Top Android Photography Apps for Serious Smartphone Photographers

Have you noticed that most mobile photography apps are just silly gimmicks?

I have no interest in photography apps that add crazy filters or pink sparkles and speech bubbles to cat photos.

I also don’t care if an app is free or it costs two bucks.

So in this post, I thought I’d share what I think are some of the top Android photography apps for serious mobile smartphone photographers.

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“Darth Vader Paper Mache Mask and Child”   – by JP Danko – Digital Artist

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GoPro – I’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

My GoPro and I have hit a bit of a rocky stretch in our relationship.  I’m not sure yet if we’re heading for divorce, but we’re defiantly not newlyweds anymore.

The last straw was when my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition decided to fry its 64 GB SanDisk Ultra micro SDXC memory card in the middle of a shoot.

But it’s not just the technical problems I’ve been having with my GoPro that have been bothering me – we’ve kind of drifted apart artistically as well.

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Attention Internet Scammers – Eff Off And Die

Nine Internet Scams, Internet Spams and Phone Scams that Could Affect your Photography Business

Please excuse the rant – but I am so sick and tired of constantly having to ward off internet scam artists, internet spam, phone scams and theft of my personal information – it’s time to have a serious conversation on how the internet needs some sort of fundamental kick in the a$$ that will stop this omnipresent onslaught of time sucking junk.

Oh – and I don’t just mean the guy working at the call center that phones me every day about improving my SEO – I’m also talking about the big corporations that buy my personal information and then send me “personalized” advertising about some random pair of shoes I clicked on months ago.

You can all eff off and die.

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Fat Bike Photos – AKA: The Frozen Tundra Mountain Biking Expedition

Every once in a while it’s nice to get a wakeup call that reminds you how much of photography is really just standing in front of more interesting stuff (quote courtesy of Mr. Jim Richardson – because when you’re this good they call you mister).

So the other day, whilst discussing my quest to photograph more interesting stuff, a good friend of mine says: “Hey – do you want to take some fat bike photos?”

First question: “What the heck is a fat bike?”

Second question: “Where are we going to photograph you riding a bike? Its January and there’s a foot of snow outside.

Fat Bike in Snow Action Sports Photography Toronto Commercial Photographer JP Danko blurMEDIA

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Capture The Moment Photography Does Exist!

I’m not big on “capture the moment”.  It just sounds so lame and cliché – accidental even. 

Plus the whole idea of capturing the moment is ridiculous.  I mean, as if I am ever going to be in just the right place, with just the right equipment, with just the right models, wearing just the right clothes, with just the right light, at just the right time…?

Well as it turns out, every once in a while you can capture the moment!

Outdoor winter lifestyle portrait woman in snow JP Danko Toronto commercial photographer

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Top 5 Personal Photography Resolutions for 2014

As photographers, we often spend a lot of time and effort chasing that next portfolio shot.  But, we’re also the designated family photographers.  As the saying goes: “A cobbler’s children have no shoes”…well if you’re like me you could also say “A photographer’s children have no photos.”

Admitting that you have a problem is supposedly the first step in solving a problem – so here are my top five personal photography resolutions for 2014.

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Did I take a D800 in a huge waterproof housing down a giant waterslide with my daughter, despite the half hearted objections of the teenage lifeguards?  Yes I did.

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Anatomy of a Christmas Stock Photography Shoot

I am not primarily a stock photographer, but I do contribute to a few stock agencies (primarily Stocksy United).  Right now, I mostly see stock photography as a way to earn passive income by leveraging leftover photography from paid gigs or personal work into additional revenue streams.

It’s pretty sweet to check your stock photography stats and find out that you just earned some extra cash from work that would otherwise just be sitting on a hard drive somewhere.

However, every once in a while I do go out to specifically shoot stock photography.

In this article, I am going to share the anatomy of a recent Christmas stock photography shoot.

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