Photography and picture editing has seen a sharp incline in popularity, with about 310 million Adobe Creative Cloud downloads since the software went online. Part of the reason for this trend is the technological improvements that have made taking and editing pictures easier than ever before. Long gone are the days of having to develop physical film, which can take hours of your time.
Today, digital images can be altered and shared almost instantly. Additionally, new advancements to fields like graphic design have given photographers even more tools to edit images without any constraints, and add computerized enhancements as well. Using all the photo/image technology at your disposal has opened up a new world of possibilities for creative individuals – and the future of this technology can change the entire industry in a flash.
Photo Interaction on the Horizon
One of the most exciting news to come out of the photography world is the development of mainstream interactive photos. While this tech is actually possible now with some advanced computer skills, experts are working on an easy-to-use technology that will allow just about anyone to add certain animations to help bring new life and information to pictures. Having this ability can completely change the way in which photos are used to educate. An online collage allows the viewer to interact with the images, allowing them to get a better understanding of each shot they see, simply by scrolling over it.
Entire industries will have completely new uses for photos. Marketing companies can use interactive images to promote sales and tell their company’s story. The educational field will have yet another way to teach students, especially those who are visual learners about science and history. Once this exciting new tech becomes mainstream, it will be interesting to see other creative ways individuals and groups use interactive images to convey a message.
No Such Thing as an Impossible Shot
Just a few short years ago, adventurous photographers needed to put themselves in extremely dangerous situations in order to get a unique shot, or find an interesting angle. With the advent of new technology like drones, it’s now easier and safer for you to get that money shot.
With the use of drones, getting a birds-eye-view of a subject is as simple as working the remote, but it’s completely changed the photography field and others that use images in their work. Not only are aerial photos more common, but they’re more useful as well when surveying land, or understanding certain aspects of nature without disturbing what’s on the ground. Drones will continue to serve many uses for photographers, but also scientists, reporters, any many others who can benefit from an aerial photograph.
Cameras have not been around that long in the grand scheme of human history, yet the technology surrounding them has made incredible strides in that short span. With each new gadget or downloadable software, creative photographers are finding new uses for capturing images, which have the potential to progress human innovation even further. It seems that recording our own history through photography has spurred on this digital revolution, and will continue to fuel the technological advancements for the future of photographs.