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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

The Best Photography Apps For iPhone In 2020

When I was growing up, an app was something you ordered at a restaurant. Now I have hundreds of them on my phone. I’m not complaining, though. I can still get mozzarella sticks whenever I want. But I can now do a million different things with the supercomputer in my pocket, including some incredible things with the photos I take. iPhone photography apps have gotten better about as fast as the smartphone camera has. But, just like the mayonnaise section …

Moments That Matter: Beau The Therapy Dog

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz When you look at the Fracture beliefs and values, you won’t find dogs explicitly listed. But if you’ve been around us for a while, you’ll find that we believe in dogs. It falls somewhere between treading lightly on the planet and the power of the printed image. Rarely has there been a time in our history that we didn’t have at least one dog at our offices. So naturally, when the chance …

Moments That Matter: A Maui Sunrise Proposal

“I never knew how much it would mean to have that moment captured.” Nick: We met on a dating app, and Alicia and I got brunch. Alicia: We were there for about four hours. Nick: Yeah. So I said, “I’m not trying to get you back to my place, but I have to go feed my dog. Do you want to come and hang out? We can get a bottle of wine and just continue our conversation.” She said, “Yes.” …

iPhone Photography Tips: Better Photos, Better Memories

It might sound cliché, but it’s still technically the truth: The best camera is the one you have with you. And if you’re like the majority of Americans, the camera that you have is an iPhone. Which means that taking better photos means getting better at iPhone photography. At the time of this writing, I’m using my iPhone 11 Pro — which I love. (Yes, I’m one of those guys who had it day one. No judgment.) It’s one of …

How To Take Great Family Photos

Hey friends, Drew here, and I have to admit that family photos were pretty easy for my family growing up. Why? I’m an only child. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It took very little effort for Mom, Dad, and me to get into the same frame and smile at the same time. I should also mention, it was the 80s and 90s, so the standards for a family photo were, let’s say, more relaxed than they usually are now. But over time I’ve learned …

How To Use Our New Photo Editor

We didn’t make a big announcement about it but, at the beginning of this year, we released a major overhaul to our photo editor. Now that the hustle and bustle have calmed a bit, we wanted to take another look at what the new photo editor can do, and how easy it is to use. To do that, we made this little video of Kelly from our marketing team using our new photo editor to prepare her photo to be …