Beyond the passion for selfies, we’re still keeping our attraction for memories

One of the most famous kiss after the end of the World War II. Credit:Alfred Eisenstaedt.
One of the most famous kiss after the end of the World War II.          Credit:Alfred Eisenstaedt.

At 12 years old, I learned the old style of developing pictures in a darkroom, I remembered the experiment, the smell from photo chemicals, the special light and the magic effect on this paper changing to show a composition of elements in seconds. Later, I keep going with this, I had my first camera at 16 years old and until today I am still fascinated for taking pictures. Sometimes, the most fortunate can capture amazing situations in historical context like ending wars, revolutions, changes of paradigms, transformation of societies, new discoveries like the famous images from Pluto, new technologies, new improvements. Besides, others prefer to focus their lens on beauty like Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell or Candice Swanepoel and other type of elements, which provide pleasure, joy, satisfaction or emotional stimuli in the eye of the beholder.

The latest photo of Pluto from New Horizons.
The latest photo of Pluto from New Horizons.

Meanwhile, for us the most common use of photography is keeping the eye in the elements around us, our family, friends, places we visit, even some pets have been transformed in complete celebrities through this activity and owner’s interest to make them famous in social media. Who did not let feelings for or against Grumpy Cat conquer their souls? No matter how the development of new technologies like digital reduce the steps to make it easier or faster the process of having the perfect frame, or modifying the image, these changes would not affect the value from different techniques and theory about the use of light, type of frame, colors, illumination, photography locations, among others is not going to disappear. It is probably improve because there are new opportunities for particular areas like entertainment, health and teaching to improve their systems to provide information to people.

 Grumpy Cat. From
                         Grumpy Cat
Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel

New technologies and new ideas Today it would be interesting mix the possibility of using our gadgets or cameras next to virtual reality, which have been used for Oculus Rift, HTCVive and applied in the PlayStation Camera Morpheus from Sony for sharing our experience in real time but under different conditions from the place we are with someone else. I am still not sure how long I will wait for this type of improvement but I am sure that it would be delightful. While we are waiting for that, we keep our eyes on cameras, the truth is we use to focus our attention while using our mobiles but nothing could compete with using a camera for this hobby or professional activity.

  • One of the most popular rumours in Internet is Apple Watch because it would have video camera next year, which would be a dream come true for the fans of secret agents’ movies.

In the case of Light, a company from Palo Alto, California, is trying to give to users the possibility of capture image with best quality using their smartphones, which means our desire of having access to the best technology from DSLR cameras from Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony and Pentax in our smaller devices.

Apple watch
                         Apple watch
  • At the same time, consumers devoted to iPhone would not have to think anymore about the benefits of dual lens cameras in smartphones from HTC or Huawei.

The hardest part to develop this variation to improve the image quality was made it with the support of technology from the Israeli company, Linx Imaging, which was acquired in April for $20 million. This deal will provide Apple with miniature multi-aperture cameras and image procession algorithms developed by LinX.

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Journalist. Student of Global Media Communication. Interested in Politics, Economy, Social Media, Technology. Feminist. Like walking, talking and swimming.

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