STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A BLINK OF AN EYE: THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
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STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A BLINK OF AN EYE: THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

I see opportunities for good images all the time. As I walk or drive a car or talk with somebody, they are jumping off the reality through my eyes into my head. The problem is that even though I see them, it is happening almost always too fast that I can react. So, they exist in my mind just a split of a second, and then those images are gone forever. Even if I had my mobile phone in one hand, with camera app switched on, and with a finger on a shutter button (which is the fastest way), I am not able to catch those images. And I consider myself a reasonably fast photographer.

So I imagine this kind of future of photography.

CAMERA & LENS

What if my mind is a processor and sensor, and my eye is a lens.

Maybe a zoom lens 28-300 or so, and of course AI digital zoom to reach further if I need it. The moment I see the image, guided by my thoughts about possible framing/composition, the mind is adjusting the eye lens accordingly and take the shot. It happens instantly; there is no delay. In other words, I can make the shot with a blink of an eye.

LIGHTROOM

I also have a "lightroom" kind of processing software in my head, so while I continue to walk mind is post-processing captured image. My brain knows how I want my pictures to look, so it works on it automatically, unless I give it a different command or to stop and leave the processing for later.

STORAGE

What about storage?

I think you know the answer; our mind has almost unlimited storage.

I also have a fantastic file manager in my mind. I can, for example, give the command to my mind with a thought:

"Show me all the images from the 12th July 2037"- and the images from this day will start to pop up in my head like in a slideshow slowly.

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SHARING IMAGES

I also have a receiver/transmitter in my head. It is some future Bluetooth low energy mambo-jumbo technology. Maybe on some entirely different principle, so it has zero radiation effect. So I can, for example, chose one of the images from the head and sent to the printer with just a thought. I can also give a command like, forward this image to all my family. Or, send it to all my friends. And the mind will execute this command flawlessly.

AFTERLIFE

Of course, If I die in a car accident, for example, all those images, except the ones I shared or printed, will die with me. And that's not good. So, we have future google photos, which are now entirely free, with unlimited space that I use as a backup. Every few seconds or so, my mind is sending pictures to back up. When I die, my children and all future generation will have all those images to browse and look, if they want it.

What do you think?

I think, if I can imagine all this, maybe there is a probability that I will live enough to see it becomes true. And if not, my daughter surely will.