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Going, Going, Gone…A Glimpse Of The Future

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This photo was taken 15 seconds from the front door of the Harvard Coop Store, smack dab in the middle of Harvard Square, a place with some of the highest real estate values in the state. My point for this lengthy explanation is, often we fail to see clearly what is happening on our very doorstep. We are increasingly mesmerized by the digital world and are losing sight of the real one. Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Twitter are eating our lunch and we are still only barely aware of the chaos to come. 

The iPhone Quandary

 

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Shot With An iPhone 7+

I now own an iPhone 7+. It sports a 12 megapixel camera, has optical image stabilization, a ƒ/1.8 aperture and can shoot good looking videos very easily.  In short, the damn thing is is a powerhouse! 

An interesting writer, Craig Mod, just wrote a terrific article about the changing nature of cameras and the evolution of photography. See It Here

His point is that our phones now capture much more digital data than just the light falling on their sensors. He puts it this way:

“Once you start thinking of a photograph in those holistic terms, the data quality of stand-alone cameras, no matter how vast their bounty of pixels, seems strangely impoverished. They no longer capture the whole picture.”

Frankly I’m not sure how this digital evolution will all play out, but I do know that the thing I always have in my pocket is well on its way to transforming the photographic industry.

And probably me

Retro Retro Retro!

DSCF0110small.jpgFor those of us who are afflicted with a terrible urge to buy the latest and the greatest new digital camera thingy, take a look at this guy. I saw him yesterday wandering across Charles Street toward the Public Garden.

I bet he takes really great photographs with this antique. 

Digital Attraction

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Our Digital World

Digital World

Press the red button and BOOM!

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