Ideas take time to take shape. This one began dawning on me a couple of years ago when a friend of mine showed me a picture out of a good digital camera that was all bent out of shape. When I looked at it on my computer, it wasn’t bent at all. That was the moment I began to realize that camera manufacturers more or less secretly had begun to routinely modify pictures in camera, way beyond than what “traditional” JPG processing would do.
We are in the middle of a revolution in photography. Computational photography is hidden in plain sight. Your DSLR does it, your mirrorless camera does it and – to a much larger degree – your smartphone camera does it.
Let me make a bold prediction. About a year ago, I bought two pro-level DSLRs. I’m sure I won’t ditch those anytime soon, the last one lasted for eight years, but I have the distinct feeling that those two cameras are going to be my last DSLRs. Technology is moving so fast right now, AI is taking care of so many things, we ain’t seen nothing yet.
Or course, as a professional I take pride in my skills. It took me a long time and it cost quite some money for me to learn all this.
I have two choices. I either cover my ears and go “laaaa la aaaaaaaaa laaaaaaa it will go away” or I embrace it and explore what is coming.
Enter “The Future of Photography”, a brand new podcast that tries to go deeper and find out what’s upon us and how we can make the most of it.
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