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“The Cloud is Falling” the Impetus behind this blog
July 30, 2008, 9:37 am
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THIS BLOG HAS FOUND A NEW HOME–TO READ THE MOST CURRENT VERSION OF THIS POST AND TO LEAVE COMMENTS PLEASE GO TO:

http://blog.vincentlaforet.com/2008/07/30/the-cloud-is-falling-2/

This is where this little blog started… on June 30th 2008, I decided to write a piece for my friend Bert Hanashiro’s site SportsShooter about the state of the photography business and where I saw it headed – titled “The Cloud is Falling.” You can read it here.   In it I talk about the economic pressures that all newspapers and magazines are facing, as well as the effect the web is having on the traditional media.   Many of my colleagues are losing their staff jobs by the hundreds, and freelancers around the globe are scrambling for work.  While the situation is pretty dire on the surface – I tried to point out how essential it is for all of us to think “out of the box” during these times – and to look for the next big thing.

The response to the article from photographers, photo editors, journalists and even publishers was overwhelming and has led me to start this blog… so here goes!

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Welcome to the blog world, Vincent. I’ve been crossing my fingers and hoping you’d take the plunge since I heard you lecture in Vancouver over a year ago. The photo world will only benefit from your wisdom. Welcome here!

David duChemin, PixelatedImage.com

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I was very happy to read you SS article. It takes someone like you in the industry to put that kind of perspective on the state of things. Now hopefully we can all move on with our careers.

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