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What’s next for photography? What’s in its future?
In the coming decades, will bringing your DSRL into space not seem like such a far-fetched notion? Will we even be using DSRLs?
NASA astronaut Donald Pettit has shot some of the most iconic photos taken 240 miles up in space – and brought 10 Nikon DSLRs with him to get the job done. Isn’t that what you would do if you were going to spend over 370 days in space?
Or, is the future of photography about looking to the past? Are we going to strive to preserve “dinosaur” methods like film (gasp!) or start mixing techniques to blend the old with the new?
David Burnett has over 40 years experience covering the news of our age. It’s no small thing that he was named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine. From famine in Africa to the Summer Olympics, David has been there with both digital and film cameras to capture some of the most important moments of the last century.
What’s next – greater focus on the “shock value” of a photograph?
Tyler Shields has raised a few eyebrows in his time, to say the least, for his provocative images that often feature violence and splattered blood. Is he raising photography to a new level or just using his subjects for the sake of controversy? And why do you care?
Is the future of photography in feeding the insatiable appetite for celebrity news? Will photojournalism be replaced by the domination of paparazzi in the media?
Splash News is built around the consumers’ – and thus the media’s – demand for celebrity entertainment. Paparazzi have changed the face of traditional media forever.
What do you think is next for photography?
David Burnett, Donald Pettit, Tyler Shields, and Gary Morgan from Splash News are all on board to discuss the future on photography at Luminance 2012. The conference is just one week away, and joining these final additions to our lineup are speakers from Facebook, Google, Blurb, Behance, 20×200, Hipstamatic, and more. Check out our full list of all 26 speakers.
Tickets are selling fast, but are still available for the conference on September 12 & 13 in New York City. Register before it’s too late!
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