The future of photography is interesting. Seeing as though the norm is is digital photography, developers are finding ways to accommodate for the vast interests of the consumers. Wether that be better image quality, better low light sensors, and even video all of these things are to make the consumers happy. Now as much as I love film, and I really love film the digital age is slowly proving to be a better format. One a single digital SLR camera I can shoot both amazing still images as well as fantastic video footage, something a film camera cant offer. Even as an artist view point, digital is becoming more artist with its features. For a long time it has been a consumer based product, to get a digital camera into the hands of just about every person on the planet. Now though, they are offering features that are very much aimed towards artist. In the video, Ramesh Raskar mentioned features such as cameras being able to shoot around corners and isolating rough outlines of subjects (the vase of flowers). These features are revolutions in the field of photography and mixed media. A painter could outline their subjects to paint or a journalist could use his camera to shoot their subject around walls or record video with out being seen. Problems that photographers used to face when shooting film are slowly being fixed bit by bit with each new digital camera that hits the market and for the most part, that’s a great thing. 

It’s great to hold on to old techniques but not using and practicing with the new ways of life is very foolish. I love the look of film and it looks better with my type of photography but I still use digital cameras and keep up with the trends that the photo community is focusing on. It’s great that digital cameras are becoming more sophisticated and are branching out to a vast diversity or people. I get excited when companies introduce crazy new ideas that the next camera will do, it blows my mind every time. I appreciate the old ways of photography and I still shoot it, and I’ll keep shooting it as long as film is around but if the day comes when digital will be the only way to shoot photographs, I am ready to make that transition.

 

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Charlie Purdom

 

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