The Future of Digital Cameras

2/11/2008 2:01:07 PM

Tags: Digital Cameras, Cameras, film, future, point of view, reflections, reality

Guy with a cameraDigital cameras aren’t just light receptors, like the film from more traditional cameras. They’re handheld computers, interpreting light messages and forming them into something that looks like an image. Digital photo technology so far has been focused on creating a realistic rendering of what’s in front of the camera. In the future, Bryan Haynes writes for the American Scientist, digital cameras could interpret and even change the recorded reality. Haynes envisions cameras that could “render images in the style of watercolors or pen-and-ink drawings,” shift points of view, or use light reflections to see around walls.

Bennett Gordon

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Heidi Fay
2/11/2008 11:10:46 PM
You know, photoshop can render images in the style of watercolors or pen and ink drawings, as well as many other mediums, but it has yet to impress me the way art actually created through those mediums, at human hands. I think that the seeing around walls feature might be too handy for the pornographers and voyeurs amoung us.



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