Hum... I didn't find the proper slot As an architect, I use my D3x as a "pro" tool (for architecture design, on the works, for urban studies, etc.), some of those pictures end in paid work (studies or designs) but not as the main subject (i.e. not as a photographer, even if some are just plain and not with PP work).
When not "working", I use photography as a derivative, a pleasure, but also to keep my "eyes" working and trained (and then, I tend to try to escape the architectural subjects, centering more on humans, feelings, atmosphere, etc..)
In today's hyper-mediatized societies, you can't escape showing pictures from whatever camera or device... Are they documentary photography, or just noisy image artifacts ? I don't really know...
Personally I often wonder what percentage of pros actually take time to follow these message boards. Clearly some do and are very active (and all of us who learn from you thank you!), but I wonder if pros are proportionally represented here vs. amateurs who use this for education (and for entertainment when trapped away from something to photograph).
So if (a completely made up number) pros are outnumbered by serious amateurs 50:1 in the real world, what do you think the numbers are here?
Sun 19-Aug-12 03:18 PM | edited Sun 19-Aug-12 03:18 PM by esantos
I just got my D4 a few days ago so my response here is purely empirical. But based on how I use my gear I plan to use my D4 for capturing nature and architectural photos that I sell with occasional success as either prints or stock. I also will be using this camera to supplement the D7000 I use at my regular job. It will be used primarily to shoot informational videos and document promotional events and workshops/seminars.
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