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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

New software system realistically adds objects into photos. [VIDEO] Behind All the Buzz: Deblur Sneak Peek | PHOTOSHOP.COM BLOG

Lytro recently came out with a camera that allows you to focus after the picture has been taken. Coupled with technology that fixes motion blur and allows seamless photo manipulation, pretty soon computers may be able to take pictures without the need of a photographer. Who needs an artist eye? ;)




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#2 7 years ago

[COLOR=orange]Drat! It seems my camera may be obsolete in a few years after all! :banghead:[/COLOR]


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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#3 6 years ago

I imagine decent photography's been becoming easier to come by ever since the digital camera became prominent. =p

Really though, older cameras tend to be better. So I wouldn't worry too much about it becoming obsolete. These days people are cramming stupidly high megapixel counts into really small sensors. Creates a lot of signal noise - very poor low-light characteristics.

It is pretty incredible what they've been able to do with a bit of software though. I don't know about the photographers, but certainly the digital retouching people may be screwed in the next ten or twenty years....




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#4 6 years ago

Even with technically higher quality images and ease of access to the methods by newbies, typically dark-room-only techniques showing up as popular faux effects of photoshop and instagram (and fake Polaroids) makes me hope that the "old ways" don't completely fall through the cracks.




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#5 6 years ago

When we were learning photography for a course I was taking, a while back now, the majority of the time was spent in the darkroom learning little development tricks. Almost no time was spent on the actual theory of photography that produces worthwhile images.

I'd really prefer for the mechanical aspect of thing just to get completely junked. I can't see any reason to retain it and it lets people pretend to know more about a subject than they really do.