AmateurSold a bagful of Canon DSLR gear to move to the Fuji X system in 2013Digital from Spring 2006
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.
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!
Another surprised Aperture user here - can't understand why the premier apple converter wouldn't be included in a test such as this.
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...