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Posted on: 12 December 2007

While visiting I ran across the following links:

Infotrends says 89% of Pro Photographers are “Digital”

According to a recent InfoTrends survey of over 1,000 professional photographers across specialties, the increased use of digital photography is leading to new opportunities in the imaging industry. It’s no surprise that the percentage of total digital images captured by pros has grown from 82% in 2006 to 89% in 2007; however, a pronounced increase in the number of digital images captured per week by the average pro suggests that software, service, and printing solution providers are likely to benefit in the long run. [Read the rest of the article.]

 Women Spend More Time in Photoshop Than Men?

According to wakoopa, a software use tracking application and web site, the most used software (among people who registered and downloaded the tracking app) was Firefox which was used by 8905 people for 102,859 hours in the tracking period. Photoshop CS3 was used by 3869 people for a total of 23,234 hours. And, according to TechCrunch, wakoopa shows that Tuesday is the day that users play games the least while women spend about twice the time in Photoshop than men. It’s not clear whether men work faster than women or that men aren’t as graphically inclined than women (seriously, we’re not making any judgments on this, we’re just reporting what the numbers are). [Read the rest of the article.]

Is Digital Forcing Out Photography’s Roots?

… in the name of digital, the art of photography is undergoing a revolution.

As the techniques formed in the wet lab darkroom are translated into computer applications like Photoshop, can that sacred space, the darkroom, survive?

It’s not looking good if you consider the movement of college education. The new consolidated Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, set to break ground by April 2009, will not include a darkroom. [Read the rest of the article.]

Each of these should generate some great discussion.


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