Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-06-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
Veteran Member
FHPhotographer's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,297
photography for people without cameras

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


10-06-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
Veteran Member
mithrandir's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,890
Photojournalism has taken another dive.
10-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
Veteran Member
alohadave's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Quincy, MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,024
QuoteOriginally posted by mithrandir Quote
Photojournalism has taken another dive.
10-07-2009, 06:25 AM   #4
ivoire's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: chicago burbs
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,381
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."

Last edited by ivoire; 10-07-2009 at 07:05 AM.
10-07-2009, 07:01 AM   #5
Veteran Member
rparmar's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,780
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.
10-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #6
Senior Member

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal (Canada)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 200
The technology is really cool; the demo end application will frighten the purists.
10-11-2009, 01:16 PM   #7
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,291
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.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
People and their cameras! ftpaddict Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2361 4 Days Ago 06:55 AM
People, streets, & photography. petercrane Photographic Technique 37 08-13-2009 03:05 PM
Not sure what to charge people for Photography? Eastern Shore Charlie General Talk 11 07-11-2008 07:32 PM
Popular Photography rates K200D and Samsung GX20 as mid-level cameras drabina Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 03-20-2008 01:02 PM
Photography in NYC and cameras on planes wmmk Photographic Technique 3 04-12-2007 08:18 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:34 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]