Technology and the Future of Photography

Photography has changed immensely in the past 100 years. What used to be a tedious process for both the model and the photographer turned into a fun experience for both. Photo production today has little to do with what it used to be thanks to the newly emerging technologies.

These days, amateurs with professional cameras can create better photos than experienced photographers of the 20th century. Today, excellent results don’t just depend on the photographer’s professionalism, they are determined by the equipment in use.

New technologies have already turned photography into something different. What will the future bring? We asked Dubai photographers from Astudio and here is what we found out:

1. Smaller Cameras Will Appear

Today, professional cameras are rather bulky. Carrying them around is often tough, especially if you are hiking or doing dangerous sports. The new technologies are bound to minimize the size of the camera without reducing its capabilities.

Perhaps, in the future, it will be possible to integrate the camera into clothing or even skin in order to take the most extraordinary photos. The future camera may be completely flat without any moving parts, thus making it less prone to damage.

2. Digital Cameras Will Die Out

How many amateur photographers do you know who carry digital cameras with them? In the past 14 years, their sales have declined by a whopping 80 %.  Smartphones have almost completely replaced these cameras. In the next few years, the death of digital cameras seems imminent. Mobile photography applications make digital cameras useless.

However, cameras with interchangeable lenses are still fairly popular since serious photographers understand that high photo quality and smartphones are currently incompatible. In the future, the professional camera may be integrated into the smartphone.

3. AI May Replace Professional Photographers

The way people store, edit, and share their photos depends on the amount of artificial intelligence in the camera. Today, AI is so developed, it’s bound to revolutionize the way we deal with the photos we receive from the camera.

We are already taking advantage of autofocus and automatic exposures. In the future, smart cameras are bound to recognize the objects we are shooting and adjust the equipment to capture the best shots. Such a development may put professional photographers out of work. Any amateur could become an expert with the right app at hand.

4. Smart Image Libraries Will Have Excellent Organization

Hand-made folders and libraries don’t have a future. Smart libraries will do everything needed without human help. The app will recognize images and automatically assign them to certain folders for easy browsing.

5. Post Production Process Will Be Simplified

Photographers spend the majority of their time dealing with post-production rather than shooting. The photography of the future features intelligent programs, which instantly adjust RAW files according to your preferences. The software will learn your patterns and behavior and change the files accordingly.

Overall, the process of photographing and post-processing will take much less time than it does today. Anyone will be able to come up with professional looking shots regardless of their experience.

6. IoT Will Improve Connectivity

Today, many devices are already connected to each other and the internet. In the nearest future, cameras will be connected using a superfast internet connection, allowing you to upload all the shots to the cloud instantaneously.

Later, you can edit the shots on the cloud by accessing it any time and from anywhere.

7. VR Will Produce Live Photos

In the future, the VR set may turn your photos into live images (remember talking portraits from Hogwarts?). Of course, cameras and the photographing process will need to change dramatically, but considering the speed at which the technologies are appearing today, a lot seems possible.


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