Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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there are always people behind the curve

princewolf wrote:

Spot on.

Spot on about the iPad just being an "overpriced gimmick and of very little real use for photographers?"

Sure, that's why there are so many videos posted to youtube by professional photographers, showing professional photographers using the iPad.

For example, here's Challenge Roddie, a very successful fashion and celebrity photographer talking about how he's been using the iPad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Ud66j47eA&feature=related (jump to 2:30 in the video to get to the meat of what he's talking about).

Or how about the perspective of a former iPad skeptic, successful commercial & editorial photographer, Lara Rossignol:

http://www.piewacketblog.com/journal/2010/6/8/the-ipad-according-to-pie.html

And many, many other pros are doing the same with their iPad. Some pros are even sending out iPads or leaving iPads with clients so that the clients can view their portfolios. In fact, the practice is becoming so prevalent that there are even apps specifically designed for this purpose. You can load up your portfolio, and the viewer can only access your portfolio.

There are always going to be people who are slow to adapt to technology, or are slow to see what new uses and applications new devices and technologies offer. The iPad is just one such device. The less visionary and slower-to-adapt folks will dismiss it as a "gimmick", just like many photographers of the past dismissed things like auto exposure, auto focus, image stabilization, TTL flash metering, and even digital photography as being nothing more then expensive "gimmicks" with no real use to real photographers. But of course, history has proven these naysayers wrong. And likewise, the iPad/tablet naysayers will also find themselves on the wrong side of history.

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