Chicago Sun Times fires all photographers

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  1. neutrino23 macrumors 65816

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    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/31/chicago-sun-times-fires-its-entire-photo-staff/

    According to a fired photographer "Sun-Times reporters," he wrote, "begin mandatory training today on 'iPhone photography basics' following elimination of the paper's entire photo staff."

    I like the iPhone 5 camera and use it a lot, but this is extreme. What about sports photography? Night shots? Those needing long lenses, good flash. What about experience? Talent?

    I use the iPhone camera a lot but for important pictures I use a Canon DSLR with a 17-55mm f2.8 lens for wide angle shots and a 70-300mmL for tight shots.

    My guess is that they'll start buying pictures from independents like Peter Parker.
     
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    They'll just hire freelancers on an as needed basis.
     
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    If true, it means more and more people apparently don't know or care about quality work.

    Editors are probably next so we can enjoy the misuse of "your", "there" and "its".
     
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    Its true that your probably rite they're.
     
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    I'm sorry, I know it's impolite to correct others English usage, but that should read..."Its' true that yore probably write their".

    (BTW:I hope you take this correction in the spirit it was given...)





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    Now that I think about it, this isn't a bad idea at all.

    It's a newspaper, how good of a photo do you really need?!??
     
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    As a newspaper reader (yes, I know...yesterday's news today), and the art is an important part of illustrating many stories, IMO.:D
     
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