Talking photography with Scott Beale and Doug Rowan

Nice to have one of my favorite people, Scott Beale, on the ScobleShow today along with former CEO of Corbis, Doug Rowan, who now is an investor in several photo companies including ZoomAlbum. Talking about photography.

Well, my trip into the world of politics has ended. I’m on Southwest Airlines going back home to Oakland.

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18 thoughts on “Talking photography with Scott Beale and Doug Rowan

  1. Scoble, you post very interesting stuff on Podtech.net but it’s not always someone would wanna listen to the podcasts. What then? Sometimes you don’t feel like listening, either the sound card is dead or your ears are dead or deaf for real. What then?

    Also, you cannot just copy a podcast and come back to it later for review…:-)

    Slow internet is another issue…also podcasts love bandwidth like choppers love gas!

    Don’t you think, you should have a transcript of these things there? Just curious.

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  2. Scoble, you post very interesting stuff on Podtech.net but it’s not always someone would wanna listen to the podcasts. What then? Sometimes you don’t feel like listening, either the sound card is dead or your ears are dead or deaf for real. What then?

    Also, you cannot just copy a podcast and come back to it later for review…:-)

    Slow internet is another issue…also podcasts love bandwidth like choppers love gas!

    Don’t you think, you should have a transcript of these things there? Just curious.

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  3. It was interesting to hear some of the trends of digital photography discussed. The zoomalbum product was kind of neat if you want to create something immediately without having to wait for it to ship back to you. I can see it maybe used for events where time-sensitivity is an issue.

    Am i right that the “time-sensitivity/i don’t want to send away for the book” is zoom album’s reason for being? (hence their tagline “make a memory in an instant”). Because they don’t seem to be competing on price–e.g., through apple’s iphoto book service i can create a 8″ x 6″ 20 page book for $10 plus s/h. Better value compared to 3″ x 3″ 12 page book for $10 using zoomalbum, if cost is the important value and not turnaround time. qoop for flickr has even more attractive pricing.

    Will be interesting to see if there is a big enough “make a memory in an instant” customers out there to build a successful business. I guess zoom album is tapping into the same market of people who currently print off their inkjets vs sending out through places like shutterfly.

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  4. It was interesting to hear some of the trends of digital photography discussed. The zoomalbum product was kind of neat if you want to create something immediately without having to wait for it to ship back to you. I can see it maybe used for events where time-sensitivity is an issue.

    Am i right that the “time-sensitivity/i don’t want to send away for the book” is zoom album’s reason for being? (hence their tagline “make a memory in an instant”). Because they don’t seem to be competing on price–e.g., through apple’s iphoto book service i can create a 8″ x 6″ 20 page book for $10 plus s/h. Better value compared to 3″ x 3″ 12 page book for $10 using zoomalbum, if cost is the important value and not turnaround time. qoop for flickr has even more attractive pricing.

    Will be interesting to see if there is a big enough “make a memory in an instant” customers out there to build a successful business. I guess zoom album is tapping into the same market of people who currently print off their inkjets vs sending out through places like shutterfly.

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  5. Ben: I’m the marketing guy for ZoomAlbum, and you’re right about “time sensitivity” but there’s a lot more going on when someone makes a ZoomAlbum. Making albums is a really good social or family project, and there’s a real hands-on experience to the process. Customers also like the versatility of the covers – make your own cover from one of your photos, or use a plain cover and then decorate it with scrap booking embellishments. And, the size itself is an attraction – they’re hard to put down. Lots of our users make multiple albums as gift items, so there’s some pride in giving a handmade gift of photo memories. We get very little price resistance because of these features. Joe Begalla – ZoomAlbum

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  6. Ben: I’m the marketing guy for ZoomAlbum, and you’re right about “time sensitivity” but there’s a lot more going on when someone makes a ZoomAlbum. Making albums is a really good social or family project, and there’s a real hands-on experience to the process. Customers also like the versatility of the covers – make your own cover from one of your photos, or use a plain cover and then decorate it with scrap booking embellishments. And, the size itself is an attraction – they’re hard to put down. Lots of our users make multiple albums as gift items, so there’s some pride in giving a handmade gift of photo memories. We get very little price resistance because of these features. Joe Begalla – ZoomAlbum

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