By now, we all know that photography has evolved from the old and rare film days to the modern digital days. In fact, photography and videography has never been a hotter topic than ever before. The trick for this is where does this all go now?
With the aviation of Social Networking site like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and namely Deviantart itself, the list goes on and on for the possibilities for us to share out work. Then again, the question remains, where does this all go now?
Now, back during the film days, photography has been a premium for the many especially since the cameras themselves were already expensive, not to mention that it was still film and it added the cost. Nowadays, the more practical digital age opened up new boundaries for photography and the it has been spawning quite well for companies that everybody is doing it. Of course, the pixels back then matters as we only had about 3 megapixels worth, which at that time was ground breaking already, but nonetheless, lacking. These days, pixels go beyond the 10 megapixels and can normally reach the 20+ mark... Some exceeding that like the new Nikon D800 which has 36 megapixels. A beast for the pixel counts and for the storage as well. Of course, we're not considering the medium format cameras yet which can go as high as 60 megapixels. Then again, the question still is the same, where does this all go now?
The world is growing... fast... and the world is changing by the minute. Photography already helped us in ways more than we could think and they are memories of those moments we all had from time to time. The good thing is that it has been accessible more than ever which answers why we have a lot of streaming photos gushing in the web every now and then if not all the time. This may seem to be a good thing, yes, but we have to take note that there is always a side effect to this.
People has been taking it wrong, thinking that owning a big black camera, they will be more than capable to take those amazing photos we see over the internet these days. Well, I have to say, they have the wrong idea. They dont even know how hard it is to get our artwork to this state and to this level. In fact, they dont have a clue how it really is. It's not with the camera that we create art, in fact, we dont sell art. We sell the artist, ourselves. Each of our work tells a story... our story... and that is something the average joe can ever understand.
Now, I myself do not know where this will lead to, but if there's something that I really know, we are pretty much underestimated as an artist, thinking that photography is pretty much a point and shoot kind of deal. The inconvenient truth...