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05-11-2016, 08:09 AM   #1471
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It only appeals to pro photographers if their customers would demand better IQ then currently provided.
In a lot of services the providers try to be innovative and provide new and better service or product without the customer asking for it. It gives them an edge over the competition.
I gather from your statement that pro photographers don't do that. They don't try to give their customers the best quality they can; they only give them the minimum quality product that the customer asks for?
Hm.
I did not know that. But I'm not a professional photographer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
It only appeals to pro photographers if their customers would demand better IQ then currently provided. I don't see that yet happening. It is about what push is going on in photography. We have lots of years where the amount of pixels is the thing to look at. Now it looks like that dynamic range messures in iso-invariance is very important. And somehow Canon, being the week party in both races is the company that sells the most.
I have been working in a photoshop for periodes between 1978 and 1989, together about 3 yars. People came in and asked med what camera do you sell most of? I answered: Are you going to buy a camera that is perfect for you, or just what most people buy? People also buy a brand, a feeling, to be a part of something. I have heard people saying they have a semiproffesional Canon, and it's for newbeginners. But it is Canon. It is always the photographer that is making a good or bad result, but it is easier with a good camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
In a lot of services the providers try to be innovative and provide new and better service or product without the customer asking for it. It gives them an edge over the competition.
I gather from your statement that pro photographers don't do that. They don't try to give their customers the best quality they can; they only give them the minimum quality product that the customer asks for?
Hm.
I did not know that. But I'm not a professional photographer.
Maybe we overhere are in an economical downside for to many years now.

There is one sportsimages agency that recently changed to using 7D mark ii instead of full frame. Most of their sold images are for Internet and only a small part of their sales is for news paper printing. Getting their images as fast as possible in 1200pixels is the most important part of the work.

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I did not know that. But I'm not a professional photographer.
I hear it's the quickest way to go bankrupt.
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I hear it's the quickest way to go bankrupt.
That said, the ones that flourish do indeed seem to try to expand the boundaries.. to get an edge to make themselves stand out. Be it in gear, in technique, or in some form of service.

But I think that goes for much of the job market... the ones really thriving heavily are the ones more open to new ideas and put in the time experimenting, testing, refining, and delivering.. the really passionate ones with business sense.

Once you get the 'name', I can only imagine how difficult it is to keep that going.. lots of demand and likely a lot of tug to stick to old methods of operating.. I'm glad to be a hobbyist/enthusiast than a commercial photographer. I get the feeling it would be less fun with deadlines, financial spreadsheets, and customers..
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Once you get the 'name', I can only imagine how difficult it is to keep that going.. lots of demand and likely a lot of tug to stick to old methods of operating.

Yes, it could work out that way, if you're successful enough you have choices.


Bill Cunningham's had the same routine ... street and high fashion photography with a film camera ... for decades with the New York Times.


Annie Liebowitz has mixed art with schedules. She does very complex portrait setups but mixes it with lower tech, more personal material, like the photos of objects that belonged to her favourite artists and photojournalism during the 1999 Balkan conflicts.
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If Nikon had a good implementation of pixelshift within 6 months the stock photography buyers would insist on it for non moving subjects.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Maybe we overhere are in an economical downside for to many years now.

There is one sportsimages agency that recently changed to using 7D mark ii instead of full frame. Most of their sold images are for Internet and only a small part of their sales is for news paper printing. Getting their images as fast as possible in 1200pixels is the most important part of the work.
There are very different types of work. Sports images aren't going to require the same gear as landscape/architecture/product photography. A 7D MK II or D500 would probably give similar results to many full frame cameras for sports photography -- or maybe even better because they have faster frame rates and excellent auto focus with points that extend to the edge of the viewfinder.

A professional photographer has to be a sales person -- particularly in a time when everyone has a digital camera. Part of that is selling people on the quality of your images. I understand you haven't used pixel shift, but if you are already post processing an image, this doesn't add more than a couple of minutes processing time and really bumps image quality up to medium format level. I have used it a lot and I like its implementation on the K-1. It has less artifacts than on the K3 II and it is usable in real world conditions.

I don't expect to convince you of anything Ron. Just know that there are real people who are using it and like it just fine.
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Sport's imaging is an overcrowded sector in jobs... and i guess a dead end for photo companies.
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Sport's imaging is an overcrowded sector in jobs... and i guess a dead end for photo companies.
There are more photo section overcrowded. Making money with concert photography isn't easy these days.
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There are more photo section overcrowded. Making money with concert photography isn't easy these days.
Making money in many fields of work is tough. The thing is that you have to stand out and sell your skill. The demise of photography is a long way from being a real thing. There are still plenty of people who value still images and are willing to pay well to have them made. The hard part is getting to know the right people and being a good enough sales person that you get a job.

It isn't about gear as such, but you do need to have an adequate level of gear in order to stand out.

I'm not sure what has happened, Ron, but there was a time when you took a lot of photos and seemed to enjoy photography and now you've turned into a grouch who attacks whatever new gear Pentax decides to release. I think it would help just to take some photos with your K-01 or even get a K-1 and have some fun with it. Don't use the features you don't care about, but life is too short to spend it being critical of things like this.
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but life is too short to spend it being critical of things like this.
So many cameras! So little time!!! (I need help for my GAS... seriously!)
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So many cameras! So little time!!! (I need help for my GAS... seriously!)
Ah, another GAS victim
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Sport's imaging is an overcrowded sector in jobs... and i guess a dead end for photo companies.
Honestly most types of photography where you shoot rapidly changing subjects can probably very soon be fully replaced by drones with cameras and smart algorithms to pick the right shots and "sports" is especially easy to automate, because the artistic part is close to nothing (usually way below smartphone selfies) and requirements are so low. Most of it all is just defined by capturing the right "moment".

Do 8k video and let a computer pick the right frame.

If you look at what get's published even on title pages during Olympics, the first thing that comes to mind is "sad" from a photography side.

If you think about it, it's rather simple: All those areas where people complain about technology most (machinegun framerate photography, subjects that need "tracking" and superfast AFC) are obviously the ones where technology is more important than artistic photographer skill. Thus the photographer is relatively unimportant. Thus it is desireable to replace him completely with fully automated options.

Why would anyone want to waste money of low level human jobs which can be easily replaced by computers?
Do we want to pay lighthouse-keepers again?
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