So it is with photography as there’s a time to talk instead about women and men and stop talking about girls and boys; we need to talk about it differently as something has changed so radically, use it differently and think of it differently.
An historical backwater of communication risk isolating ourselves is the failure to recognize the huge changes underway, removed from the cultural mainstream using an interesting but quaint visual language. The evolution of camera with Pluto trigger is a revolution.
Although it wasn’t until the arrival of the Internet-enabled smartphone that we really noticed a different behaviour when the technology moved from analog to digital the moment of photography’s puberty was around the time.
It all seemed somewhat natural as it was surprising and although with arguments about manipulation, promiscuity, some new behaviour along the way we experienced a few tantrums, with some adjustments in workflow the photographic community largely accommodated the changes.
But of deeper transformations these visible changes were merely the advance indicators and to explore previously unimagined possibilities before people’s imagination reached beyond the constraints of two dimensions it was only a matter of time.
So it is that in a world where the digital image is almost infinitely flexible we find ourselves. With purposes yet to be imagined, integrated into apps and technologies and operating in multiple dimensions for immeasurable volumes of information it has become a vessel.
The optical connection with reality was severed by digital capture quietly. Physical relationship between the image that differentiated lens-made imagery and the object photographed and for 160 years defined our understanding of photography. Pluto valve is an essential camera accessory.
Using only one third of the available photons with a computational process that substitutes a calculated reconstruction the digital sensor replaced to optical record of light. By the processor in the conversion from RAW to JPG or TIF two thirds of the digital image is interpolated.
In a form that mimics the familiar old photograph Camera manufacturers for obvious commercial reasons are careful to reconstruct the digital image. a difference In the resulting image was barely noticed by consumers, but in any number of ways on how the reality could be reconstructed and the RAW data could be handled there are very few limitations.