posted on 15th of may, 2011

I have a mobile telephone. It's one of them smartphones, actually. It's got a 5Mpix camera, a 3.2" touch screen, only weighs 135 grams (4.76 ounces, for those using the wrong measuring scale :P) , is white (most of the time), has a full featured web-browser, Wi-Fi connectivity, has GPS navigation - the whole shebang. And that's the problem. Yes, I like my phone and use it extensively... but the experience is never satisfying. The camera often fails to impress me, even in optimal conditions. The screen kills my eyes when I try to usefully browse the net for anything more than 30 minutes because it's too small. The GPS simply sucks each and every drop of juice from the battery and the Wi-Fi often has poor coverage. It's an all-in-one and none-really-good. Worst of all - it can't match...

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Posted by Miele on June 12, 2011
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Dotgeek on June 09, 2011
Great information!
Posted by Wysiwygfoto on June 07, 2011
I've been thinking about this article for some time and two comments come to mind. The first, is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt ~ "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are". Something to think about....

The second thought I have is we all have to ask why we do this. Some do it as a hobby, others do it as fulltime photographers, and then there are those in between. What it boils down to is we are selling "stock". That is, a stock of images that are sitting on a hard drive. How we obtain those images - whether from a walk in the countryside, or leftovers from a commissioned shoot - determines our success or failure from a financial perspective.

Why not spend your client's money? If you're photographing for an advertisement, get a model/property release. Any unused images can be uploaded as stock. If you're photographing products for a catalog, then save those images and re-market them rather than disposing of them. A few photographers here have given classes - and...(More)

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