How Photography has Shifted Gears over Time

The fact remains that the photographic scene is still transforming. There is a strong sense that this artistic work is yet to undergo tremendous enhancements, which, whether positive or negative, is a decision and interpretation of the photographic culture. The fact remains that technology is improving all aspects of life, and advancements in one area often transform the other. For example, the inception and improvements done on the computer made viewing images much more straightforward. People used to create view master images on reels for viewing; this was a demanding process. With the current operating systems and applications, photography has been made attractive. A photographer can take charge of his/her captured images and transform them into whatever dimension he/she sees fit.

With continued automation of cameras and the formation of digital darkroom techniques, the photographic process is becoming more automatic, and the faults that existed in the analog images have been dealt with in at most fullness. The new image forms have disrupted how people perceive the old ones. However, analog images still find a way of mutating and fitting into the digital world. The rest of this post shares how photography has changed in the past two decades.

Apple Transformed the World

Steve Jobs took the podium in the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, to present an iPhone to the world. This was in the eighth year of the current Millenium. During this time, the photographic scene was not that developed since the first iPhone’s highest resolution was 2mp without a capacity to record videos. However, the launch of this phone was the beginning of the world’s most significant development; the smartphone. Furthermore, the introduction of the smartphone also revolutionized filmmaking. Today there are high-end smartphones with the capability to record amazing pictures and videos. These devices have given people, even those with little or no expertise in photography, an opportunity to compose their images.

The Convergence Union of video and Photography

Initially, photography and videography were distinct entities even though both embraced the new era of digitalization and used almost similar technologies. However, in the previous decade, September 2008, this changed when Cannon introduced the EOS 5D Mark II camera. Before this device got introduced, the making of a film was quite expensive, and filmmakers had to get deep into their pockets to purchase video cameras or films that were quite expensive. However, with the new Cannon camera, they could shoot various videos from HD to cinematic video on a still camera that was approximately $3000. This was the beginning of unifying videos and photos.

The significant boost in the development of impressive digital technology is that it would not take long to have an image captured or viewed as the norm. The view master images needed to be bathed in a chemical for visibility, and viewing required a little more effort. Today the cameras are multifunctional and can capture and aid in viewing the images at the same time. One will not have to wait for the final product to view the result of his/her photo since the digital cameras give feedback.