With 2015 ending, we review the what to expect in the upcoming year for the very active visual tech space
For 2016, we can expect experimentation to continue. Estimated at 4 Billion photographers creating 1.2 trillion images in 2015 alone, and with 63% of social media made of images, there is no slowing down users’ addiction to photography
If Kodachrome should vanish, “we’d either change to a different type of film or do it digitally,” Link says, but long-term studies that hinge on image consistency might suffer.
Alarm bells have been ringing since Kodak exited the film-processing business in 1988. One by one, its Kodachrome home-movie and still-film formats have been discontinued, and only a 64-speed remains. (Film speed is a measure of its sensitivity to light; low-speed films require a longer exposure).
An even slower 25-speed version departed in 2002, an equally beloved 200-speed in 2006, a Super 8 movie stock in 2005 — all supplanted by standardized films far easier and cheaper to process.
on the internet, photography currently seems to focus on what I call one-liners, and we’re in a strange spot. Where is this taking us? How can we get away from this (assuming we’d want to get away from it)?