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April 15, 2019

Advanced Photography Technology Review 2019

Since photography was invented in the early 1800s, it has been a medium which has allowed us to explore endless possibilities. Cameras have given us a chance to capture the world around us and have memories that will last forever. The first photograph was obtained in 1826 by  Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce, which was a view of his  estate Le Gras in Burgundy, France. The image was obtained through a process known as heliography. This process uses Bitumen of Judea which hardens when exposed to light producing a photograph.

It is an exciting journey to follow photography from its inception until the advent of digital photography. Over the past couple of years, the world has been exposed to various forms of technology and cameras have not been left behind.  Today, you have  Revealed Studios dominating the photography online business.

It is believed that the first digital camera was invented in 1969 by William Boyle and George E. Smith.  The first digital camera which was commercially manufactured was the Fuji-DS-1P. During the twentieth century,  other digital cameras were introduced, such as Kodak (News - Alert) DCS and Minolta RD-175.

Advancing technology in Photography

If you are a photographer, then you should be very interested in this article. Digital photography has been making significant advancements as it steps further into the future.  It is believed that in the next ten years photography will be on a whole new level. The changes will be very  appealing to everyone, but especially professional photographers. Advancements in technology will mean that everything such as selfies, landscapes and even family portraits will look amazing.   Here is a review of some of the technological advancements in photography which will take place in 2019.  

#1. Computational photography.

One of the most significant technological advancements which will place is computational photography. This trend will reshape the digital world once many people are familiar with it. Most of us use smartphones to take photos. However, there are some limits  you encounter while you are trying to make a perfect shot. But all this is about to change.

 Computational photography refers to using computer technology to  improve photo images beyond that of a smartphone camera.  It uses powerful processors which can help you take more perfect shots using your phone. Now on the market, with advanced computer photograph is the Google Pixel 3 phone

Here is a sneak peek of the features of computational photography:

  1. Using HDR (News - Alert), technology can combine a total of nine shots. Thus you can capture a photo with all its details either in dark or bright place.
  2. The technology can sense when your hands are moving, so  it will be able to detect when you are still  taking shots.
  3. The technology can compare shots of people making weird facial expressions, or when they are blinking, and make it a good photo.
  4. Filters the skin to make it look better.
  5. Computational photography uses AI which can predict when to zoom or how much you need to expand so that you can capture a perfect image.
  6. Night Sight is a technology which allows your camera to capture shots in dim areas.

             #2. It is the age of mirrorless cameras.

When you were growing up, I am sure that you were introduced to SLRs(single lens reflex) cameras. The name comes from how light bounces from the lens to the viewfinder. When you are taking an image the mirror will move out of the way so the shutter will open allowing light to reach the film.

However, the digital age led to the introduction of DSLRs which were the first serious digital cameras. They replaced the film with a memory card and an image sensor. Then again things are about to change since mirrorless cameras are about to become a trend.

What are mirrorless cameras? A mirrorless camera, just like the name suggests, is a camera which does not require a reflex mirror. This is one thing that sets it apart from DSLRs. Moreover, the mirrorless camera does not have an image sensor;therefore, it is always exposed to light. When you want to capture an image you can do it on the rear LCD screen.

One of the pros of the mirrorless is that the distance between the lens mount and the mount is short. Thus you can attach as many lenses as you want. This is in contrast to the DSLRs.

Let us know what you think about this advanced technology photography trend. 

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