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Will Android cameras replace the point-and-shoot?

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Will Android cameras replace the point-and-shoot?

A little while ago I wrote about the Nikon Coolpix S800c, the Android-powered camera that is essentially a smart phone/point and shoot hybrid. The S800c is now part of a revolution – sort of. It might be more accurate to just call it a pioneer, like those first airplanes that weren’t particularly safe and really couldn’t cover much distance, but showed great potential for the future – if only designers could get past all those bumps in the road… err, sky.

The S800c isn’t the only bird in the sky: Samsung released its Galaxy Camera late last year, and Polaroid has just announced the iM1836, which has the distinction of being the world’s first Android-based camera with interchangeable lenses. So now that there is actually a smattering of choice in this marketplace, is it a good time to jump on the “smart camera” bandwagon?
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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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5 Tips To Get Your First Photography Client

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5 Tips To Get Your First Photography Client

This is the second post in our ‘start your photography career’ series. Last time, we covered photographer’s compensation and pay rates. Now I want to take some time to discuss the real challenge: getting that first client. I got started in the photography business because a good friend of mine, a sponsored athlete at the time, needed a few good photos to show all those companies that kept sending him stuff. One thing led to another, and before you know it, all sorts of people were coming to me for my work. Here are a few tips to get your name out there.
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3 Things To Do When An Image Is a Failure

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3 Things To Do When An Image Is a Failure

How many times have you taken a picture, only to reconcile it to the trash bin because it just didn’t turn out the way you like? I know it’s happened to me countless times. Images can fail for a number of reasons, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on them. I still hold onto some of my worst photography because it only serves as a reminder of how much I’ve grown, but I can also use those photos to make something new. Here are a few ideas.
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Is The New iPad 3 A Boon To Photography?

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Is The New iPad 3 A Boon To Photography?

Apple released the new iPad this week, and photography was right up there with all the new features. I purchased the iPad 3 this week and it was delivered on Friday. And I must say, I’m impressed. The camera on the unit isn’t bad at all, and the screen is a thing of beauty. So will this new gadget be a boon for photographers and photography? Read on for my thoughts….
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Photography Critiquing: Giving And Getting Advice On Your Photography

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Photography Critiquing: Giving And Getting Advice On Your Photography

One of the best ways to get better at taking pictures is to get involved in it with your friends. Critiquing one another’s work often gives you a perspective on your own photography that you might not have considered before. As creators, we often get so invested in what we’re doing that we fail to see the little (or sometimes big) things that can make or break a photo. If a friend can point this out to us in a tactful way, it can lead to some major improvements in our work.
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How To Send Photos Back Home When On Holiday

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How To Send Photos Back Home When On Holiday

We don’t go on vacation to spend more time with computers. We go to get away from them. Naturally, there’s a problem when you want to share the pictures you’ve taken on vacation with your family. With no computer in sight, how do you email them to your loved ones? Is there an easy way around this, or are we supposed to wait until we get back to share them?
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How to prepare for a photography exhibition

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How to prepare for a photography exhibition

Ready to take your photography beyond your computer? A photography exhibition is a great place to start. Most photographers are more than a little scared of doing a photography exhibition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t need to be a serious artsy type to show your work and get people interested in it. You just need a place, a time, and a theme. The rest is all details.
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How To Take Photos That All Your Friends Want To See

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How To Take Photos That All Your Friends Want To See

I have a reputation as a photographer. It seems that whenever I take a photo and share it with my friends, it instantly becomes their Facebook profile photo. I don’t mean to brag, it’s just what happens. All of this got me thinking. What is it about a photo that makes it the talk of the town, and can we somehow reverse engineer that? How can we create photos that everyone will want to see?
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How do you find the GPS coordinates of your photos?

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How do you find the GPS coordinates of your photos?

Isn’t technology great? More and more cameras have GPS built right into them. The moment you take a photo, your camera records exactly where you took it. But while most of the photography is out there taking advantage of this feature, some of us are left scratching our heads wondering where we can find these magical GPS coordinates. In this article, you’ll learn what you can do to access GPS coordinates and use them to improve your photo sharing experience.
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How to protect your photos from theft on Facebook and Twitter

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How to protect your photos from theft on Facebook and Twitter

Whenever sharing is involved, there is a always a chance that someone will break the ties that bind and violate your trust. If you’re worried about your photos getting stolen from your Facebook or Twitter accounts, worry no more. Here is one sure-fire technique that will stop any and all digital photography theft.
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Ask David: What print size should I use for photography exhibitions?

Ask David: What print size should I use for photography exhibitions?

This question comes from reader Sherry Quiban. She wants to start doing photography exhibitions, and she’d like to know what size images she should print for the occasion. While it’s certainly a question with a lot of different answers, there are a few accepted guidelines for exhibition prints. Here’s what I tend to do.
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Never Pay Rock Bottom Prices For Photo Printing

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Never Pay Rock Bottom Prices For Photo Printing

The process of printing photos can be complex, which is often why most people don’t even bother to do it themselves. Why purchase an expensive printer, ink cartridges, and paper when your local supermarket can do the same thing for much less? Some of these places advertise amazingly low photo printing prices. Is it possible to get your images printed for so low, or are they just stringing you along?
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A Fantastic Response From My Moment In Time Experiment!

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A Fantastic Response From My Moment In Time Experiment!

Wow, what a response!

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Moment In Time experiment. If you don’t remember, it was where I asked my subscribers to take a photo around them at 10:30am, Saturday 19th June. In the end, there were over 600 gorgeous photos uploaded and they really show the diversity of our world.
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Digital Photo Secrets Worldwide Experiment – Win a Camera!

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Digital Photo Secrets Worldwide Experiment – Win a Camera!

Welcome to my first worldwide photography experiment!

With your help, I’m aiming to see the world in snapshots at a specific moment in time!

Help me out, and you’ll be in the running to win a 12megapixel Canon PowerShot SD780IS*!
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