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Technology and Photography
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23 Mar 2011, 18:15
XOXO, Jack's Sally
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I'm doing a report for my WRT class at Syracuse University, and I'm interesting in your opinions and discussion about this topic. Please and thank you for your help! ^_^

Do you think Technology is affecting Photography? As an art? As an object?
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23 Mar 2011, 21:15
lithium layouts.
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Most definitely.

Digital SLRs have completely reshaped the art of photography. With the old film SLRs, you had to take your photos and hope that you composed them correctly and that your settings were correct because you had to wait days to see the end results of your efforts, and once you got your films developed then that was it. With digital SLRs, however, your results are instantaneous. And, digital SLRs have extended settings that film SLRs did not - for example, ISOs that can go up to 3200 (compared to 400 for film SLRs), allowing you to take fast-shutter-speed (albeit grainy, depending on the class of your camera) photos in extremely low-light conditions. So these sorts of things have implications for the quality and quantity of photos one can take, and thus affect the end result.

It's not just DSLRs themselves that have changed photography. Many photographers now also use image editing programs to alter and enhance their work. As a photographer, I personally use Photoshop to simply bring out what the camera already sees. But some people like to use image-editing programs to add extra textures/elements to make the photo more interesting (which, in my opinion, begins to stray away from pure photography and moves closer to being digital art). So this means that the very art of photography is coming into question - how much of what photographers show us is actually real, and how much of it is digitally altered? (For example...
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23 Mar 2011, 23:37
XOXO, Jack's Sally
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Thank you! I agree with your views as well. I feel like a lot of programs can be both beneficial and hindering, depending on the users experience level and intentions.
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21 Oct 2011, 05:27
Winged Centaur
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When photography was introduced, it became the medium for representation, allowing painting to do some interesting things, freed as it was from pure representation. I think something similar is happening with photography now. Digital is replacing Film, which is pushing artists to really explore film for the things that are unique to film. Photography is not my area of expertise, but it is a conversation that comes up.

The answer is, of course it is affecting photography. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Philosophically, I'm against reproducing the effects of film in digital media. It looks obvious, and if you wanted it to look like it was taken with film, just take it with film.
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