Archive for February, 2014

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Although this post is not necessarily about Boudoir and Art Nude photography, it does actually impact these venues.

When the digital camera arrived on the scene, the way we do our jobs changed forever.   Not in just one way, but in several ways.

First,  the way we set up shots.  All the experts agree that digital cameras don’t have the dynamic range of film cameras.  So when we set up a shot we have to look deeper into how we can compensate for the decreased DR.  It’s not a MAJOR problem, but it’s one way that our job has changed.  Next, image processing has changed.  With film we either processed our own images or, more than likely, we sent the images to the lab and got back great results.  Now the “burden” has transferred to the photographer in most cases.  It’s no longer the end of the day when the shoot is over, we have to come back, load the images into our computers, process the images, retouch them as needed, and then send them to the lab to be printed.  The time distribution has changed for the photographer.

Even the lens selection has changed.  We have DX sensors, FX sensors, and several other sizes of sensors.  Interchanging lenses between formats doesn’t alway work out like we want them to.   Some cameras can only use certain lenses because the focus is built into the lens and not the camera.

And then comes the megapixel wars.  With each generation of camera there seems to be more megapixels gained.  I have a 36Megapixel camera that replaces my 12Megapixel camera.  Yes, the images are able to be enlarged better with the new camera, BUT… at a price – STORAGE requirements.   A typical shoot may have been 400 megabytes.  Now the same shoot is a Gigabyte or more.  That means a more powerful computer is needed to process them, more storage for backups, and more time editing because of data transfer rates on a network.

The last change is longevity.   In the past we had negatives that we could store for years.  Now we have digital files that we must keep on current technology or we may never be able to get them off the devices in the future.  And where most people had their roll of photos printed in the past, now people are content to look at the images on their phone or computer.  And how many people actually take the time to look through their images on the computer now?  No longer do we have photo albums that you can pick up and look at on a cold day in front of the fireplace, or pass around when you have the family over.   I wonder if we are starting to lose ‘memories’ and the connection to the past.

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