This weekend I watched an incredibly inspiring photography documentary titled Manufactured Landscapes (photos taken during the making of his photo book Manufactured Landscapes). Manufactured Landscapes is a 2006 documentary on the work of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky who photographs landscapes created from civilizations waste, large and small. I’ve seen the photographic work of Edward Burtynsky in the
For Part 2 of my review of the Think Tank Shape Shifter camera bag I thought I’d try something new… a video review. Demonstrating or highlighting components and qualities of the bag just seemed to flow better on video than in writing. Quite a few people contacted me about the bag after posting part 1 of the Shape Shifter review. I’m pretty certain I’ve answered the questions I’ve receive
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post The Marginal Cost of Creativity & Free… One of the more interesting concepts that a creative can easily lose track of while reading “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” is before going through the decision process of how to employ “Free” tactics, one should assess if they’re aiming to take part in a market of abundance or scarcity.
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post Assumptions of “Free”… One of the strongest arguments made in Free is that in a competitive market (namely the Internet for sake of discussion) all prices are driven towards Zero or Near-Zero Marginal Cost. In economic terms I completely understand the principle, but as a creative I find the notion disconcerting on multiple fronts. Back in 1993/4 I was a research ass
Continuing my thoughts from my previous post Review: “Free: the Future of a Radical Price” … Free: The Future of a Radical Price tackles a variety of challenging concepts that have perplexed very smart economists and entrepreneurs for sometime. The arguments made to justify Free and hail it as the future model, in a very broad sense, of online economics could easily be labeled ambitious or optimistic. While I
Chris Anderson kick-started the discussion of Free as a business strategy in early 2008 with his Wired article Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business. His previous book the “Long Tail” received rave reviews and has become a must read for many in marketing and business development. The Long Tail explores the combination of market forces and newly available digital technologies creating revenue opportuni
In 2008 after reading Chris Anderson’s article Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business I had two reactions: Resistance, a quick knee jerk reaction to say bah humbug. Curiosity, to dissect the notion of what impact free has not just on businesses but creative content. I read the Free article a couple weeks after it came out on a flight back from Utah and later kept that edition of Wired on my desk for sometime
This week I’m trying out a new camera bag, the Think Tank Shape Shifter. I’ve posted a video of part 1 of my review (see below). I wanted to see how much this shape shifting back could really hold and what better way to test that than by moving gear from my very full Lowepro Vertex 200 AW camera backpack to it. So far so good. I’ll give the bag a run for its money, adjusting what I keep in it, for