If you click on the beautiful Sony supplied RX1 product shot, you may come to the conclusion that it’s not the actual product, but in reality a computer generated image; it sure looks like it. The foreshortened mode dial icons don’t look right to me, and some of the shadows and reflections seem too contrived. I know product shots are sometimes pieced together, I do it all the time for interior shots, but I still think Sony has gone CGI. This article points to a photography free world in a few short years; at least for products. I guess in the near future, you can forget about megapixels and ISOs, just take a quick snap with your crappy camera phone and later build the perfect image on your computer. The only limitations would be your computer and graphics processing I suppose.
Anyways, I like it, and don’t blame the companies for doing it. Heck, it might even make a good career for people that like to sit at their computer all day. Instead of spending hours in Photoshop trying to build a great image from a bunch of other images (like I often do), you could build a fake perfect image that would easily meet the demands of the pickiest photo editors!Read More →