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Old Jul 6, 2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Robotic cameras will be used in Olympics...what's next.

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Interesting article. At first I thought that all functions would be robot controlled.

However as I read the article I realized that although the cameras would be robot controlled...the photo would be determined by a photographer manning a computer from afar.

So...photography is still controlled by the person behind the viewfinder.

I wonder though...how far off are we when technology will be able to dispense with a human photographer...and a robot will be able to determine when, what, how to shoot ?

We may be there already...I don't know.

But I would think that developing a robot / computer with a vast array of criteria....which would determine when to snap the shutter...is the way of the future.

Especially in big events like the Olympics, NFL, NHL, World Soccer...etc...and other non sporting events.

What's your view of where professional photography will be...in 10-20-30 years ?

Will it all...or mostly.... be controlled by technology and computers...with little if any input from human photographers ?
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Old Jul 6, 2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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I think there will always be a place for the still photographer, but for the kind of events you mention, I think that there will be more and more emphasis on letting the viewer control his own picture. This could be done by having multi-gigapixel cameras in several fixed positions, and providing the viewer with the ability to pan and zoom within the larger frame. All it takes is bandwidth (and money).

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When they can program a computer to gauge aesthetics, then yes, the photographer will be superfluous.

But that won't stop those of us that enjoy gauging aesthetics on our own.
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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When they can program a computer to gauge aesthetics, then yes, the photographer will be superfluous.

But that won't stop those of us that enjoy gauging aesthetics on our own.
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