The future of photography... Now that is a scary thought!
The world of photography is constantly evolving with new technologies and advancements being made every day. As photographers, it's important to stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the field in order to stay ahead of the game.
One of the biggest trends in photography gear is the shift towards mirrorless cameras. These cameras have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their smaller size, faster autofocus, improved image quality and the ever new eye tracking feature. Additionally, many camera manufacturers are now offering full-frame mirrorless options, which were previously only available in DSLR cameras. The times when one particular camera brand was miles ahead of another is almost a thing of the past and the most important aspect now is which camera brand you feel most confident.
Another trend in gear is the rise of drones in photography and videography. Drones allow photographers to capture unique perspectives and angles that were previously impossible to achieve. They are also becoming increasingly popular in commercial and industrial fields, such as real estate and construction. Although drones have been banned in most national parks and private game reserves and for good reason, special permission can be obtained for the use of wildlife films and documentaries and have provided us with some breathtaking angles and unique perspectives. Some parts have also used drones as part of conservation and anti poaching which has worked incredibly well.
In terms of software and techniques, artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming more prominent in photography. AI-powered software is now able to automatically correct and enhance images, as well as create composites and panoramas. Additionally, advancements in deep learning have led to the development of software that can automatically identify and tag objects in an image, making it easier for photographers to organize and search through their images. Older and more traditional software such as Lightroom and Photoshop has improved tremendously over the years, giving photographers full control over editing certain parts of the frame and simplifying the process which enables a faster and more effective workflow.
Virtual and augmented reality is also becoming more prevalent in photography and videography. VR is allowing photographers to create immersive experiences for viewers, while AR is allowing photographers to add digital elements to their images in real time.
Discussing the future of photography
In conclusion, photography continues to evolve with new technologies and techniques, photographers should keep an eye on these trends to stay updated and improve their skills and abilities. Think about where cameras have come from 15 years ago, imagine what is coming our way in the next 15 years. It sure is super exciting, I just hope that the thrill and fun of photography will not disappear with all the added technical features.
All things Canon and Mirrorless with Roger Machin
With camera technology advancing at a rate of knotts it is vital that our guiding team stay up to date with the latest developments in an effort to deliver the absolute best advice to our guests. We are extremely grateful to Roger for sharing his extensive knowledge so freely with us.