Are amateurs gradually being priced out of the photography market? Sure looks that way.
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Flickr’s new owner SmugMug has announced that free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and is doubling the price of “Pro” accounts that can have more than 1,000 photos. Accounts that have not upgraded to “Pro” by February 5, 2019 will have their excess photos automatically deleted by Flickr. I have a grandfathered “Pro” account but I am giving serious thought to deleting my Flickr account after these changes by SmugMug. Flickr’s large number of “free” photos had created a photography community – that community will now largely go away and be replaced by a mostly pro or semi-pro community of people seeking to promote themselves or their business. Flickr then turns into a cloud storage system for photos.
Facebook introduces a slick version of the old “3D wiggle” method of viewing 3D images without glasses. For now, it only works with selected iPhones having dual cameras.
The Lumix GX8 in-body-image-stabilization (IBIS) only works with some lenses and then, not that well. Read the post for the details.
Two weeks after Nikon introduced 2 mirrorless cameras, Canon introduces 1 mirrorless camera – ten years after competitors launched the mirrorless revolution in photography. Canon’s offering is missing many features that have been available for years from those “second-rate companies” whose products are not “serious” and “credible” says the
Canon fan boy reviewer.
“the next major release of [Adobe] Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan).'”
The link below goes to a great article. But I add tip #0 – make sure you are in an area where you can legally fly a quadcopter. Many enthusiasts live within 5 miles of airports and cannot legally fly unless they drive considerable distances. They may also find that there are restrictions at their destinations – no flying in National Parks or National Monuments and many state parks also prohibit...