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Watchout and avoid spam on Instagram

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It's fun to post stills and video on instagram, but it is now getting spam and advertising that you may no want. Here's a link to another blog on tips for Instragram.

http://techpp.com/2017/07/05/best-instagram-tips-tricks/



http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/talking-pictures

Smartphone photos are art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is showing till December 17, 2017 a collection of smartphone photos. printed and mounted on the wall, the exhibit is Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Converstions Between Artists.

Wall Street article on August 16th" says "Talking Pictures" may one day be seen as the first successful museum show about camera-phone art.

Going on saying "almost everyone is now a photographer, often a good one."

Telephoto lens - - -try a pair of binoculars

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With all the talk about photographing the eclipse on August 21st, I thought I'd remind smartphone photographers to use a pair o binoculars to get closer. Just taking a photo with the smartphone will only show the sun as a speck.

The makers say that taking a photo into the sun won't damage the camera!

You will need to mount the phone on a tripod and free up your hands for holding the pair of binoculars steady. Takes some moving it around to get it centers. Maybe a friend could hold the pair of binoculars for you while you study the back. Tap on the sun to get everything in focus. Then take the photo

Here is a sample of a normal view, then one holding the binoculars in front of the lens.

Of course you can just look at it yourself with a pair of "eclipse" glasses. There will be plenty of quality photos taken. But, being able to change the focal length with a pair of binoculars gives you a way to photograph a pet or child playing sports or preforming on stage. When you a…