Just as CGI has been gradually replacing the need for expensive and elaborate movie sets, the author argues that it will, too, replace the need for photographers. The ability to remove the limits on what can be created certainly opens up many doors (there are already so many examples of beautiful CG art), but in doing so, I believe ignores one of the key aspects of what photography is about – the pure emotional expression to the viewer, confined within the restrictions of the camera. Thoughts?
“Computer generated imagery and photography are on intersecting trajectories. While photographers employ tools like Portrait Professional that sanitize their portraits, making them look more like renderings, 3D artists are adding blemishes and developing tools like subsurface scattering to make their renderings look more like snapshots. Photographers are fighting to remove noise, CGI artists are adding it.”