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05-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Canon Survey of Photo Trends

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Consumers today have more confidence behind the camera, according to the 2016 Photography Trends Study released today by Canon U.S.A. With 80 percent of consumers rating their own photography skills as good to excellent, and 62 percent boasting that they think their snapping skills have improved in the past two to five years, the desire to capture, share and save memories through the power of the image with friends and family is clearly on the rise.



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The old advertising-disguised-as-a-press-release trick ... that's the second time I've fallen for it this week!
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... and yes, it depends on context of your view. What I found interesting was the various breakdowns of what folks take pictures of, etc. But then again, obviously Canon shooters take their images much differently than folks using other brands...

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80 percent of consumers rating their own photography skills as good to excellent
The dunning-Kruger effect?

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Funny, I was thinking the same thing!
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Overall, the study also uncovered that as a nation we are true patriots when it comes to food photography. Almost half (43 percent) confirmed that American cuisine inspires most of their food photography
Velveeta and bacon?
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Mac and cheese? (Something I've never tried.)
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Nearly two out of four (64 percent)
That's some strange maths right there. 'More than one in two', or maybe 'more than three out of five', or how about 'around sixty four in one hundred'? A statistical error of more than 14 percent seems a little high!

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Count it out! One in four (24 percent) consumers are taking up to 300 photos per month.
So 76% of canon users are taking more than 300 photos a month?

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With 80 percent of consumers rating their own photography skills as good to excellent
...and 79% of consumers being completely oblivious to how atrocious their body of work is.
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...and 79% of consumers being completely oblivious to how atrocious their body of work is.
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A statistical error of more than 14 percent seems a little high
I doubt these surveys are done with anything approaching scientific rigor: an error of 14% should not be surprising, but expected.
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That's some strange maths right there. 'More than one in two', or maybe 'more than three out of five', or how about 'around sixty four in one hundred'? A statistical error of more than 14 percent seems a little high!

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So 76% of canon users are taking more than 300 photos a month?
This was written by marketing folk. If they had decent reasoning and numerical skills, they would have gone into some other line of work {I'm speaking as a mostly retired engineer; read Dilbert if you don't understand how we think of marketing folk}
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