Using Technology to Boost Your Photography

Photography certainly seems to have been growing in popularity over the past decade. There’s no doubt that it has a lot to do with the accessibility of high-quality cameras on phones these days. Of course, there are those who take the occasional photo and then there are people like you who take a lot of photos.

But why are you taking so many photos? Are you simply looking to encapsulate memories of people and events? Or are you looking to make great works of art? Whatever the case, you can up your game.

The traveling photographer

Sure, perhaps there’s nothing more cliche than a traveling photographer. Some people may even roll their eyes when they hear “travel” and “photography” together in the same sentence. But why pay attention to all that? When you see new places and start documenting them in image form, you’ll be expanding the range of your skills. (As well as your portfolio!) If you want to scope a place out first, you can use the Street View of Google Maps.

“Take your camera with you wherever you go” is probably redundant advice to give to a photographer, I’ll admit. But it’s important. More important is understanding how you can take unique, cultural, telling pictures when you’re in a new land. Read more about just that at Be sure to check the feasibility of traveling with all these photography gadgets, though!

Get really high

No, not like that. I’m talking about looking in new directions when it comes to taking great and interesting photos. The direction I’m specifically talking about, of course, is up.

You may think that taking photos using rotor copters (sometimes called drones) is only fit for certain purposes. That it’s more for real estate planning or construction surveying. But that’s just not the case. The fact is that sometimes we just need to be much higher than ground level to get the shot we want. But if you can’t any higher than you are, why should that stop you getting the shot you need? A rotor copter allows you to do just that. Find out more at

Desktop power

Once you’ve taken a photo, of course, that’s not really the end of it. In some cases, it’s barely even the beginning! Because you need to get it onto a computer, do any editing or managing you need to do, and then upload it to whatever location you need. This, of course, sounds simple enough. But it you’ve moved onto really good cameras with high resolutions and massive image sizes? Then it’s not as simple as it sounds.

Photo editing and management takes up a lot of processing power on a computer. More so than most other tasks, oddly enough. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that even the high-end photo software tends to be pretty unstable. (Stand up, Photoshop.) That’s why it’s recommended you look into getting a desktop computer that has a lot of power. It should be a beast, capable of handling it all. Check out some recommendations at