Friday, April 22, 2011

Take a picture

Slate has an interesting story about photographer David Hobby - bringing hobby photography up to professional standards.
By teaching a horde of novices the skills necessary to shoot photographs of a quality that was until very recently only within the grasp of an elite few, Hobby has played a significant role in the transformation of the profession. In the last few years, the market rate for many types of professional photographs has dropped by as much as 99 percent.

I learned photography on the fly, when I worked as a reporter in South Carolina - back in the days of film and chemicals.
Technology changes, and many people benefit. But those who had the past monopolies suffer.

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