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Learning to Take Insanely Great Pictures

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UPDATE 12/13: The Lumix GX7 is the successor to the Lumix GX1 that I review (and love) below. It's pricey ($828 on Amazon or $998 with lens) because it's new, and you can now get a screaming deal on the GX1 (as low as $227). The two big advantages of the GX7 are 25% less noise in pics + wifi capabilities (including app remote control). I haven't made the switch yet, but I did do a more in-depth comparison on the two cameras here. If you do, let me know what you think in the comments below!

My wife and I are on a quest to learn how to take insanely great pictures. We are just starting this journey and I invite you to share it with us if photography is a passion of yours. The picture above is one of our first attempts at taking the kinds of photos that have a "wow" factor that transcends a regular photo. The photo was taken by my wife; that's my friend Keoni on the left and me on the right.

Killer Panos

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I often get questions about how I take my killer panos.  Here's my secret:

I often get questions about how I take my killer panos.  Here's my secret: I take the pano on my iPhone with an app named, appropriately, Pano.  Although there are other pano apps out there, this is my favorite by far. Then, I import it into Camera+.  I apply the clarity exposure filter, then the diana overlay filter and use the cross-process border. Here's the result!  You can also see my full 'killer panos' album on Facebook.

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