My 2007 Wishlist
With the year nearly over, we now enter the season of “the list.” Having never generated a list of anything useful on this blog, I figured, why break with tradition? So here’s just another list of things I’m wishing and hoping for in 2007:
1. I wish Canon and Nikon would make a pro body (read: metal and durable) that didn’t scream “I’m a photographer! Look at me!” Miniaturization seems to be pervasive in electronics with the exception of pro photography.
2. I hope that even in the heat of conflict and spot news, when the adrenaline is pumping and sleep is scarce, that photojournalists find the strength to maintain the highest levels of integrity in their work.
3. I wish Apple would come out with a 12″ Macbook Pro that weighs 3 lbs and doesn’t have a battery that doubles as a space heater.
4. I hope upload speeds from our homes catch up with our download speeds.
5. I hope that the erosion of photographer rights slows, and that we continue to work together as an industry to increase the value of professionally created images.
6. I hope self-cleaning sensors become the norm for D-SLRs.
7. I hope to continue to be inspired by great photography, and the people who create it.
8. I hope technology makes color profiling between devices a non-issue because I still don’t understand what black point compensation for soft proofing means.
8b. I hope all web browsers become color managed.
9. I hope to control my appetite for new lighting gear.
10. I hope you never lose a single image.
Lastly, I wrote in June about my grandfather turning 100 years old. He passed away last week in his sleep at 100 years, six months and three days. People like my grandfather don’t receive large obituaries in the New York Times. Their funerals aren’t attended by the masses. And yet to me, his death is as significant a loss as any I’ve experienced. So with my little corner of the Internet, I just want to say how much I’m gonna miss him. Here’s to you grandpa.
PhotoShelter has done a wonderful job for us photographers. My wish for 2007 is a more robust crop option for auto fulfillment. I’m not greedy, I do not need my customers to be able to actually change the crop just to be able to move the crop mask to insure no heads are cropped out.
Thanks guys for making this site an amazing sales tool for photographers who are sick and tired of photo agencies. My only wish is, like Alex, better options for print buyers in regards to cropping. I have already had 2 customers email complaints about thier prints. One about the borders on her prints and one about the bad crop. Letting the customer see what they get before ordering will save me the trouble of having to upload a different file for every print size I wish to sell. See what you guys can do. Thanks again for the great site.
Last thing on the top of my wish list. Sales reports would be really nice. I can be happy with something as simple as sales per month, year to date, and annual by gallery, by collection. Give me that and cropping and I am a life long customer
What a wonderful picture of your grandfather!