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Reading this we face two issues;
  • the good issue in that the potential for more immediate smart phone uploads of events and the use of gps located photo needed will be be more readily addressed through the adaption and development of app technology. We should also see a rise in video contributions if we can get a consistent and widely available formats.
  • the bad issue will be a drop in the ability of contributors to provide high resolution quality images. With the immediacy benefits we'll have a fall in editing taking place with poor color, lighting, horizons.

Interesting times ahead its something we should as a community consider for potential impacts and what moves may become necessary.  When QI started it helped to promote the need for quality images even of the mundane. While this shift may not yet be a disaster its an issue we need to aware of, watch how it develops, and be prepared to adjust to. 

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Re: threat to future

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> I read this
> https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/camera-market-has-collapsed-84-since-2010 with
> interest and some trepidation.  
>

Thanks for this link.

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Re: threat to future

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I don't see declining camera sales as a threat to our future.

Yes cameras on smartphones have replaced or will replace cameras for most people. But with all due respect, are we interested in pictures from most people? Or do we prefer pictures from people who consider photography to be one of their hobbies?

Of course there will be occasions when the only photo available is one taken on a smartphone, but that brings up another trend, cameras on smartphones are much much better now than they were twenty years ago.. Somewhere I have pictures I took on a camera watch 20 years ago, I very much doubt any of them would be worth putting on Commons even if I could find them. Modern smartphones and tablets have much better cameras than the smartphones of a couple of digital generations ago, who knows how good digital cameras on smartphones will be in the future.

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Hi Everyone

I read this
https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/camera-market-has-collapsed-84-since-2010
with
interest and some trepidation.

Reading this we face two issues;

   - the good issue in that the potential for more immediate smart phone
   uploads of events and the use of gps located photo needed will be be more
   readily addressed through the adaption and development of app technology.
   We should also see a rise in video contributions if we can get a consistent
   and widely available formats.
   - the bad issue will be a drop in the ability of contributors to provide
   high resolution quality images. With the immediacy benefits we'll have a
   fall in editing taking place with poor color, lighting, horizons.


Interesting times ahead its something we should as a community consider for
potential impacts and what moves may become necessary.  When QI started it
helped to promote the need for quality images even of the mundane. While
this shift may not yet be a disaster its an issue we need to aware of,
watch how it develops, and be prepared to adjust to.

Regards

--
Gnangarra.
Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
Out now: A.Gaynor, P. Newman and P. Jennings (eds.), *Never Again:
Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8*, UWAP, 2017.  Order
here
<https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/never-again-reflections-on-environmental-responsibility-after-roe-8>
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> I read this
> https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/camera-market-has-collapsed-84-since-2010 with
> interest and some trepidation.  
>

Thanks for this link.

Regards.

--
Lionel Allorge
Wikimedia France : http://wikimedia.fr
April : http://www.april.org
OpenStreetMap France : http://www.openstreetmap.fr/




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