I thought the same when at the Ansel Adams exhibition....up to A3 size I felt my Canon G10 / R2880/ CS6 combo would have produced better prints had I been where he was at that particular time. Although there is rather more to his work that that.....
Technology is of course allowing people to get 'increasingly 'better' results with less and less skill ....just as most people with a microwave can, if they buy the better chill meals, produce increasingly impressive meals with no real culinary skills.
WHSmiths seems as well stocked as ever with mags....and I read last year that there was something like 5000 mag titles available in the UK.
True, but I do wonder how many copies they actually sell. Whenever I visit a WH Smiths I'm surprised by how few people are shopping in it. Most just seem to be browsing. People tend not to buy books from WH Smiths as they can now get them cheaper through online stores such as Amazon. People might buy the odd pen or pack of paper, but they're struggling with sales.
IPC Media publishes its final issue of Nuts magazine today.
The front cover of the edition, entitled 'The Final Issue', features the dates of its ten-year UK newsstand lifespan – 2004-2014. Glamour model for the cover is Lucy Pinder, who had been a frequent feature in the men's interest magazine. The Nuts website has also posted a "10 years of boobs with the Queen" compilation of Pinder's past photoshoots.
Front is gone and now today Nuts has announced its entered a consultation period with staff about a possible closure. Where next for the lads mags? Online only? Have they had their day? Is the UK is going puritanical following the adult restrictions on ISPs, the pishing for age validation on websites and ATVOD too. Hide away your boobies and smiles.
OY! You used the correct version of 'there, They're, Their!!!!! You don't belong on 'ere.
There's often a big difference between painted art and a photograph. Photography being constrained by limitations of yesteryear's technology being often misunderstood by those with modern ideas of photographic perfection.
I own many (expensive) photographic art books and have been to a few galleries and find myself increasingly unimpressed by what the masters of yesteryear have produced as I find the quality of my own (and peers) work superceding it in terms of consistency & clarity due to the incresed benefits of modern technology (I make no boasts about my artistic eye though).
That said, if you have an idea as to the processes & limitations of old technology then you can indeed be amazed by what people were capable of, but simply looking at the images with modern eyes without the background knowledge of how tough photography once was will, I fear, miss the point of seeing great works in the flesh.
Very good point. The average Jo looking at most images will fail to appreciate the context in terms of image production.