Print is dead!

Started Jul 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 4,736
Re: Print is dead! I also dont think so

manhattan wrote:

With the exception of wedding, commercial and senior portraits I think with the exception of the occasional photograph that print is dead. People are much more interested in simply sharing for a moment on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. They are not interested in the extreme quality that a D810/5D can produce as long as the photo captures them in an exceptional location, pose or group setting. There are exceptions of course, but really makes you wonder what the future of photography is? We already have seen phones basically destroy the low end point and shoot market. People are happy with less and showing they are simply not interested in paying for more.

I have been thinking about upgrading to a new D810 for several reasons, but wonder if the only person who will really appreciate any improvements will be me. I seriously don't think others will either notice or appreciate.

Maybe this is our "CD Moment"? Just like when the obvious quality in vinyl records was replaced by cheap and inferior sounding CDs. Digital makes it easy, light, portable and shareable. Hmmm.

Personally - we have printed all of our important family photos, no one knows what happens tomorrow, but if you want to preserve memories as best on can, print is actually the only way (aside from keeping back up electronic ).

Who knows where tomorrow is going. Maybe it is the risk aversion in me, but....who knows if the current electronics will stand time and with prints , you don't have to convert to a new format every 10 years.

I also like looking at prints in an album, it is...nicer.

Third party - some stuff I do, people have asked for prints, including larger ones. So Robin Casady is right, many realize the value of printing large when done well.

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