Photography As Fine Art: A view from the front lines—1901

photography as an art fell upon evil times; it was seized and exploited for moneyed ends, and its artistic possibilities became obscured by commercialism. With the usual interacting of cause and effect, the photographers aimed to please the public, and the latter accepted their work as representative of the art at its best. Dip into the family album of twenty-five years ago ; you will see the mediocrity that prevailed under these conditions^ Here and there a print will record a good likeness; but, for the most part, appear examples of persons, posed in painful attitudes, amid surroundings execrable in their ugliness; the faces purged of every blemish and presenting surfaces as smooth and unlifelike as a fresh cake of soap.

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The Digital Photography Endpoint Singularity Shadowplay

No the point is that whatever the viewpoint the results must pop out of reality and that leads necessarily to its differentiation from reality. However it is in the expliotation(through the instrument) of ever finer details that renders these kind of images their magic pop.

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Red Camera File Format To Be Supported By Adobe CS4-Encore,After Effects and Premiere Pro

With native support for RED R3D files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Adobe Encore CS4, and Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe is furthering the integration of tapeless camera formats into its line of professional video products, and making post-production workflows faster, more flexible, and more efficient.

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