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Nikon’s PR Disaster – RESPONSE

September 29, 2011

After the misstep of posting the following  on their Facebook Page:

“A Photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses.” 

Nikon has issued the following reponse:

“We know some of you took offense to the last post, and we apologize, as it was not our aim to insult any of our friends. Our statement was meant to be interpreted that the right equipment can help you capture amazing images. We appreciate the passion you have for photography and your gear, and know that a great picture is possible anytime and anywhere.”

We all got a good chuckle out of this.  It was so obviously just poor choice of words and not a legitimate sentiment by the camera giant.  Forgive and forget… I’ll let the love affair with my two Nikons and various Nikkor lenses continue now.

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Adobe Lightroom 3.5 – Now Available

September 28, 2011

 

 

Today, Adobe moved Lightroom 3.5 out of RC status and made it officially available.

 

 

It includes the following updates:

  • Additional camera support for over 20 new camera models including the Nikon Coolpix P7100, Olympus E-PL3 and Sony SLT-A77
  • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3
To download the latest version, visit the Adobe Product Download Page
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Nikon's Huge Public Relations Error…

September 28, 2011

Nikon published a post on their Facebook Page stating:

 

 

“A Photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses.” 

 

 

Now, I understand the sentiment of this, but when you actually stop and read it, it can be taken as:

1) You can’t shoot good photos, unless you have [our] “good” gear.  

Or even more scandalous…

2) Your “good” photos, are a a result of our “good” gear 

… thus totally discounting your skill and hardwork in the process. 

This is more humorous to me than offensive.  But really… just a wonderful example of why it’s important to have the PR team run the post by someone before it goes live.

How much enjoyment do you think the folks over at Canon are getting out of this.  🙂

 

 

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Nikon’s Huge Public Relations Error…

September 28, 2011

Nikon published a post on their Facebook Page stating:

 

 

“A Photographer is only as good as the equipment he uses.” 

 

 

Now, I understand the sentiment of this, but when you actually stop and read it, it can be taken as:

1) You can’t shoot good photos, unless you have [our] “good” gear.  

Or even more scandalous…

2) Your “good” photos, are a a result of our “good” gear 

… thus totally discounting your skill and hardwork in the process. 

This is more humorous to me than offensive.  But really… just a wonderful example of why it’s important to have the PR team run the post by someone before it goes live.

How much enjoyment do you think the folks over at Canon are getting out of this.  🙂

 

 

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Zenfolio – New Features: HD Video, New Menus, Tablet Support

September 22, 2011

As a followup to my post yesterday, I thought I’d share this.  I am a big fan of sites that continue to work to add new features.

It was very reassuring to me, only days after switching, to log into Zenfolio and see a window sharing with me some new features that were coming to the site.  As I said, this was sort of my gripe with SmugMug — things were beginning to feel dated.

  • HD Video – Zenfolio will begin hosting 1080p HD video shortly.  So… no need to separate your portfolio across multiple sites when you need to include video.
  • Better Tablet Support – Along with their iPhone/iPad app they have optimized the user experience when viewing on a tablet.  The slideshows are all coded in HTML5 so they work beautifully on all devices — no Flash necessary.
  • New Menus & Themes – To keep things fresh, five new Menus and Themes have been added.

COUPON CODE – You save 10%:  Okay… read carefully.  All of my praise of Zenfolio the last few days, is totally unbiased.  I simply want the best photo hosting option.  I haven’t been paid or compensated in anyway by them or anyone else to sing this tune.  But… as with all of these sites, there are referal bonuses.  And I’m going to give you mine.  What will this do?  When you sign up for a full subscription, it will give you 10% off the price (and yes… I will get a small kickback as well).  Hey… we’re in a recession… but I’ll keep my honest thoughts coming regardless of the income.  So… if you want to sign up… use this code when prompted:  N95-WSY-REW

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LINKS: An Inside Look into your Photographer's Brain

September 21, 2011

An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain (from Wedding Photographer 411)

This is a great article from the blog Wedding Photographer 411.  I like it because it’s not written from a snarky point-of-view, but rather from an informative angle.  But in only a few paragraphs it captures the quick decisions we all go through before we press the shutter.

I love the intro:

You look great, you step into the shot and you watch the photographer press the button.  Then he looks at the back of the camera, maybe he grimaces and then he tweaks a bunch of settings in the camera and takes another shot. Then he or she does it again and again and again.  Once satisfied they smile and begin shooting.  When you see the final shot weeks later you LOVE it!  Well here is what had to happen in order to capture that image.  Now remember, some of us make it look effortless but it is no less difficult.  Some or ALL of these things have to happen for every shot!

Check it out…

Original Post HERE

 

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LINKS: An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain

September 21, 2011

An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain (from Wedding Photographer 411)

This is a great article from the blog Wedding Photographer 411.  I like it because it’s not written from a snarky point-of-view, but rather from an informative angle.  But in only a few paragraphs it captures the quick decisions we all go through before we press the shutter.

I love the intro:

You look great, you step into the shot and you watch the photographer press the button.  Then he looks at the back of the camera, maybe he grimaces and then he tweaks a bunch of settings in the camera and takes another shot. Then he or she does it again and again and again.  Once satisfied they smile and begin shooting.  When you see the final shot weeks later you LOVE it!  Well here is what had to happen in order to capture that image.  Now remember, some of us make it look effortless but it is no less difficult.  Some or ALL of these things have to happen for every shot!

Check it out…

Original Post HERE