I was encouraged a bit by this. I have a 5D and shoot sports and community events for a local town Tv station, mixing video and stills on Aperture. I have a 24-70 lens but the word "lens" means little to me because I'm coming from a video background. (I started out as a photographer but got into video via local Tv in the 1980's and never really understood lenses.) However, I note that all the "real" photographers have zoom lenses. I have to get right up in the faces of my subjects to shoot them.
When he said a good photograph was never shot with a zoom lens I felt better. Maybe when I shoot sports I should have a longer one, but the limitation forces me to get up away from my "safe" corner, risk annoying people, and get the good shot. People are momentarily annoyed, if at all, but a good photo is forever.
I'm a little younger than he is and I work in video so I have a fair understanding of Final Cut and am now learning Aperture. (I never could get my head around Photo Shop but didn't spend a lot of time with it either.) However, I like that he produces good stuff with his old ways. I do think though, there does come a time when the technology becomes so distant from the old method that the old method just can't compete. Latest and greatest thing--you don't have to know that. But the things you can do with these new programs just blows away the dark room and maybe he should consider spending a little time on these new ways. It's a bit like bow and arrow technology V. gunpowder.
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