So I recently bought an IPad. I thought it would be fun and I haven’t bought “new” technology when it was first released in a LONG time. I usually wait a while until everyone else has one. For example IPhone came out and everyone rushed out to get one what did I get… a blackberry. For some reason this was different. I saw the ad read the hype and just decided I think I’d use that!
As a photographer I already found it useful. I uploaded samples of my images, my calendar, email and of course music. I was at a workshop that I will be reviewing in a couple weeks (when I have time to finish a few more images) and a photographer took out his IPhone to show some samples. So I took out my IPad to do the same. The Model said and I quote “No way! You didn’t just whip out an IPad”. It was a hit, everyone stopped to look at the thing. I have since used it for another client to see samples.
You don’t have to have big files, smaller 600X800 72dpi files look great. The only issue I have with the picture manager is that you can’t arrange your folders the way you want them. I really see this as more than just an organization tool. I can see this as being a stepping stone to a new breed of electronic portfolio. Sleek look, lots of great apps and easy to use the IPad gets a gold star!!