Category Archives: Essays

M4/3 Ideal for Baby Boomers

Browsing photography sites these days would give folks the impression that ‘everyone’ is buying full frame camera gear. And, based on the opinions of ‘reviewers’, it would be hard not to think that the only cameras of any merit are full frame or larger. This article counters some of these perspectives. It also provides my opinion on why M4/3 is ideal for Baby Boomers.

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Camera Market Decline Risks

The latest CIPA data for November shows that the camera market has continued to contract for each month in 2019. While some folks seem to enjoy speculating about the failure of one camera brand or another, camera market decline risks have broader potential impacts for all of us who are interested in photography.

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Camera Buying Triangle

Plenty of camera gear announcements are usually made at the CES Show which started yesterday in Las Vegas. No doubt there will be a plethora of equipment that will stimulate the Gear Acquisition Syndrome yearnings in many photographers. This article discusses some approaches that can be used to help determine the best gear to meet our individual needs. One of them is the Camera Buying Triangle.

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Improving Our Photography

Regardless of the brand of camera and the format that we use, there are things we can do to get more out of our current camera gear. This article provides some ideas on improving our photography. Most of these suggestions do not involve spending more money on camera gear. These ideas on improving our photography have nothing to do with any specific camera or camera format.

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Professional, Enthusiast and Unique Cameras

It is interesting to have a look at the financial performance of various companies that manufacture cameras. As could be expected, general trends are obvious… decreasing unit sales, revenues and profits. After the camera market peaked in 2012, it has been in a state of continued decline. This decline indicates that the future of the industry is with professional, enthusiast and unique cameras. The days of mass marketing inexpensive consumer-oriented generic cameras are over.

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Hawks, Peacocks, Owls and Doves

The idea for this article: Hawks, Peacocks, Owls and Doves… popped into my head as I was checking some camera gear for an early morning shoot. It wasn’t because I was planning to photograph these birds. My mind had wandered back to a number of years ago when I used to do a lot of business coaching and training work And, often made presentations to large business audiences.

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