Woodlink: As a company purportedly built on the crossroads of technology and the humanities, Apple sure knows how to drag its feet updating a "pro" product like Aperture.
If the photographic arts AREN'T the epitome of a discipline squarely in that crossroad, I dunno what is.
How Apple cannot build a product that can match or exceed Lightroom is beyond me. Too busy raking in royalties from Angry Birds I suppose.
Those Pros you’re dismissing so easily are one of the reason why Apple did not go under in mid ‘90s. They are the reason Apple still exists today.
A nod to those old geesers every year or so would not be too much to ask given the size and resources of the biggest tech company on the planet.
Consumers are an unreliable, bitchy bunch. They could (and did so in many occasions) move onto the next shining dangling thing in front of them, especially if it’s a buck less…
I wonder when Nikon will update the firmware on my D3s... Soon I hope... soon indeed... yes...
rallyfan: Two options. A street photographer is
(A) a pretentious tourist(B) really creepy
They're not mutually exclusive. For shame. Get help.
Two options. A rally fan is:
(A) a pretentious outdoorsy motorsport fan with no life.(B) really suicidal for staying in the path of fast moving vehicles
jdc562: All these images would deserve derisive critiques in today's photo forums. Nearly all these photos violate the Rule of Thirds. Cindy Sherman's shot #96 is mangled: one shoulder is cut into, the other arm is incomplete, and the top of of the girls' head is chopped off--very sloppy framing. Gursky's horizon in the L.A. shot isn't level. His Rhein II shot is soft. Both Steichen's and Prince's images have unacceptable levels of noise--they shouldn't bother us with their images until they've learned more about exposure, ISO, and photo processing. In addition, Prince's composition would have been much better if the cowboy were riding into the frame, not out of it. The images in the Gilbert & George piece are all too soft and badly exposed. I hope these photographers haven't quit their day jobs thinking they might have a future in photography.
Oy vey! This whole "mini thread" was actually entertaining to go through... :-)
I'll just get myself a maxisficer...
If it's written on the Internet then it MUST be true...
At some point in time we'll have replicators, Star Trek style...3D printing will do for the time being :-)
Oh, OK. I'll have them in my prayers then...
The new MacPro is fine and dandy but any hardware is sold by the brilliant software that works beautifully smooth and fast only on that platform. I can get good hardware anywhere. And unfortunately I can get great pro software everywhere else but Apple. LR has leapfrogged Aperture. Twice. Apple doesn't seem to care anymore about the pros that keep them alive in the dark hours of the mid '90s. They're too busy focusing on the teenage crowd now...
architographer: If Mini M is a X-zoom, that is a big disappointment.
But I still prefer and appreciate to carry M9+21SEM, instead of 800E+14-24.
Quality of images is not from pixel-peeping level of sharpness. The life of images weights a lot on micro-contrast instead. And the life of photographs is only from the photographer.
Umm sharpness is usually linked to micro-contrast...
Mini M(e)? (e) from electronic viewfinder...
Reg Natarajan: Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.
Silly me... I though you said pornography... it's photography you're talking about....
Drew Conway: I get all my news in single line sentence headlines thanks to cnn.com, espn.com, and the like. No time to read newspapers.
You wonder why you have no time to read the newspaper? That might be the real issue.
rallyfan: In one of the (universally useless) articles on this site about a Leica product, at least two muppets were insisting PJs use Leica gear. They seemed otherwise healthy so it's not like they had concussions; they actually believed it.
Where are those halfwits now?
I said in a previous post that anyone with a work flow and a production method is at risk from the dozens of guys with wifi tablets that fire off their shots instantly. By the time you pack your precious gear and perform your oh so scary talented art there are twenty photos and two videos all over the web.
You get to keep your better images and the Pullitzer too. Congrats boys.
So you're OK that rally pictures will forever suck Rallyfan... right?
In other news, The Chicago Sun is setting....
PhotoKhan: Myself, I am anxiously waiting for layoffs of surgeons from hospitals and all surgical interventions to be performed by Rhianna fans, under YouTube instructions tapped in a single central cost-efficient medical directorate, using their iPhones (...and nothing less than iPhones, of course...be serious...).
...It's, like, I almost wish I already had an operable hernia.
I nearly spilled my coffee on the screen...
dccdp: Well, this is what you get when you promote a culture where management is a profession on its own, where "leaders" worship the myth of "managing" abstract "resources", and have zero experience in the industry/art/field specific to their organization.
Amen to that brother! That kind of thinking brought about the demise of manufacturing in North America and now when they want to bring it back it's extremely difficult to find anyone qualified.