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Simon Elwell

Simon Elwell

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 20, 2006
About me:

Amateur
Sold a bagful of Canon DSLR gear to move to the Fuji X system in 2013
Digital from Spring 2006

Comments

Total: 6, showing: 1 – 6

I've found that fewer people want to see good photos of events and places. I was at a wedding recently. For many years I've taken a camera to weddings, shooting the things that the official photographers don't - the people watching, the children playing etc. But everyone at this recent wedding had a smartphone - everyone was snapping away. Everyone had their own record.
I posted my pictures on Flickr and the bride and groom were delighted with the alternative perspective - as is often the case; but I can't help feeling that most of the guests already had a smartphone version of what I'd shot - not as well composed, not as high res, not as ... well you name it. But enough to mean they're not interested in someone else's pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 163rd comment | 2 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)

wonder if aperture add ons such as nik filters will be supported... I've been toying with a move to lightroom for some time now - held back by a misguided sense of loyalty to Aperture which has served me well. Shame really as Apple has a reputation as a graphics and photographers' platform and a high-end image library tool with Apeture's vault capability is a core part of my computer requirement.
Still, maybe the new product will replicate and enhance the feature set. If not - Lightoom; here I come!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 80th comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

wow.

just wow.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 63rd comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)

Why?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Another surprised Aperture user here - can't understand why the premier apple converter wouldn't be included in a test such as this.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 13:39 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Whilst I agree with the pro photographer's sentiment - ie you need to pay for quality or you get rubbish - she doesn't make a compelling case.

Most families have to run a car and pay for health insurance etc. Those expenses are not specific to being a photographer.

The real answer is in the Bride's question - if photographers were really making excessive profit - others would step into the local market and fill the gap - that's the economy working. The fact that they "can" charge $3000 means that's what the market will stand.

All this assumes there isn't a local photographers' cartel operating of course - which in some towns may well happen...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 176th comment
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