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Old Oct 29, 17, 1:31 pm
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Enhancing Photograpgy for social media

Besides panorama shots, has anyone done anything interesting with photography besides getting a better camera to post for nicer photos?
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Old Oct 29, 17, 2:52 pm
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Most folks I know who use their phone for "serious" photos use Snapseed or something similar for enhancement of their photos.
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Old Oct 29, 17, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by jediwho View Post
Besides panorama shots, has anyone done anything interesting with photography besides getting a better camera to post for nicer photos?
Some will play with 'HDR' enhancements in photoshop and other software, but usually it turns out looking bad. You have to know what you're doing to have an interesting HDR style shot.

A better camera will do wonders for 'interesting photos'!
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Old Oct 29, 17, 10:33 pm
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Thank. I have tried Snapseed and like it a lot. Do cheaper cameras that do very specific things make sense. For instance getting a $100 camera to take 360 degree shots instead of using your Smartphones that uses software to patch shots or a camera for doing time lapse. Are the results meaningfully better?
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One of the best recommendations I've received for social media is making sure your scene has some sort of human element in it. So much of social media is about people escaping where they are, so it's not as much showing them a nice place as it is showing them someone in a nice place, it makes it easier for people to imagine themselves there.
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Old Oct 30, 17, 5:02 pm
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Great tip, thanks! Had never thought about the human element. It is also a hard thing to do though -- combining a great scene with the human element.

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One of the best recommendations I've received for social media is making sure your scene has some sort of human element in it. So much of social media is about people escaping where they are, so it's not as much showing them a nice place as it is showing them someone in a nice place, it makes it easier for people to imagine themselves there.
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Most folks I know who use their phone for "serious" photos use Snapseed or something similar for enhancement of their photos.
+1 I LOVE Snapseed. See the recent post I made in the Instagram thread.
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