If you’re interested in digital photography which focuses upon the urban public space as its subject then take a look at the work of London-based photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz whose mesmerising photographs which depict patterns in modern architecture are bright and captivating.
Prefer a more surrealist take on the movement? Explore the work of Vikram Kushwah whose work often features a romantic and surreal touch. His stunning images make use of post-processing software to produce photographs which are truly magical.
If you’re looking for the perfect piece of fashion photography, take a look at Jenny Boot’s magnificent creations. Boot began her career as a painter but switched to the medium of photography upon realising that it allowed her to better express her feelings. The use of light and dark in her fashion photography is truly striking and leads to intense and fascinating images.
There has long been a debate surrounding digital versus film photography but it is indisputable that advances in technology and the creativity of the medium which has flourished over the last decade render it a popular and valid medium in its own right today. Digital photography is constantly breaking down boundaries and challenging established ideas of what constitutes fine art photography. Technological advances in DSLR photography, especially with regards to light sensors and developments in post-processing software such as Photoshop, mean that photographers are now afforded the flexibility to recreate analogue effects if they so wish or can even produce cutting-edge images which are completely unique to the digital format.
The first ever digital camera was the result of a technical experiment which was conducted by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. Kodak created a device which used digital image sensors and recorded black and white images to a cassette. However, the genre did not truly become widely used until the 1980s and 90s after the invention of the commercial digital camera which could be connected to a computer to download the images it captured. DSLR cameras also entered the market in the 1990s and allowed photographers to capture higher quality images, making use of various technological advancements. Such advancements continue today to contribute to the abilities and potential of the medium. Artists who work in the digital photography medium today favour its high speeds and the greater control it offers to users through its flexible settings and features.
Photographers have the freedom to select lenses and shutter speeds which allows photographs to be captured from a wide point of view, from a close distance in fine detail, or even in high-speed motion. Additionally, long exposure times can be utilised to create blurred effects which often feature in the photography of rivers and roads. Other possibilities in the DSLR field are the ability to capture infrared, panoramic and macro photographs – images which allow photographers fine detail in even the smallest of subjects. Contemporary photographers also benefit from the flexibility to choose between the use of black and white and colour in their photographs. Many also choose to harness post-processing software such as Photoshop in order to further manipulate their images. Such programs are popular tools for creating surrealist images.
Steve McCurry who is famous for his film image ‘Afghan Girl’ is now known for his use of digital platforms which he uses to photograph different locations all over the world, while Annie Leibovitz is well recognised for her portrait work which is used in Rolling Stone’s publications.