Has the process of becoming ubiquitous (ie almost everywhere) made photography in the digital age less important or more important? How has this change occurred?
It has made photography different… it is now a form of communication, it is now disposable, and everything in the public realm has the potential to become forever public.
When a photograph obviously becomes digital information, does that change what photography means, or does lowering the barriers to participation mean most users have a better understanding of what makes a (good) photograph?
it gives more access to more people to explore photography. photography will always be a skillset, with learning apperture and exposure andhow to apply that creatively etc. it can be learned and the rules of what makes good photography is no different now it’s been digitised. eg rules of thirds etc.
In the era of Photoshop and filters (such as those in Instagram), how do we decide which photographs to ‘trust’?
Veracity is a big issue and it’s getting harder and harder to trust any image.
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