rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
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Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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  • A true romantic, he will be missed!

    His blog was a breath of fresh air and probably among the few meaningful photo blogs around.

    The naysayers here are either incapable or unwilling to accept...

  • Commented on CP+ 2013: Casio Interview article

    The cameras are actually quite good. They're quite responsive in my (now dated, admittedly) experience; hopefully the new ones are just as snappy.

    The guy in the photo looks a tad constipated...

  • I think you've summarized it very well indeed. You are exactly correct in my opinion: There is now an option to lower image quality at lower cost and this is the option that the public choses,...

  • I can't see it happening. The cat's out of the bag. Newspapers had no concept how to deal with the web, and so many made their stuff free that it's truly difficult to sell subs nowadays.

    The WSJ...

  • They'll need more subscriptions than that though, and they'll have to compete with free publications that use "snapshots" and publish the news within minutes, online, for "free" to everyone -- yes...

  • No.

    People won't line up to pay for anything.

    If you want to produce art, find a wealthy sponsor and have them buy your masterpieces.

    Everyone else will be OK.

  • The "photographers" and "photojournalists" have a tremendous sense of entitlement and self-importance from what I see here though. The reality is, they're not important enough to sell papers....

  • Human greed has not changed.

    Are you saying that increasing the quality of photojournalists will increase newspaper sales?

  • Human greed has not changed.

    Are you saying that increasing the quality of photojournalists will increase newspaper sales?

    I doubt young people are incapable of recognizing quality; they are...

  • There is no such thing as a fake photographer. Anyone with a mobile phone is a photographer. There, I said it.

    The sacred cows are no more.

  • Are you willing to pay the photojournalists? You owe so much to them as you say.

    Will you specifically pay? Do you buy newspapers? How many?

  • Libération is not sold on Amazon.

  • It's not a matter of the reader "perceiving value" in the gesture. It's a matter of whether the publisher is willing to pay for "photojournalists" and the answer is increasingly "no."

  • They'll publish without *your* photos. They'll get less expensive photos elsewhere. For example, from absolutely anyone at the scene. They may not be excellent quality and may lack that elusive...

  • OK so snapshots. So what? Are you willing to pay for actual photographs? Great, because nobody else is.

    Snapshots will do fine.

  • The best photographs in the world AREN'T GOING TO SELL NEWSPAPERS.

    Ostensibly, photojournalists WERE pros and "excellent" at what they did. Newspaper sales DECLINED.

    What would you do? Pay the...

  • The best photographs in the world AREN'T GOING TO SELL NEWSPAPERS.

    Ostensibly, photojournalists WERE pros and "excellent" at what they did. Newspaper sales DECLINED.

    What would you do? Pay the...

  • Except this "protest issue" isn't relevant.

    Newspapers aren't going to start printing issues without photographs.

    They're going to start printing issues without photographs from "photographers"...

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