Posts Tagged ‘survey’

Photo Sharing is Hurting Our Enjoyment of Life, Study Finds

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Smartphones and social networks have made snapping and sharing photos extremely easy to do, allowing us to preserve our memories and broadcast our experiences. It’s not all positive, though: there are downsides to our snap- and selfie-happy culture.

A new study has found that 58% of people believe that “posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life’s experiences.”
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The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

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Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost the previous year of $2,440.
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The Importance of Cameras in the Smartphone War

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When new smartphones are announced these days, the camera quality and specs are usually front and center. If you’re wondering why manufacturers focus so much on mobile photography, check out the chart above: taking photos is the most used feature of smartphones alongside text messaging.
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30% of Film Shooters Are Younger Than 35, Says Ilford

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Last month we shared a news segment that explored the renaissance that appears to be happening in the world of analog photography. Now a new poll is backing that idea up with statistics.

Nearly a third of film photographers are younger than 35 years of age, and “support for traditional film is growing,” says Ilford Photo. The company, best known for its analog photo products, reported these findings after doing an international survey of film users.
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Canon Report Finds 18% of People Bought Counterfeit Gear Unwittingly in 2013

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It’s no surprise that a market as vast and broad as photography is going to have problems with counterfeit gear, but the problem might be more prevalent than you think. According to a recent study commission by Canon, it’s estimated that some 18% of consumers have purchased counterfeit goods without knowing it, despite the fact that companies like Canon often try to educate customers about this sort of thing. Read more…

PhotoShelter’s Photog’s Outlook on 2014 Survey is Packed Full of Interesting Info

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Despite all of the crazy gloom and doom talk that tends to circulate in the photography industry, it seems us photographers are still an optimistic bunch.

PhotoShelter has just released their “Photographer’s Outlook on 2014 Survey,” and besides being chock full on interesting and useful tidbits about who to follow and what to read (we’re proud to say PetaPixel made the most-read blogs list!), it also showed that photographers have a very positive perspective on the upcoming year. Read more…

Survey Reveals that Adobe’s Photography Program is Bringing in Tons of Users

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If you’ve followed PetaPixel even just the last month, you might have noticed that Adobe extended its Photoshop Photography Program (also referred to as the Photography Bundle) to people regardless of whether or not they own a previous version of Photoshop not once, not twice, but three times.

That is: this special promotion that allowed everyone to sign up was supposed to end on the 2nd… then on the 8th… and now is extended all the way to the end of the year. And while our you guys have come up with all manner of reasons in the comments as to why Adobe might be doing this, a new survey reveals the real reason: it’s working really well. Read more…

Are Your Pics Blue Enough? How to Turn Your Photos Into Instagram ‘Like’ Magnets

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Want to get more likes on Instagram? Make sure your images are predominantly blue, spaciously cropped, bright and mildly desaturated. Read more…

Are Selfies Killing the Photo Album?

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Young people love to take selfies and don’t really care about printing photos and putting them in albums. That might not be the biggest shocker of the year, but a new British survey at least puts some numbers to this amateur photography trend that’s leaving us with a lot fewer prints and a lot more digital clutter. Read more…

8% of British Adults Take Stealthy Photos of Beautiful Strangers, Survey Finds

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Have you ever covertly taken a photo of an attractive stranger when out and about in public? If you have, then you’re no different than 8% of Brits, at least according to a recent survey. Read more…