound 130-page book with 780 photos is less than 10.9 cents … Continue reading "How to make a Backup Book"
Toys R Us Slideshow 4/5/2018 Generations of us have shopped at Toys R Us. We have marveled at the variety of toys, gaped at the displays, bought bikes and beds, and argued with our children over whether they really needed the latest toy trend. When we heard Toys R Us was closing for good, we thought, “There may never be … Continue reading "Toys R Us Slideshow"
Dotphoto Safeguards Your Data. 3/26/2018 This week’s news has devoted a great deal of time to the scandal in which Internet data was sold and shared with political campaigns. Some of you have called to ask about dotphoto’s data policies. If you missed this news cycle, here is a simple explanation: Vox’ Cambridge Analytica Diagram dotphoto does not sell data … Continue reading "Dotphoto Safeguards Your Data."
Tesla in Space Slideshow 2/27/2018 On Tuesday, February 5, 2018 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Instead of the usual concrete block for a test payload, the Falcon Heavy launched Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and a mannequin called Starman toward Mars. Two and a half minutes after lift-off, the booster rockets returned for nearly … Continue reading "Tesla in Space Slideshow"
Love quotes for Valentine’s Day 2/5/2018 For your Valentine’s consideration… The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. – G.K. Chesterton Only one life that soon is passed; only what’s done with love will last. – Sign … Continue reading "Love quotes for Valentine’s Day"
How to take a good photo 2/5/2018 When I asked my wife what she would like to learn in a dotphoto newsletter, she said, “How to take a good photo!” Beauty is subjective, but there are a few rules that can help those of us who are not full-time photographers. For instance, avoid the desire to center every subject. Joshua Cripps does a nice … Continue reading "How to take a good photo"
Have you ever seen a virus? 1/26/2018 The picture to the right was taken by a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) of a bacteriophage preparing to inject its DNA into a bacteria. Viruses are not quite alive or dead, but these infectious agents prey on the living. We’ve assembled a rogue’s gallery of virus images from polio to SARS to rabies to the … Continue reading "Have you ever seen a virus?"
1099 forms for Pro Photographers 1/14/2018 Professional photographers and newspapers who received more than $600 in calendar year 2017 by check will receive 1099 forms from dotphoto next week. Exception: if you were paid through PayPal, PayPal will issue your 1099. More on 1099s How to sell photos on dotphoto
A better way to share 1/14/2018 When I learned that Facebook When I learned that Facebook shrinks any photo larger than 100K, I realized that a better way to preserve and share my photos is to upload directly to dotphoto, and then share a few photos to Facebook. That way, I preserve the full size of the original photo, and can crop or add text … Continue reading "A better way to share"
The best photo collections of 2017 1/1/2018 We’ve assembled some of the best photo collections of 2017 from sports, space, fashion, history, science and culture. National Geographic’s Best 57 Photos of 2017 Time Magazine’s Top 100 Photos of 2017 The History Channel: How will history remember 2017? Vogue Magazine’s Best Backstage Fashion Photos NASA’S Top 17 Images of Earth from Space Tom Jenkins’ Best Sports … Continue reading "The best photo collections of 2017"
When your photos matter 12/19/2017 During this season of memories, it’s worth remembering that dotphoto saves your photos at up to 36 megapixels (up to 6000 dots on the longest side.) Unlike our competitors, we don’t downsize our Club members’ photos to small storage sizes, so you’ll be able to zoom into group shots or print clear photos years from now. You can … Continue reading "When your photos matter"
Free 2-Day Shipping 12/13/2017 It’s not too late! Get FREE 2-day shipping on any dotphoto order of $50 or more. No coupon code required. Just place your order for $50 or more and choose 2-Day FREE when checking out. Good until 12/22/17! Some of the customized gifts you can create at dotphoto: Magic mugs Acrylic stand-up cutouts (order by the 15th) Low-cost 8×10 … Continue reading "Free 2-Day Shipping"
Two ways to print panoramas 11/21/2017 A panorama is usually an image that is much wider than it is tall. Panoramas may also be any photo that you have taken with your camera’s panorama feature to gather more of the scene, so you might have a large square image or a tall, vertical image. There are two ways to print panoramas: … Continue reading "Two ways to print panoramas"
New iPhone Cases at dotphoto 11/21/2017 dotphoto now offers customizable phone cases for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. Slim or Tough Cases Matte or Glossy Finish iPhone cases from the 5 to the X. As low as $19.79 including shipping Compare at $29.99 plus shipping on other sites.
$79 books for only $30! 11/20/2017 Use code SAVE49 to save $49 on any awesome dotphoto book of $79 or more Video: How to make a dotphoto book FAST Want to skip the background? Jump to the 2 minute mark.
Holiday Card Sale! 11/17/2017 Get the holiday cards that are best for you: Low-cost 4×8 cards One-sided 5×7 cards Folding 3×5 and 5×7 cards Mail-for-Me 5×7 folding cards with your signature! We’ll seal, stamp and mail for you! Video: How to order 4x8s cards in 50 seconds Envelopes included! Free shipping on orders over $10! Save another 5% with … Continue reading "Holiday Card Sale!"
New dotphoto Easel Photo Panels 11/8/2017 Our new Easel Photo Panels are a contemporary way to display your favorite photos. The easel-backed panel has a glass-like, glossy scratch-resistant finish and black 5/8”edging and backing. It’s ready for display without any framing required. Club members get free shipping on these products! Save every day with dotphoto’s wholesale prices of only $12.99 (5×7) or $19.99 … Continue reading "New dotphoto Easel Photo Panels"
New Arctic Fleece Blankets 50″x60″ 11/2/2017 New this week: turn your Halloween photos into 50×60 Fleece Blankets for only $34.99 including free dotphoto Club shipping! (Compare at $74.99 on other sites.) Make your own or choose from our selection of pre-cropped high resolution 50″x60″ arctic fleece art blankets. 50×60 Art Blankets Make your own blankets How can I add borders to my photos? … Continue reading "New Arctic Fleece Blankets 50″x60″"
How “free print” sites work 10/30/2017 Online sites that offer free prints are billing you for shipping and other services. “Free print” sites also limit you in many other ways. For instance: Only 1 print of each image Only 85 prints a month Only 1000 prints a year And the most important: Pay more for shipping! Here’s a simple comparison of 206 … Continue reading "How “free print” sites work"
Throw Pillows & Pillow Cases 10/27/2017 dotphoto now offers custom-printed throw pillows and pillow cases. To order, select a photo, tap on the Shop menu at top, and search “pillow” — or find pillows under Kitchen and Housewares. Make your pillows talk! How can I add text to my photos? How can I add borders to my photos?
What is side-loading? 10/18/2017 Side-loading is like uploading except that you’re loading a photo from the Internet (sideways from dotphoto) instead of uploading to dotphoto from your computer. How can I side-load to dotphoto? Copy the Internet addressof the image you want to side-load. Paste the address into the address line of the dotphoto upload tool. Tap the green Start Upload button. Click here … Continue reading "What is side-loading?"
Reverse image search with TinEye 10/10/2017 Say you want to find a similar image of the famous painting “American Gothic.” You can upload the image to TinEye.com and find thousands of similar images in seconds. It’s also great when you want a larger version of the image. With the browser extension installed, you don’t need to upload: just pick a photo and search. … Continue reading "Reverse image search with TinEye"
Print your own Halloween mask. 10/6/2017 It’s fall and our thoughts turn to that important question, “What will I be for Halloween?” Here’s an idea: make your own unique, inexpensive Halloween mask by following these simple steps. The possibilities are endless. 1. Take a picture you like. You might be a celebrity, your best friend, or you could run your own photo through one … Continue reading "Print your own Halloween mask."