ToddSC

Lives in United States Charleston, SC, United States
Works as a photo studio and lab
Joined on Jun 3, 2010

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It has been several years since I picked up a photography magazine. By the time the print was dry and in your hands many other websites had published and moved on to newer topics. It also seemed that the ads continued to take over content.

I have asked DPReview if they considered a ad-free site for a subscription. The content is top notch and I would pay to see it as-free. No response yet

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On article Is the snapshot dead? (70 comments in total)

I would argue the snapshot is alive and well. The fact that it is a cellphone is immaterial. In fact I would say a lot more folks are getting better photos than the old 110 and pocket film cameras ever could. Now the content is quite a bit more diverse as with film each frame was thought of in terms of cost to develop and print while digital costs nothing. So we get a lot more "selfies" and pictures of weird stuff that folks in the pre-digital days would probably never have taken.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 51st comment
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ulfie: Film is almost dead. So is Kodak.

Kodak will live on - Chapter 11 does not mean that it will completely go under. It will reorganize, sell off parts and maybe have a large investor buy into their company.

Kodak is still the 800 pound gorilla in the print business. I work at a photo lab and people still want Kodak. Their paper and chemicals is a mainstay for their company. Others have hit on it though - they went thru what many companies did in the 80's and 90's - buying products that were somehow related but not in their core competency. After floundering with these other products they jettisoned them at a huge loss . Big bloated companies get their belts tightened when lean times come on. Add to that their lack of competitiveness in Digital and it is going to be a rough future - but one they will endure, I hope.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 21:03 UTC
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