A quiet week on the Pro Imaging list must be down to summer holidays, but still some interesting discussions as always.
After much discussion and many postings from members, it has been decided to accept the inevitable changes in our industry and allow membership to RF shooters, This does not mean that we as a group of professional mainly commissioned photographers approve of this business model, but sadly it has become a fact of life and an established modus operandi in our industry. Please see below a statement from one of our founders :
“Many thanks to all the members who on and off list have put forward their views on whether or not we should remove the RF hurdle from PI admission which has been in place from the start of Pro Imaging in 2004. We have carefully considered all the arguments put forward both on and off list over the last few weeks and before, and have decided that now is the right time to make the change.
The change does not mean that we approve of RF, rather that we see little point in damaging the development of PI or loosing valuable members by keeping this rule any longer when the fight against RF is already lost.
I’m aware that there are some members who are concerned that lifting the RF barrier may mean a lowering of entry standards on PI. Please rest assured that we never accept members who are not able to demonstrate a reasonably high level of professional ability and this is not going to change.”
A Flextight scanner was offered for sale, and a discussion was had regarding the suitability of various viewing lights for inkjet prints and proofing papers as new lighting is introduced.
Another of our group highlighted the Conference on EU copyright reform and digital single market – and requested an attendee.
Another member received an usually high fee from Alamy, a good sign that all is not completely lost! Then there was a chat about MacBookPro External Display Options, and another topic raised was Video Delivery and solutions for this. Then suggestions were put forward for Archiving hard drives with G-tech being suggested as a promising route.
Other matters coming up during the week were “WHOIS” searches, “Photography: Mastered with Nick Knight” as an online tutorial and some sardonic responses!
A retoucher was being sought and one of our own members was suggested for this….. better than “Linked-in”?
Another case of copyright infringement came to light in the West Country (UK)
with ways recommended to seek out the perpetrator and deal with them.
Finally a question about the x-Rite Color Checker and Capture One met with a useful response.
So another week on the list with a major change for the membership and the usual store of questions and answers. Have a good week.
Compiled by Paul Webster – www.paulsnap.com