iPad and photography
With the iPad now only one month away I wanted to start a little conversation about how this might impact our photography. I think right as a brand new type of product there might not be a huge need in the photo industry for this product, but I do see really good things in the future.
One thing that really can make this product great is the Apps. I know for me and my iPhone the Apps are really what have made that into an amazing device. The commercial Apple has “there’s an App for that” is really true. If I am traveling and need to check a flight, there’s an App for that. If I need to process a credit card, there’s an App for that, the list goes on and on. I am sure with the iPad there will be some really great Apps on the horizon that will make our jobs as photographers easier. Imagine being able to do all of your editing on a full touch screen device? Or at least just your culling the images down. I think that going through thousands of images to sort the best could be so much faster and better on a touch screen device. I know it’s limited on the amount of hard drive space so you won’t be able to store multiple shoots, but just being able to download a shoot, do a quick edit with the touchscreen and then copy that edit over to your main editing computer could be a really quick and fun way to do the first edit.
I am sure there will be many more ways we can use this device to help our business. As the hardware gets better and more Apps are created I think it could be a huge part of our workflow. What are some things that you think the iPad will be able to do for the photo industry? Leave your comments below.