Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

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Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue May 15, 2012 11:48 pm

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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby dewarp » Wed May 16, 2012 1:23 am

It depends on your attitude whether you regard this as a threat or an opportunity. For me my landscape work is as much about being out there and at one with nature as it is about producing good images. I would welcome software like Blender in that it would probably add to the enjoyment of post processing. However, I would feel sorry for someone who only experiences the computer generation side of imaging and isn't exposed to the real thing. As far as the resulting image is concerned, how he got there is irrelevant - if its a good image its a good image.

By the way - in 2006 I attended a lecture where we were shown and discussed an image of a nubile young maiden cavorting in the surf - all computer generated. That was far more impressive than these nuts!

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Unread postby bakubo » Wed May 16, 2012 1:54 am

Interesting article about using software to create "photographs" for advertising and other uses. I am sure that many of the advertisements I have seen in the last few years were made this way.

As a photographer, if the connection to reality is irrelevant to your work—like it is in a lot of advertising, product, and even landscape photography—there is a good chance that a sixteen-year-old in Bangladesh will be able to produce marketable imagery for a fraction of the cost. And he won't need a 40-megapixel Hasselblad or studio full of lights. But if you traffic in non-fiction photography, if your work capitalizes on photography's one distinguishing feature, then a rendering will never replace your work.

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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby Winston » Tue May 22, 2012 8:08 am

I have passed this model of a self-intersecting Mobius band off as a photograph.

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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby dewarp » Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 am

Well, I don't care how you did it, but that is one fascinating image.

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Unread postby Birma » Tue May 22, 2012 10:53 pm

Great image Winston - its starting to make my head hurt :)
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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue May 22, 2012 11:15 pm

I love it.
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Re: Photographers: you’re being replaced by software

Unread postby Darren Hankard » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:19 pm

should get that 3d printed¬


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