As a professionally qualified photographer (ABIPP) on my final year of a Photography BA (Hons), I became incredibly interested in three dimensionally created photorealistic computer generated imagery (CGI). Using Blender for just over a year and presently writing a dissertation based on, how for some CGI (form previously outlined) can be accepted as real, the hyperrealism perspective, its influential effect on our lives, is our perception of the term ‘digital photography’ limited.
I am greatly interested to hear Blender artist’s perspectives on the following questions. CGI acronym used is in relation to three dimensionally created photorealistic computer generated imagery.
1. With presently achievable and the ability for ever-increasing complexities with photorealistic CGI creation, have we now or are we reaching a point where CGI can/will replace photography and cinematography?
2. If there is no longer a need for photography/cinematography due to CGI proliferation, will we reach a point of no return beyond which our expectations exceed the physically possible?
<b>3.</b> From a Hyperrealism perspective, do we accept CGI as more real than ‘real’ (one area for consideration being CGI movie special effects)? <b>4.</b> Based on presently unequivocal accepted levels of photographic manipulation and re-touching, has CGI become a fundamental driving force in our quest for imagery perfection? <b>5.</b> Are we ready to accept alternative forms of image creation encapsulated by the term ‘digital photography’, for example, CGI?
Thank you kindly in advance for your replies and time,
*** UPDATE: Based on replies, have tried to remove some of the ambiguity from the introduction, dyslexia is challenging, hope it now provides focus and clarification. Thank you to everyone so far for their replies. ***
*** UPDATE 2: For those who do not like to read full threads…
I would like to kindly thank everyone for their replies, it has been of great interest to read Blender CGI artists views from around the world, the answers given (there was no wrong answer) helped provide the conclusion for my dissertation. This thread has served its purpose and can be locked. ***
PS: While trying to find the correct place to post, almost feel between a rock and a hard place. This thread “Discussions related to Blender or other computer graphics. No off-topic chats here please”. Off-topic Chat “Discuss things not related to Blender or Computer Graphics…”[/SUP]