The End of a Legacy…

January 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Kodak represents an interesting stream through the history of photography. They have been instrumental in developing (pun intended) the digital world and the social attitudes that have eventually lead to their demise. In fact, Kodak invented the digital camera!

Photographers were once akin to magicians; merging the mystical technologies of scary chemistry and electronics with the critical skills of focusing our vision (and the cameras!) through story telling. Now, the technology is taking care of by “the man behind the screen” through the likes of Apple, Adobe, Phase One, and the stalwarts that came after Kodak: Canon, Nikon, Hasselbald, and Fuji. However, as much as photographers like to complain about the current state of the business,@holdencalgary makes some excellent points in his blog posted at opinionehted.com. Specifically, as professionals it is our job to “focus on what is most important, creating content, making images, and sharing their stories with the world”. The blog is well written and certain worth the time to not only read but reflect over.

Started in 1889, the Eastman Kodak Company has been part of all our lives. Much like today’s generation where terms like “Google” means search, or “Facebook me” means get in touch, the “Kodak momen……

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