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How Technology and the Internet Weren't Necessarily Good for Photography
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Apr 6, 2018 03:28:36   #
TucsonCoyote
 
This may be an interesting read/listen/watch to some here on UHH, I did a search and did not find any previous
post with this link, although the subject may have been brought up before by members here.

http://fstoppers.com/opinion/how-technology-and-internet-werent-necessarily-good-photography-239290

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Apr 6, 2018 05:36:20   #
Wanda Krack
 
Thanks for the link. An interesting interview for sure.

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Apr 6, 2018 06:04:32   #
TucsonCoyote
 
Well after listening to the whole thing ....."After" I posted this thread I notice
I got had by the leftist propaganda machine......no big deal I will be more careful
next time and this may land up in the attic although I thought the title had some merit !

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Apr 6, 2018 06:38:19   #
pithydoug
 
TucsonCoyote wrote:
Well after listening to the whole thing ....."After" I posted this thread I notice
I got had by the leftist propaganda machine......no big deal I will be more careful
next time and this may land up in the attic although I thought the title had some merit !


Leftist propaganda machine? Hogwash! He is simply lamenting the changes to photo journalism and then a book to detail some of century old unfairness that have existed for the last 100+ years. I guess you did not like the dig to our current Liar in Chief and thus your personal "leftist" crack.

I think the average person/photographer would find this quite compelling.

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Apr 6, 2018 06:53:22   #
Mauitouch
 
Thanks for sharing.

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Apr 6, 2018 07:03:48   #
Don Craig
 
An interesting read about the changing economics of photography. As far as the technological benefits of the internet, us American moderns have dug our own hole. As far as the interviewee, he chooses to dwell on the negative. He could have reported the positive. He wants to change the world, but nobody asked him to and owning a camera and an American education doesn't make him qualified.

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Apr 6, 2018 07:13:01   #
Brent Rowlett
 
It is a shame what has happened to the photography industry. Kodak develops the digital camera which eventually drove them into bankruptcy.

I often lament the days when all of us pros would meet at the lab for coffee and friendship while reviewing our previous week’s work on the loop tables. I learned so much from those guys. Now a whole industry of film, labs and print out of business.

And now with every photographer clamoring for a camera with exceptional low light performance without noise? That will be the nail in the photographers coffin. As the cell phone converges with the high end DSLR, that’s it...the photographer is gone...not needed. Everyone is now a photographer for nearly free.

On the positive side with retail stores closing their doors, there will be a high demand for product and fashion photography. That is how I make money. Forget about the one time shot request and concentrate on companies that use photography to sell products and services for a steady flow of repeat business. Learning video and using drones are great ways to boost the income too.

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Apr 6, 2018 07:37:55   #
pithydoug
 
A lot of people are still pissed off that we have indoor plumbing and cars, rather than outhouses and horses. The technology of the camera and the internet, simply means you ain't going to get rich being a photo journalist. period! It that is you dream, do it for love and not money. There aren't alot of people making a good living with a camera. There is good and not so good to all change.

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Apr 6, 2018 08:12:00   #
Brent Rowlett
 
pithydoug wrote:
A lot of people are still pissed off that we have indoor plumbing and cars, rather than outhouses and horses. The technology of the camera and the internet, simply means you ain't going to get rich being a photo journalist. period! It that is you dream, do it for love and not money. There aren't alot of people making a good living with a camera. There is good and not so good to all change.


Yup! And as the photographer is eliminated and the truck driver eliminated with computerized rigs, and God knows what other jobs are erased through automation, we all can sit around, lament, and whack off together. Wonderful



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Apr 7, 2018 08:00:10   #
jgm
 
pithydoug wrote:
Leftist propaganda machine? Hogwash! He is simply lamenting the changes to photo journalism and then a book to detail some of century old unfairness that have existed for the last 100+ years. I guess you did not like the dig to our current Liar in Chief and thus your personal "leftist" crack.

I think the average person/photographer would find this quite compelling.



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Apr 7, 2018 15:34:17   #
Tinkwmobile
 
Change is part of life, adapt to thrive. Don't adapt and fail.

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