Using Shot & More on Samsung S5

I’ve been playing around with the camera on the Samsung S5 and it’s been producing some pretty nice shots. But one of the features I was most interested in was the Shot & More Mode. This mode allows you to apply several effects to a shot, such as Drama Shot, Panning, Eraser, Best Face and…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Breath Control

One of the things that makes macro shots so beautiful are their shallow depth of field (DOF). There‚Äôs just something about that island of sharpness within a a sea of soft focus. But when that focus is on the wrong part of the subject, a great shot turns mediocre at best. And unfortunately, with such…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

CamRanger Review – Introduction

A week ago, I was lent a CamRanger. This is a cool little device that you attach to your camera and it allows you to control the camera through your cell phone or tablet. You can actually adjust most of the functions which is pretty awesome. But even better, you can download and review each…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Vacation Rental Shots Made Easy(er)

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot and when I travel, I stay in a hotel or some sort of vacation rental. Often times, I’d like to document these places but I always have trouble translating what I see to the camera. I even have a relatively wide angle lens (18mm) but it still…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Magic Panoramas

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about a really cool feature of panorama shots on cell phones. The only thing stopping me was my procrastinating to ask someone to pose for me. Well, I finally got off my butt and asked someone. And the results are pretty cool. So what is this…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.