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10-06-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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photography for people without cameras

Take a look at this. You can now take a photograph without even having a camera

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Photojournalism has taken another dive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mithrandir Quote
Photojournalism has taken another dive.
10-07-2009, 06:25 AM   #4
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That is amazing software. Should drive the purists nuts!

And then there is this... a quote from a NPR article

"Annie Griffiths Belt's life and work have been transformed by the breakthroughs in fiber optics and digital data transmission made by this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in physics.

The photographer for National Geographic has taken digital photos all over the world. And she has sent them home high speed, thanks to the fiber optic cables.

Griffiths Belt tells NPR's Michele Norris she vividly remembers the switch to digital about five years ago.

"It was like an earthquake," she says. "I remember sitting at a photographic seminar at National Geographic when we as a group — the photographers — were presented with this new reality and there were a lot of crossed arms and crossed eyebrows because people who had been doing something the same way for years were skeptical at first and then terrified. Two years later, everybody was digital."


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For those interested the paper is here.

If you are a member of the ACM you can get the PDF. But don't bother since it is just a one-page poster, not a full paper at all. I would like to see a proper write-up of this, since it seems a bit too good to be true.
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The technology is really cool; the demo end application will frighten the purists.
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What's the definition of a purist?
There's manipulating a photo, and then there's creating a scene that never even remotely happened. This claims to make realistic images, but they look ridiculous to me, as it doesn't compensate for different lighting etc. I guess that might change as technology updates. It's an interesting concept. But I don't see why 'purists' need to be too alarmed. Hopefully.
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