My article outlining the rise of the computational photography for The New Yorker prompted many reader to write and point out the camera phones were essentially a pre-iPhone phenomenon. I don’t disagree, except for the fact that iPhone made it possible to do higher quality photography easier and simpler. And it is not just the iPhone – other smartphones have dramatically enhanced their photographic capabilities. Continue reading “Standalone Camera losing fight with the iPhones”
My latest for the New Yorker about the mainstreaming of what is generically known as computational photography. This to me is the start of a new phase in photography and what it means. Have a read & tell your friends.
We are splintering what was the “camera” and its functionality—lens, sensors, and processing—into distinct parts, but, instead of lenses and shutters, software and algorithms are becoming the driving force.