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Kodak Ektra Camera Smartphone

Kodak Ektra Camera Smartphone is a reborn classic in the form of a real photographer’s Android-based device

The new Kodak Ektra is based around a 21 megapixel camera with f2.0 aperture lens. It also features a 6 axis optical image stabilization system, a manual shooting mode, and a Super 8 app to give a retro look to your (4K) videos. Buyers may also choose from a range of smart leather accessory cases to complete the classic look. And they can subsequently use Kodak’s own photo services to have images taken with the smartphone delivered at home.

The Ektra name goes way back to even before Kodak’s mass production of cheap 110 format cartridge film cameras. Readers of a certain age group may remember actor Michael Landon’s well known advertisements in the 1970s (below)! Now, the Ektra smartphone is Kodak’s way of keeping its brand going in a big-brand-name market with which it must endeavour to compete. The device has had generally good reviews.

Kodak Tele Ektra 110 Camera

Kodak Ektra Camera

Video courtesy MobileGeeks

Picture Credits (above)
1. By Terri Monahan from Wellington, FL, USA (Kodak Tele Ektra 1) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
2. By Rama (Own work) [CeCILL or CC BY-SA 2.0 fr], via Wikimedia Commons
Blog pages featured image attribution: Christos Vittoratos [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

How To Get Instagram Followers

Photographer Chris Burkard has attracted more than 2 million followers on Instagram and some of the keys to his success are illustrated in this COOPH video

Here are the video’s points of advice if you want to know how to get Instagram followers

  • Get away from only posting selfies … Go on adventures and look for awesome lighting.
  • Use Hyperlapse App and get speedy.
  • Or keep it chill with slow-motion.
  • Popular Instagram accounts are usually consistent with a specific theme … but it’s most important to have a signature look.
  • Pimp your shots with editing apps like VSCO and Snapseed.
  • The secret about Instagram? Great photography is important but so is great story-telling, so a great photo and a great caption = FIRE.
  • Add a location to your photo. This results in 79% higher engagement.
  • Go easy with the spammy hashtags … only use relevant ones. #Less #is #more.
  • Now that Instagram has launched stories you can connect with your audience in fun ways.
  • Search for hashtags you love … Drop comments and likes on other people’s photographs.
  • If you leave a thoughtful comment, most people will check out your account.
  • Look out for accounts that regram. Hashtag and tag them and you might get a shoutout.
  • Share your Instagram handle on your website … e-signature … everywhere.
  • Stop monkeying around with “follow-back” and “tags for likes” rubbish.
  • Also stop with the ghost follows. (Unfollowing people if they don’t follow you back) #fail
  • Stealing and posting other people’s photos is an #epicfail. Get out there and take your own.

Instagram launched Stories in 2016 – a new feature that lets you share multiple photos and videos from a day so that they appear together in a slideshow called “your story”. Your story then disappears from your profile grid or feed after 24 hours. Check out all the details for Instagram Stories on their blog.

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