#1 The growth of mobile phones has given photographers more opportunities to capture the moment and share it easily for digital consumption.
#2 It allows more people to access the world of the photographer in new ways—not just for personal use, but for business and professional purposes as well.
#3 It has helped to popularize an increasingly global audience, and made photography accessible to new audiences in more places.
#4 The proliferation of digital cameras and other digital cameras can allow photographers to explore every inch of an event to capture moments that otherwise would go unnoticed.
#5 It has allowed people to develop new ways of working with digital cameras to produce and share images—both new and old.
#6 Because of the high-resolution cameras and lenses available today, we can capture the full visual effects of events in unprecedented detail.
#7 The digital camera is changing photography itself. While most images are still made by hand, the growing availability of high-quality digital cameras means our images have become more like drawings.
#8 The growth of the Internet has allowed anyone to photograph anywhere, which has allowed people to get in touch with people and ideas—much more than just their own locations.
#9 The growth of the Internet has accelerated the development of new, innovative technologies so that we can capture the entire picture and offer it for entertainment and commercial purposes.
#10 There is no limit to the possibilities of what new technologies can enable in photography as people can bring their creative ideas to fruition via computer, iPad, or smartphone.
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Top 10 Most Influential Photographers
There are dozens of photographers who have influenced, and continue to influence, the way many people approach photography—the biggest names being:
Nikon: Peter Zumthor
Peter Zumthor Leica:
Leica: Peter König
Peter König Leitz:
Leitz: Alfred Schmitt
Alfred Schmitt Leica:
Leica: Hans-Joachim Schmitt
Hans-Joachim Schmitt A. Lange & Sohne:
A. Lange & Sohne: Hans-Joachim Schmitt Leica:
Leica: Robert Capa
Robert Capa Fuji:
Fuji: Yoshinari Kawamoto