Just read an interesting post on the The Most Important Photography News of the Last Decade. It was direct and interesting and caused me fond memories of my first digital SLR the Canon D30. No, not 30D but the original “prosumer” DLSR from Canon. It was a great camera and I wish I still had possession of it.
I also agree with the writer, Scott Bourne that the most important and the saddest topic is the “war on photographers” that has cropped up since 9/11. It never ceases to amaze me when I see stories of photographers getting harassed taking photos of buildings, landmarks, cities, etc. that can readily be found with a simple Google search. As if the photographer was endangering national security or something. I’m afraid the next decade may bring more attempted bogus prosecutions and the need for photographers everywhere to fight back with multiple types of civil disobedience. For some examples photographer harassment see Los Angeles Teen Incarcerated Seven Months for Videotaping Cop, NYPD Handcuffs Magazine Editor for Photographing Trains, and Amtrak photo contestant arrested by Amtrak police in NYC’s Penn Station.
It should be exciting! Technology will be mind blowing and business changing. Let’s hope our freedoms remain intact so that we can enjoy all these new advances.