Need help on upgrades/items for Photo student

Crawn2003

macrumors 6502
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Jul 8, 2005
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Santa Rosa, California
Hello all,

I'm starting out at a Photography school and was wondering what upgrades I should invest in for being a Photography student. My current Macs are:

PowerMac Dual 2.5 PPC G5
5 GB memory
2x300 GB Drives
Pioneer DVR-109 DVD-R/DL
23" HD Display

PowerBook G4 1.67
2 GB memory
100 GB drive
SuperDrive

Are there any upgrades, etc. that I should consider? For the last 6 years all I've worked in was video production for a local company doing safety videos and instructional videos.

Thanks for any feedback.

~Crawn
 

katie ta achoo

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May 2, 2005
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kingjr3 said:
Seriously? :confused:

The only thing that will outperform that is an XServe cluster :eek:

I agree!!

If you want, you could get a really cool $2000+ camera.

Oooo, cooooool.....

Umm.. you could go all out and get 8 gigs of ram in that thing?
 

mduser63

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Nov 9, 2004
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Salt Lake City, UT
This is sort of a weird thread. There are very few people that have nicer, more expensive setups than you do. I really think you've already got more than you need. 5 GBs of RAM is not worth the money already. What else would you add? Your PB is already maxed out as well. Spend the money on a nice new camera, or put it in savings for later.
 

allisonv7

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Jul 20, 2004
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I'm in agreement with everyone else - computer wise you're more than set.

If I had that setup and was going to invest some money in photo equipment I'd buy a nice printer, camera, and/or digital image viewer.

Ok, now time for my responsible, logical, mature side to kick in. I'd wait awhile. Ask your teachers what you need, they know better than anyone what is appropriate for your program. Or just wait until school starts and see what your peers have and what you're actually using. Also, I graduated from a visual communications program and had to take a bunch of photo classes. They always had equipment available for students to borrow. You could always do that and once you graduate in a few years spend the money on the most up-to-date equipment.



allison.
 

Crawn2003

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Jul 8, 2005
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Santa Rosa, California
MacNoobie said:
Wow that was a sugar coated brag thread right there, for a student looking for upgrades thats quite a setup.
Didn't intend for it to be. :(

I'm serious about that. I've worked hard over the last 7 years to save up for those machines. I wasn't trying to brag or seem better than anyone else. I was just curious about anything I should consider.

*shrugs*

~Crawn
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Do you have a wireless mouse, or even better, a tablet?

Nah, I'm really struggling to think of an upgrade. That's an awesome set up. Since you're into photography, care to post some Mac pr0n?
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
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mad jew said:
Do you have a wireless mouse, or even better, a tablet?

Nah, I'm really struggling to think of an upgrade. That's an awesome set up. Since you're into photography, care to post some Mac pr0n?
Mac pr0n?

There's an even funnier site somewhere. Can't find it now, of course.

hehe. We MacHeads need a hobby! :) :)