Digital camera photo sharing has empowered the average person to create their own pictures. With technology rapidly changing, options now exist to keep the photography printing at home instead of having to wait weeks and sometimes even months to get their precious pictures.
The downside with digital camera photo sharing is that photo labs are having to change their tactics to keep up with the new demand.
One demand being placed on labs is to offer a quick photo printer. These new photo printers are easy to use, and the type of media that can be used to print pictures is greatly varied. With digital cameras, usually a form of a memory card is needed to store images on.
However, if a person does not want to take their memory card into a store, than they can make copies on a CD and bring it to the photo printer and quickly have pictures printed.
Before printing, the picture will be previewed, and size and images can be chosen at that time. The prints will be more expensive than what one would normally pay for if the lab printed their pictures.
Digital camera photo sharing technology has made the photo lab personnel drastically decrease. Since the demand for lab printed pictures is less, the need for lab photo personnel is almost non-existent. However, personnel are still needed to help man the new photography printing machines.
Another reason that personnel are needed is for offering photography tips to customers. Some of the best tips will come from a photo lab associate since they have experience with many different forms of photography.
One reason that it has become so popular is the internet. If a person has a digital camera and a computer, not only can they print their own pictures, but they can also send pictures easily to family and friends.
Then that person can burn a CD and take it to their local photo lab. Or if this is not an option, a person can send the pictures to most photo labs via the net, and then they can be picked up. The options are endless when it comes to digital photos.
Digital camera photo sharing is a wonderful technological revolution to be in the midst of. By being able to print pictures at home, consumers are having to make less trips to their local Wal-Mart photo lab.
This is causing the photo associates to have to come with inventive ways to secure their jobs. By learning new technology, they can offer consumers photo tips and assistance with operating the new machines that can print their photos from their CD’s or memory cards.
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Snowy owls got their share of the limelight when Hedwig stole the hearts of many in the popular Harry Potter series. A snowy owl wouldn’t actually be able to carry a Nimbus 2000, but Hedwig certainly did so for our Harry Potter! She was the best snowy owl any wizard could probably have: a little moody at times; she always remained faithful and loyal to Harry Potter even during his troubled times.
This magnificently yellow-eyed, black billed white bird is highly recognizable. It is 53-65 cm (20-26 inches) long with a 125-150 cm (50-60 in) wingspan. Also, these birds can weigh anywhere from 1.8-3 kg (3.5-6.6 lbs). The adult male is virtually pure white, but females and young birds have some dark scalloping. Its thick plumage, heavily-feathered feet, and coloration render the Snowy Owl well-adapted for life north of the Arctic Circle.
Snowy Owl calls are varied, but the alarm call is a barking, almost quacking krek-krek; the female also has a softer mewling pyee-pyee or prlek-prlek. The song is a deep repeated gawh. They may also clap their beak in response to threats or annoyances. While called clapping, it is believed this sound may actually be a clicking of the tongue on the roof of the beak, not the beak itself.
Technical, 50% crop or so of a handheld shot using Sigma 150-500 at 1/50 & f8 @ 500mm. Out of the 9 I took, unsurprisingly 7 were hopelessly blurry; this is not without its faults but still striking enough. It was a very difficult shot to process because the whites wouldn’t stay white without losing any hint of detail… I muddled through. Aesthetically I thought the red just round her eyelids was really disconcerting and not as pretty as I thought.
Kudos to the fantastic Screech Owl Sanctuary in Cornwall, which does an awesome job in rehabilitating injured owls and raising rare species. If you’re in Cornwall, go and support them by paying them a visit.
If you’re into owls, I did a kind of similar shot of an Eagle Owl which actually made it into explore – at www.flickr.com/photos/jingleslenobel/4915172257/in/set-72… The jury is still out for me as to which I prefer, they’re both posers in their own ways 🙂
Sept 2010 – accepted into Pentax Premiere Collection – cool 🙂
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