Hugh Robjohns wrote:hobbyist wrote:Not all bad. Just not as good as it was. Too many of them making bad stuff so the stuff that is good even harder to find.
Or... Just as good as it was, but not not spoon-fed some else's idea of what is good?
sonic quality is certainly easier and cheaper to do well now
artistically IMHO it has gotten much worse
but fortunately for them I am not the marketplace
Hugh Robjohns wrote:hobbyist wrote:Harder for the pros to work at all when every cell phone owner can snap the pic and email it in on the spot.
Utter nonsense... An amateur cell-phone pic will never be better than an image captured by a skilled and talented pro. It's not the tech, its the eye (and the experience)... But equally, an image from a amateur on the spot will always be better than a pro still sat in the office whining about how hard it is to make a buck...
true. newspapers prefer cheap and fast to paying for higher quality photogs who arrive after the incident is being cleaned up
Hugh Robjohns wrote:hobbyist wrote:And uncle Bob shoots weddings for free, while soccer moms take the team pics for free.
Possibly... But in those cases the chances are the budgets wouldn't be available ~today~ for a pro anyway. Times change. Why would anyone not take advantage of the technology now available if the delivered results are adequate/acceptable?
that is my experience. there used to be budgets for at least semi pro or a cheap mass production photoshoot company to come in and do it in a day
the mid range depended on thoseHugh Robjohns wrote:If a business model is entirely reliant on low-budget weddings and school sports games the time has probably come to re-evaluate the business. But there will be other specialist areas where the talents and skills haven't been usurped and are still valued and profitable.
the high end for weddings still seems to be doing okay according to the rangefinder magazine. the high end for portraits is hurting with a couple major studios hanging on
Hugh Robjohns wrote:hobbyist wrote:I call them as I see them.
I get that. I'm just suggesting there is another way to see them, if you choose to.
I choose to see reality using logic. I understand others will disagree.
Hugh Robjohns wrote:hobbyist wrote:Ideally technology would serve all of us so we ALL could work say 3 days a week and support our family because goods are so cheap with machines doing all the work. Nobody out of work, nobody working excessive overtime.
Sure. Maybe we will get there one day, when greed, profit and selfishness have all been eradicated from the human psyche. Won't be in my lifetime...
utopia wont ever happen until after the 2nd coming of Christ