Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Click! The art of the camera

The arrival of digital cameras has created a huge market in traditional fine art photography. Terry Kirby reports on the rising power - and price - of the print.

As an artistic medium, it is less than 200 years old, the time-span between the early daguerreotypes and the digital camera. Yet already traditional fine art photography has become a thing of the past because new technology allows anyone with a mobile phone and a computer to become a creative genius. Theoretically.

1 Comments:

At 7/12/2006 12:48 PM, Blogger cdanielt said...

It's like the invention of the Internet blog as the first true freedom of speech for the popluce. Nearly everyone has accesss to the tools (computer) to do it. Digital image capture is the same thing. Camera phones are everywhere (there is a joke about that in the new Superman film when a 10 year old takes the shot of the man in blue saving someone whereas the newspaper photographer missed it).

 

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