Despite all the problems in the world, photography had a pretty darn good 2008. While my data is merely empirical, it seems that interest in photography is on the rise. How many people do you know who do NOT own a camera? I can’t think of a single person.
We get hundreds of questions a week and the response on the forums is amazing. We’ve given thousands of dollars worth of prizes in our contests. Our advertisers have had great success, and we know first hand that we’ve helped lots of photographers improve their imaging.
On the industry front – New hardware and software gadgets were produced and sold at a record pace, despite a terrible U.S. economy
On the hardware side, most of the new cameras are simply amazing. There are some high points and low points to be sure, but the overall quality of the cameras being sold today far exceeds anything I could have dreamed of even 10 years ago
Canon’s ground-breaking 5D MK II, the Nikon D700 and the Panasonic LX3 were just three cameras that have us smiling. The ridiculously-expensive D3X was a let down. Continue reading