By Jerry Mooney

If you’re a photography enthusiast or owner of a photography business, you need to be embracing new technology. 20 years ago, photography wasn’t seen as being a high-tech job, because at the time, it wasn’t. Today, however, photography has become much more technologically demanding. The reason for this is because new technology has changed the photography industry significantly. From how photos are taken to how they are shared, new technology has had an impact on every area of the industry.

To give you an idea of how technology has changed the face of photography, we’re going to look at what’s changed. As well as the impact each change has had.

Smartphone technology


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When digital cameras were introduced, it was thought that they would be the biggest change the photography industry would see. And for some photographers they were. However, advancements in smartphone technology has meant that many smartphones offer effective picture taking. While the majority of the time, photographers use specialist cameras, sometimes smartphones are used. Although smartphone cameras don’t match up to digital ones, they can still be an effective tool for capturing certain images. The great thing about them is that they’re easy to use anywhere at any time.

The use of drones



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Originally, drones were reserved for military operations. Today, however, that’s no longer the case - drones are now widely available to the public. There are various makes and models to choose from, most of which have high-quality cameras installed. These are especially useful for nature lovers or photographers who like to photograph areas that are out of bounds. Of course, like cameras, not all drones are born equal. That’s why photographers wanting to capture quality images, need to ensure they pick a good make and model. There are various sites that can help photographers to find the right drone, like Of course, in the end, it all comes down to budget - the more you spend, the better the drone and camera quality.

The rise of cloud storage


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Cloud storage has changed many industries. This is simply because of how it has revolutionized the ways in which data is stored and shared. For photographers, cloud storage has made it much easier and safer to store and backup images. It has eliminated the need for portable hard drives, as cloud storage is a much more convenient option. It has also made sharing photographs much quicker and easier. Today, many professional photographers use the cloud to share their work with customers. As well as with media publications, and also, their followers via social media. To learn more about the best cloud storage, sites like can be useful.

Technological advancements have changed the world in many ways. And in doing so, have improved many industries, including the photography sector. From allowing improved cameras to be developed to making it easier to edit photographs, technology has had a big impact. It has made it easier and more convenient to work, as well as changing the way in which images can be taken. For photographers, new technology has changed everything, and will continue to do so.

Jerry Mooney is co-founder and managing editor of Zenruption and the author of History Yoghurt and the Moon. He studied at the University of Munich and Lewis and Clark College where he received his BA in International Affairs and West European Studies. He has recently taught Language and Communications at a small, private college and owned various businesses, including an investment company. Jerry is committed to zenrupting the forces that block social, political and economic justice. He can also be found on Twitter @JerryMooney