Need help on upgrades/items for Photo student

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Crawn2003, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
    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

    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.

  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Seriously? :confused:

    The only thing that will outperform that is an XServe cluster :eek:
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    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?
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    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.
  5. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2004
    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.

  6. Flux Harmonic macrumors member

    May 10, 2005
  7. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2005
    Wow that was a sugar coated brag thread right there, for a student looking for upgrades thats quite a setup.
  8. Crawn2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
    Santa Rosa, California
    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.


  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    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?
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Mac pr0n?

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

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

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