Iâ€™ve been running around lately, conducting photography workshops, shooting commercial, glamour, editorial, sports and other photography and even lecturing at photo centers and photo schools and even working with models and others professionals involved in my shoots and Iâ€™m finding out there is one common threadâ€”some type of â€œIâ€ technology.Â
From I-Phones, I-Pods, I-Touch and everything else imaginable Apple Computers has put the â€œIâ€ back in TEAM somehowâ€”itâ€™s there, you might not physically see it, but itâ€™s there as the synergy of the Apple creatives must be keeping Steve Jobs real happy with all their creations.
One only wonders what else is next in store for us, the I-Car perhaps? Iâ€™m not real sure, but for those creatives in my field, the I-Phone, I-Pod and the I-Touch are fast becoming the new â€œportable portfoliosâ€ for many as itâ€™s so easy to add images into these devices and even group the images into specific folders (genres) for viewing along with multimedia functionality.
I spent an entire week at FotoFusion often going to private dinners, lunches, and other functions watching famous photographers like Vincent Versace, Douglas Dubler and others sharing their work on their I-Folios as I like to call themâ€”Dubler has his I-Touch and Versace his I-Phone and the presentations of their work on these smaller than printed portfolio screens were powerful.<
Think about it, as photographers when we â€œchimpâ€ while shooting weâ€™re looking at LCD screens smaller than most of the I-AppleamKingofTheMultimediaDevices so it only makes sense that portfolios have down-sized from Brewer-Cantelmo leather photography portfolios to hand-held digital devices protected in leather cases.
Iâ€™ve seen models, make-up artists, art directors and others in the visual fields carry their resume of images attached to their belt, biceps or purse as the new standard and if youâ€™re not sporting this new look, well youâ€™re out of fashion (style) as they say in this world and Iâ€™d suggest you get hot on this ditch your beeper.Â
While I-Technology is hot, make sure you do research and make informed, educated purchasing decisions as technology changes every Monday when the Board of Directors meet. Thanks and God Bless, rg sends!