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What Photo Filters are Best

What Photo Filters are Best

Once upon a time, a “photo filter” was one of those things you screwed on to the end of your lens. Filters came in different colors, and some of them even added special effects to your photos, such as a soft blur or a starburst effect. Today we still use some types of screw-on filters (most notably the polarizing filter and the neutral density filter), but most other physical filters have fallen out of use—primarily because post-processing can now do what those filters could do without all the extra hassle and expense of buying them and carrying them around.
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How Android Phones Will Change Photography

How Android Phones Will Change Photography

Once upon a time, our cameras were big heavy things with interchangeable lenses that we lugged around in bags. OK, for some of us this is still true, but for much of the general population digital cameras are going the way of, well, film cameras.

There’s always been something of a divide between point-and-shoot cameras and “serious” cameras like SLRs. But today that divide is less about the capabilities of a professional camera over its weaker cousin the point-and-shoot and more about one thing and one thing alone: portability. It pains me to say it, but the point-and-shoot is catching up and it’s doing so in the guise of the smart phone.
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The Nikon Coolpix S800c: the camera that’s almost a smartphone

The Nikon Coolpix S800c: the camera that’s almost a smartphone

Like it or not, the smartphone is infiltrating our lives. We love our smartphones because no matter where we are, we can look up things we don’t really need to know. We love them because we can check email from the top of a mountain, as long as the signal is good. We also love them because they take pictures, but not because they take particularly great pictures. The reason most of us like our smartphone cameras is because the pictures they take can be instantly shared with friends and family–by email, Facebook, text message or any number of other online and social media services. But everyone knows that the smartphone isn’t really a camera.

So the next step in all this is, obviously, the camera that isn’t really a smartphone. Enter the Nikon Coolpix S800c, officially announced a few months ago. The Coolpix S800c is an Android powered camera that does all those things we love about our smartphone cameras, with the added bonus of being, well, an actual camera.
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Apps For Printing Your Photos

Apps For Printing Your Photos

With the latest smartphones, smart phone photography is finally getting good enough for print quality. At 8 megapixels, you’re getting more resolution than you need to for most prints you’ll keep in your house. Adding to your convenience is a whole slew of new apps that allow you to order prints wherever you’re shooting. You could go from snapping a photo, touching it up, and printing it within minutes -all without going anywhere. Here are some of the best apps for printing your iPhone photos.
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Using Diptic To Create New and Interesting Photo Collages

Using Diptic To Create New and Interesting Photo Collages

For as long as I have used adobe photoshop elements, I’ve always found it lacking in at least one respect. Although you can technically use it to create photo collages with your favorite images, it takes a lot of time and skill to do so. That’s why I’m so excited about a new app for Mac and iPhone called Diptic. With this app, you can quickly and easily create photo collages using your favorite images (I like to use my Instagram photos). Heres how to get started.
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5 Ways To Enjoy Photos On Your New iPad

5 Ways To Enjoy Photos On Your New iPad

Did you purchase the new iPad when it came out? The new iPad boasts the best screen in the biz, with up to four times the pixel density of ordinary screens. That means you get amazingly crisp photos and details you probably haven’t noticed before. With the Retina Display, the new iPad is the perfect tool for viewing and editing your masterpieces. Here are 5 ways to enjoy your photos on it.
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A photography tool worth $1 Billion?

A photography tool worth $1 Billion?

[opinion] Instagram is a popular photo sharing tool on the web, and Facebook just bought it for $1 Billion. This an unprecedented move for Facebook. They’ve never made such a purchase, and they may never do it again. What intrigues me more than anything is that Instagram is nothing more than a simple photography tool. Why is it so popular, how can you use it for your own photography, and more importantly, how come it’s worth $1 Billion?
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