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Nov 24, 2021 09:06:01   #
Racmanaz Loc: In my bedroom why?
 
What is your opinion on this issue, no answer is wrong, just a different opinion.

https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/mz0dqa/what_i_just_realized_computational_photography/

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Nov 24, 2021 09:30:54   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
He sounds like a complainer. People do what they like. I like messing with photo gear. He doesn't. Maybe I should write a column complaining about people who just "point and shoot."

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Nov 24, 2021 09:31:13   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
It’s just another technology to learn and master.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:31:18   #
JohnR Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
 
Racmanaz wrote:
What is your opinion on this issue, no answer is wrong, just a different opinion.

https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/mz0dqa/what_i_just_realized_computational_photography/


Not an issue for me. Use whatever gear you want to use as long as it gives you the result you wanted. If it does you'll be happy and obviously if it doesn't then try something else. For me my iPhone 11 is great for seeing/shooting/sending moments in time but as soon as I need to zoom on something then its great for ringing the partner and asking her to bring a better camera

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Nov 24, 2021 09:35:21   #
Vaun's photography Loc: Bonney Lake, WA
 
I use my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for almost all my photos. I haven't thought of it as computational photography.

I know a lot of people simply use their phones because they're so convenient. As is stated, they fit in pockets quite easily.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:35:27   #
Racmanaz Loc: In my bedroom why?
 
jerryc41 wrote:
He sounds like a complainer. People do what they like. I like messing with photo gear. He doesn't. Maybe I should write a column complaining about people who just "point and shoot."


I think many people have already written on that subject but you can write yours from a different perspective. 🤔

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Nov 24, 2021 09:43:48   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Vaun's photography wrote:
I use my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for almost all my photos. I haven't thought of it as computational photography.

I know a lot of people simply use their phones because they're so convenient. As is stated, they fit in pockets quite easily.


The "computational" part starts with the reality that cameras in cell phones don’t have a physical diaphragm, so that feature has to be computed. Then they added a lot of other computational gizmos to the mix.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:50:30   #
Vaun's photography Loc: Bonney Lake, WA
 
gvarner wrote:
The "computational" part starts with the reality that cameras in cell phones don’t have a physical diaphragm, so that feature has to be computed. Then they added a lot of other computational gizmos to the mix.


Appreciate the explanation.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:56:09   #
Tomfl101 Loc: Mount Airy, MD
 
Cell phone manufactures have come from behind and really slaughtered camera companies with auto everything capabilities. For the vast majority of consumers there is really no need for a modern DSLR. Most people just post photos to social media and rarely print large but “real” photographers make photographs not photos. If your aim is superior imagery a cell phone won’t make it. But why lug around a heavy-ass camera for everyday imagery? Our cell phones are awesome. Embrace them.

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Nov 24, 2021 10:37:45   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
Tomfl101 wrote:
Cell phone manufactures have come from behind and really slaughtered camera companies with auto everything capabilities. For the vast majority of consumers there is really no need for a modern DSLR. Most people just post photos to social media and rarely print large but “real” photographers make photographs not photos. If your aim is superior imagery a cell phone won’t make it. But why lug around a heavy-ass camera for everyday imagery? Our cell phones are awesome. Embrace them.


Most people don’t have superior skills to be able to produce superior photos. It’s not always the device that creates the superior image.

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Nov 24, 2021 15:22:13   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
jerryc41 wrote:
He sounds like a complainer. People do what they like. I like messing with photo gear. He doesn't. Maybe I should write a column complaining about people who just "point and shoot."


And just what exactly is wrong with "Point and shoot"? As a wild life picture taker the first thing I do is point and shoot, there may only be time for that one shot. If my subject stays around then I worry about the rest. OMHO the first law of picture taking is Get the shot

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Nov 24, 2021 16:12:31   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
JohnR wrote:
Not an issue for me. Use whatever gear you want to use as long as it gives you the result you wanted. If it does you'll be happy and obviously if it doesn't then try something else. For me my iPhone 11 is great for seeing/shooting/sending moments in time but as soon as I need to zoom on something then its great for ringing the partner and asking her to bring a better camera

'Better' camera or more appropriate camera...

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Nov 24, 2021 22:41:54   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
I noticed a few iPhones ago that my iPhone "destroyed" my mirrorless camera when photographing a concert at night sans flash. So there is that. But the iPhone also can deliver artifacts and other unexpected oddities in certain conditions.

I think "Computational Photography" is just evolution. The camera manufacturers will and are incorporating parts of it into modern camera bodies. They must in order to survive.

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Nov 25, 2021 07:46:39   #
starlifter Loc: Towson, MD
 
Why do you spend $$$$ on camera gear only to come home to change what that $$$$ did? I see lightening some shadows from time to time. I'm one of those point and shooter and believe it or not I shot jpeg with my D850.

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Nov 25, 2021 08:30:27   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Time stands still for no man (or woman).

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