Dodging Bullets Is Not My Kind Of Photography, But I Bet Mr. Fujimoto Would Beg The Differ.

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Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of photography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m into photography lately, but the BusinessInsider’s “Meet The Japanese Tourist Who Is Vacationing On The Front Line Of The Syrian Civil War” story actually makes me feel like I’m not really serious about being a photographer.  How?  Just getting out to a strange place to take some photos is already somewhat a discouraging aspect to me.  Street photography?  Well, let say I’m reluctantly to do so and have done it very badly.  For Mr. Fujimoto, he is not only serious about taking photos, but he puts himself in danger zones, in warzones such as Syria, to have his way with his photography.  Albeit, he is only vacationing in Syria and taking his photos there for the occasion, but how he is doing it with his photography is already beyond me.  I say, this man is either brave or foolish, but I like to think he is awesome and brave since I wish I can do the same.  Unfortunately, I’m too lazy, selfish, and scare to do such a thing like him, unless one day I change my mind about my own photography.

For your information, as BusinessInsider’s story broke, Mr. Fujimoto isn’t a very wealthy man, and he has wished that one day he wants to provide some financial comforts to his daughters.  Also, his photography isn’t making him money or anything like that besides for making him well known now.  So, he is doing this for excitements and passion.  Nonetheless, I think if he survives all of his super dangerous adventures or vacations, soon or later I think someone might eventually sponsor him for whatever reasons.  I think this man deserves some attention in regarding to his photography.  The way he takes his photos in those dangerous places isn’t something most photographers would imagine of doing so.  It’s not like most photographers would automatically wake up one morning and say let dodge bullets in warzones for some great photos.

The dangerous aspect of filming and photographing wars isn’t something to be undermined easily.  Sure, when you leave your own comforting home, you can still get into some sort of dangers, but running around in warzones is definitely going to raise the risk level through the roof.  Keep dodging some of those bullets Mr. Fujimoto!  Meet Mr. Fujimoto right after the break!


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.