The capabilities of modern cameras have absolutely exploded in recent years, and a new camera can tackle just about anything you can throw at it. There is a downside to that, though. Has the modern digital camera made photography too easy? This interesting video essay discusses the issue and what we can do about it.
Coming to you from aows, this insightful video essay discusses the idea that modern cameras have made photography too easy to a degree. Of course, this is not to say that it is easy to create professional-level photos; if anything, it is harder than ever to create images that stand out from the crowd. Rather, I think that there is a good argument here that if the base process itself is too easy, people can quickly lose interest due to boredom. It is almost as if the commitment-to-quality ratio has shifted. Whereas before, it might take 500 hours to become competent and another 1,000 to become outstanding, now, it might take 20 hours to become competent and another 1,500 to become noteworthy. And because of that relatively low barrier to entry that is followed rather quickly by a steep uphill climb, a lot of people lose interest. How do we keep it engaging then? Check out the video above for the full rundown.