Has the fun of photography been taken over…
24 Aug 2021 2:09PM
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Has the fun of photography been taken over by the mobile brigade.
Like a lot of us older picture takers on this site I grew up learning all about speed, F stops and focus range. Along with the many other do’s and don’ts that many well meaning people wanted to pass on.
This was followed by years of photographers that only wanted to talk about gear or the techinical side of picture taking. Well meaning as they were, they stopped seeing the picture for itself, and camera clubs became the shrine for these people to meet.
Camera, lenses and software got better and better in the digitial age but these people will always go on about don’t use auto this or auto that. Real photographers shoot in manual.
Then along came the smartphone producing great images with built in software to do the hard work.
To the old school photographers this is just a passing phase.
Then the mobile camera started killing of the camera sales of the compact market, which is the main money making parts of a lot of camera companies. (How did they get that so wrong.)
The biggest thing that happened was social media and the fun everyone had with that.
No more stuffy people talking about the rule of thirds, golden spiral or placement in a frame, it was all about the fun no matter how they got the image.
Every rule was done away with and people just really enjoyed taking pictures again.
This takes me back to when I started and why…