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The future of photography
Author(s): Ricardo J. Motta
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Paper Abstract

We are just a few years away from celebrating the 200th anniversary of photography. The first permanent photographic record was made by Niepce in 1826, the view from his window at Le Gras. After many development cycles, including some periods of stagnation, photography is now experience an amazing period of growth. Change since the mid 90's going into the next several years will completely modify photography and its industry. We propose that the digital photography revolution can be divided into two phases. The first, from about 1994 to 2009, was primarily the transformation of film-based equipment into their digital counterparts. Now, in the second phase, photography is starting to change into something completely different, with forces like social networks, cell phone cameras and computational photography changing the business, the methods and the use of photographs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7537, Digital Photography VI, 753702 (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854918
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Ricardo J. Motta, Pixim, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7537:
Digital Photography VI
Francisco Imai; Nitin Sampat; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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