Print is dead!

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Silverstreaks
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Re: For you maybe, not everyone
In reply to digital ed, 4 months ago

digital ed wrote:

manhattan wrote:

With the exception of wedding, commercial and senior portraits I think with the exception of the occasional photograph that print is dead. People are much more interested in simply sharing for a moment on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. They are not interested in the extreme quality that a D810/5D can produce as long as the photo captures them in an exceptional location, pose or group setting. There are exceptions of course, but really makes you wonder what the future of photography is? We already have seen phones basically destroy the low end point and shoot market. People are happy with less and showing they are simply not interested in paying for more.

I have been thinking about upgrading to a new D810 for several reasons, but wonder if the only person who will really appreciate any improvements will be me. I seriously don't think others will either notice or appreciate.

Maybe this is our "CD Moment"? Just like when the obvious quality in vinyl records was replaced by cheap and inferior sounding CDs. Digital makes it easy, light, portable and shareable. Hmmm.

I bought the D810 and am now very much enjoying the image quality it provides me. I do not give a damn what others may think, I am enjoying image taking and print making primarily for me. I do get accolades for some of my prints and that is good for my ego. However, few care which camera or lens I have used.

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Digital ed

I was about to add my own thoughts on this thread until I read your reply and I see you just about covered what I would have said, particularly the bit about I don't give damn what other people think.

Feeling the way he does I cant understand why he is even mentioning a D810. The dealer and Nikon would be happy though.

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