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Learn & Explore Series Episode 49

"How to Select a Tablet to Complement Your Photography"

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Did You Know?

The Surface Pro 3 has a 12 inch display with a 2160 x 1440 resolution. The display has one of the highest contrast ratios in the industry and the display itself is optically bonded fusing the two panes of glass almost entirely eliminating parallax.

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Did You Know?

Surface Pro 3 can run apps from the Windows Store + the desktop programs you are used to like Office, Photoshop, or Lightroom

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Did You Know?

If you are in a pinch, the Surface Pro 3 has two 5MP cameras in the front and back – they both shoot in 1080p. They are great for Skyping with friends while traveling or creating a Panorama shot using the Photosynth technology.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Markus Weickenmeier
w/ Microsoft
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What are the benefits of adding a tablet to a photographer’s gear?
  2. What operating systems are available on today’s tablets?
  3. Is one better for a photographer or does it depend on what photography is being shot?
  4. Is it best to choose the tablet with the largest screen?
  5. Are screen specs important, such as resolution?
  6. Is a tablet’s screen designed to be viewable in strong sunlight?
  7. What is the minimum speed of a tablet that is best for a photographer?
  8. Should a tablet be selected with the largest storage capacity?
  9. Is it important to choose a tablet with a separate or optional keyboard?
  10. Do tablets have enough battery life to be used all day in the field?
  11. Can Photoshop and Lightroom be used on most tablets?
  12. Is it possible to connect a camera and tablet, so its screen can be used to preview and review images and workflow?
  13. What are the benefits of a tablet with an optional docking station for a photographer?
  14. Is it important to choose a tablet with the largest selection of apps?
  15. What should a photographer expect to spend for a tablet that is truly useful?