“As a photographer who honed his craft in film, Scott Mead was reluctant to go digital. Everyone was,” Les Shu reports for Digital Trends. “‘Early digital cameras were 3 to maybe 6 megapixels, and that didn’t really translate into the availability to have very large images,”’ Mead said. “’Whereas when you’re shooting slides, hey, it’s as big as your enlarger can go, then that’s how big you can actually print.'”

“But then he tried digital, and discovered firsthand how it would revolutionize his work,” Shu reports. “Mead was working as a photographer for the automotive website Edmunds.com, in the late ’90s, and he had purchased one of the first digital Nikon Coolpix cameras to cover the Los Angeles Auto Show.”

Shu reports, “‘That was the eye opener –- the speed that we can get is phenomenal.’ More experiences would soon follow that convinced him to fully embrace digital photography.”

“Ten years later reveals a completely different story — an industry that rewrote its own rules, ate itself, and reinvented itself anew,” Shu reports. “What is taking its place is an even more democratic world of imagery, where cameras are all around us, selfies rule, and photography is more vibrant than ever. And it’s all thanks to Steve Jobs.”

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