Imagination Will Still Rule The World!

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Georgia – windswept hair, close – Nikon School, MSFW 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An interesting blog post, Photographers: you’re being replaced by software, by Mark Meyer asserts that many photographers but not all are in danger of being replaced by software if I understand his blog post’s message correctly.  Anyhow, here is the opinion of a person who has no real photographical experience in regarding to this perspective, yes as imagery rendering software advances we might see photographers to be out of fashioned — nonetheless, can we be sure about the efficiency of using software to render an imagery/photo over the using of a photographer?  My answer is no!  How come?  In my opinion, a really complicate photograph might require a really imaginative imagination, and sometimes such unique imagination requires the creator of the image to venture out into the wilderness (as thinking out of the box).  With this in mind, some people might be able to venture on such an imaginative adventure inside a studio with their imagery rendering software, but others might just have to use their traditional camera to take photos on a physical location in order for them to actually conjure up their really imaginative imagination.  Even more, sometimes a really complicate image/photo requires the combination of traditional photography methods and imagery rendering software method.  Nonetheless, I do have to admit that Mark Meyer is correct that photographers might be replaced by software in numerous ways as time progresses, because technology might eventually enable imagery rendering software to render photos that will make it super hard to tell the differences between a traditional photo and a photo that renders by imagery rendering software.

With the possibility of software replacing photographers is looming nearer and nearer, will photographers be out of job?  I don’t think so!  How come?  Photographers themselves are the artists.  Without the touch of a true artist, I don’t think a photograph can be special.  Yes, nowadays, people are with camera everywhere, thanks to iPhone and numerous smart phones of other brands, but not everyone of these folks can say they are a photographer.  How come?  These folks should be able to take a photo easily at anytime and at anywhere, but without a passion for photography these folks feel they aren’t truly up to the task of making themselves a photographer.  With a passion for photography though, it might transform a person into a true artist with an eye for things of beauty — things that will make a photo looks gorgeous.  This is why I think with a passion for photography, photographers might embrace software and generate their photos through software and if need be a photo can also be generated through a traditional method (i.e., with a camera).  So, in a way, I don’t think photographers will lose job in the future, but I think they just have to include image rendering software in their photography arsenal.

On a very different fear, robotic technology might one day replace factory workers completely.  Combining the fears of robotic technology and imagery software rendering, perhaps this combination might be so efficient that people might have a really hard time to find job in the future.  Robotic technology allows companies to use less workers and cut costs tremendously.  As long robotic technology is as efficient as human being, I don’t see why robotic technology cannot replace human being.  Obviously, this is how most companies will think!  Morally though, it’s not great for humans.  So, it’s not only the photographers who have to lose sleep over thinking about being replaced by software, many other people too might have to lose sleep over how many companies have already invested and researched into the idea of using robotic technology to improve factory operational efficiency.  In conclusion, outsourcing will not matter much when robotic technology has the ability to replicate humans’ works.  Nonetheless, I think artists such as photographers might end up sleeping much better than anyone else, because they can be more imaginative than robots.


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