Taking a Camera to the Next Step of Picture Taking: 3D Pictures

Taking a Camera to the Next Step of Picture Taking: 3D Pictures

Cameras, just like anything else related with technology, are quickly advancing.  Three decades ago, photography was a really expensive hobby not just because the equipment was expensive, but also because it needed a constant supply of film, and there was a different type of film that was needed depending on what was being photographed, and the two films would not give the best results if they were interchanged (those used for still photos would not do well filming something that was happening in high speed).

3D Pictures

That has changed now.  Although there are still the die hard photographers who prefer to use of film, the majority of the people prefer to use digital cameras, which store the pictures in digital format.  These files can then be transferred to computers and other viewing or storage devices.  This takes care of the expenses that used to go to the cost of film.

Improvement always has to be done though, and now this is pushing it in the area of clarity of image, as well as the distance that the camera can take clearly defined pictures.  At the turn of the decade, cameras were able to take pictures that were composed of up to 14 megapixels, and the number has been increasing steadily.  This  means that pictures have been getting clearer, and the zoom quality has been getting so much better as well.

Now, another group of people have been working at improving the field of photography, and this time it is through taking three dimensional pictures.  Some may scoff at the idea, but tests have already begun and the output is already something that people find exceptional at this level, and all that is needed is a little refinement.  The science behind the concept has already been considered as superb.

Just like photographs, this uses light in order to generate the image.  However, instead of regular light, the camera will use lasers.   The light will flash out, and then the reflection of these lights will be captured.  Through the calculation of the speed of the light used as well as the time that it took the same light to return, the computer will be able to recreate the image of what it hit.

What is so amazing with this prototype is the fact that it can take images that are a kilometer away.  The light used is a low frequency red laser that is safe to the eyes and can travel long distances without being affected by the atmosphere.  This does have some drawbacks though.  One is that it cannot create the face of a person photographed because the light does not reflect on human flesh.  It can, to a certain degree, see through clutter and foliage.

Currently this seems like something that is taken out of a spy movie, to be used only for military purposes so that enemy forces can be spotted and targeted accurately.  As this develops though, and as the idea of three dimensional imagery would catch on, the advances would definitely pick up.  There might be a play with the type of light used, and improvements in the software and the hardware of the camera that would make the image sharper and have it developed faster.

Right now people are happy with the printouts of flat, two dimensional photographs but in the future people may be taking images of views and recreating them in their own backyard.  Then again, that is all something that we will need to look forward to.  As of right now, we can sit comfortably knowing that our photos and videos are safe, and that we still have some exciting stuff to look forward to in the future.

One Response

  1. Jennifer sen Says:

    I would like to add that photo capturing has become a profession with interest; I took photo clicking as an aspiration and now stick to it since 5 years. Thanks I will add more reviews for your article.

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