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Do you believe in sharing your knowledge or keeping it secret?

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« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2011, 07:29 »
Willing to do it for peanuts!  yes and you know why, simply because they dont know or have never experienced the differance.

I can understand wanting the experience, what I can't understand is how these guys can afford to do it so cheaply or why the clients would accept the quality folks like that pump out.

Well its a new generation of photographers and buyers. Few weeks back a young AD phones me, asking me to take some shots of the Gothenburg container-port, he said " oh I want it digital ofcourse"  I said OK, only the previous one wanted it Velvia, E6 processing, He then said, " *! I wouldnt know what to do with trannies".

That just about sums it up,  they dont know!  this happend to be an Advertising guy,  then try to imagine what the average Micro buyer is like.

« Reply #76 on: July 04, 2011, 08:22 »
I read somewhere or other that there are entire industrial regions now where you can't find a drum scanning service. Without that, Velvia probably isn't much use. On an Epson flatbed scanner you are struggling to get the same quality as a 20MP digital file out of a 6x6 neg.  So the young guy was right: you use what the industry can handle.
There aren't many people out there who would know how to make a flong from hot metal, either. It's called progress.


« Reply #77 on: July 05, 2011, 02:01 »
I really dont know if you can call that progress. The more electronics in a new car, the more will go wrong and the more often you end up with heavy repair bills, is that progress?

I did a search on IS, for a professional lumberjack with protective gear and everything, I found one on page 10 ( if I remember correctly) on previous pages, way up front were some kids playing with an axe, shot by daddy ofcourse and with zero dls ofcourse but as far as the search? these kiddie pics were more relevant?
Dont think so. Embarrassing rather.

« Reply #78 on: July 05, 2011, 02:41 »
Well, I wasn't talking about cars - though I do remember that back in the 60s it was quite normal for the radiator to boil halfway up a hill or to need starting with the crank-handle (what happened to those?), whereas my current car has had only one breakdown (recently, due to dirt in the radiator) in nine years. So some credit for improved quality should go to the car makers.

The switch from film to digital is generally regarded as progress, which is why drum scanning services are getting to be as hard to find as crank-handles. There's not much call for either. Or for flongs.

I doubt if anyone except an iStock employee would consider their bizarre keywording and search system and results to have anything to do with progress, as you still need the crank-handle for when it stalls. The prize for progress in search engines must belong to Google.


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