While there is a place for retouching software, especially on volume photography business, many photographers can't seem to use common sense in applying it. The "fauxtographer" created a caricature of a woman, not a portrait of a person. This is horrible.
This is 18... a wonderful photographic piece by the New York Times, is a great example of the power of photography to capture the moment and show just how many common things we have. A real joy.
72% of consumers seeking to purchase a digital interchangeable lens camera in the next year don't own one. They are upgrading from smartphones.
DP Review - Published Oct 7, 2018 | Bryan Gaz
KeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends has released its 2018 US Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Market Study.
The study, which "started as a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) market has now evolved into two segments: DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras (MILCs)," says KeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends in its synopsis. Some of the data presented in the study seems obvious, while other tidbits stand out.
Starting off, the study revealed 72 percent of consumers looking to purchase a DILC in the next year currently don't own one. The study says most of those potential first-time buyers are making the jump from smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras, with 33 percent of smartphone users and 42 percent of point-and-shoot users saying they're considering a mirrorless camera.
The study also discovered that 30 percent of all camera and/or smartphone owners planned on taking photography more seriously in the next five years. Of the 30 percent, 80 percent plan on labelling themselves as a hobbyist photographer or higher.
KeyPoint Intelligence — InfoTrends says the "study is designed to equip companies that are interested in the DILC market with critical business planning information." As such, the entire study is available for purchase, but it won't come cheap. The study costs $20,000 and includes a 158 slide PDF presentation, demographic and digital camera banners and tabulations, and Excel pivot tables.
A stark reminder of the power of photography. Thank you to my friend Pablo Delano for posting this in his Facebook page.