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The Most Photographed Generation Will Have No Pictures in 10 Years!

First Camera - GAF L-17
Some good points here, but one quib­ble — I tend to make ‘screen saver’ links and lists to images I want to dis­play and share. Dig­i­tal devices are every­where now so my favourite shots are now on my ther­mo­stat, kitchen Apple TV, com­put­er back­grounds, Tablet back­grounds, etc.

The sad part is that few of these pho­tographs will sur­vive beyond a year. To many peo­ple, a “pic­ture” is only good for the moment. Moms and Dads want to snap every lit­tle move­ment of that new baby. Grand­ma wants to see every­one one of those too. When you want to show off the new pup­py, you pull out the phone. And in a week, none of them have any real mean­ing and might even get “delet­ed” just to make room for more pic­tures that have lit­tle mean­ing as well inside of a cou­ple of weeks.So what will become of all the pic­tures that are being tak­en today? Here is the rea­son that 99% of the pho­tographs being tak­en today are soon going to be total­ly gone – dig­i­tal images are no longer impor­tant enough to most peo­ple to actu­al­ly keep them in print­ed form!

via The Most Pho­tographed Gen­er­a­tion Will Have No Pic­tures in 10 Years! | Mike Yost Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Currently Free: Highly Functional iOS Photography App Handy Photo (and two others)

Handy Photo on the App Store on iTunes

If you fol­low app pric­ing and apps Apple fea­tures on the iTunes iOS App Store, you’ll have noticed that this week Apple is mak­ing Pro­Cam XL free. Very cool. Very func­tion­al.


Also free, for today any­way, is Handy Pho­to, an app with a very slick inter­face and easy user expe­ri­ence I find rem­i­nis­cent of Google’s Snapseed — also free.

So, then, here it is, three free and very good pho­to edit­ing apps. Enjoy!

Always carry your camera

Always carry your camera - ShootTokyo

Advice from a great:

His point is a great one.  If you are only shoot­ing when you plan to shoot you end up bring far too much stuff with you.  You end up bring­ing a cou­ple of extra lens­es, maybe you should include a flash, what about a tri­pod, etc.   By the time you are done you have way too much gear.  Don’t mak­ing tak­ing pho­tos too hard.  Always car­ry your cam­era with you and shoot what is in front of you.

via Always car­ry your cam­era — Shoot­Tokyo.