Putting Pseudo Photographers in Their Place 4


Professional photographers are generally employed, professionally trained, and for the most part take compelling photos that are worth 1,000 words or more.

College kids with digital cameras and macs, not so much.

We all know those “photographers,” usually a former roommate, or a kid on your floor from school who was given a digital camera by their aunt for their birthday in high school. They’re the kids who took one good photo of a tree, and suddenly they think they’re Anne Geddes.

You know their photos are bad. They don’t.  If only there was a third party that could stop them from taking that picture of a leaf and uploading it to Facebook, clogging up your newsfeed. That may soon be a real possibility. Much to the chagrin of liberal arts majors and sorority girls everywhere, Andrew Kupresanin is developing a camera which offers a real opinion of your photos.

The opinionated camera, Nadia, judges the quality of your work when you snap a photo. Sadly this product is still in the developmental stage, but we can only hope this becomes the norm quickly.

So, say you’re at your mountain retreat in the Alps when you’re suddenly struck by the poetic balance of the sky and the mountains. Or you’re in the park and you see Kate Gosling and the children being pleasant to people for once. Either way, the picture needs to be perfect.

If you pointed the Nadia camera at the scene, it wouldn’t show you the image in the view finder, but rather its supposedly superior opinion of your photo, displayed as a percentage out of 100, to help you get the perfect photo. It’s like having Simon Cowell and Judge Judy in your pocket at all times.

So, if your photo of the mountains and the sky was a little too much sky and not enough mountain, it would give you a 35%, or a 95% if you majestically captured the Gosling family (even Kate) not looking miserable.

Finally, someone can tell your roommate their photos of rocks in the Common are awful, without fear of their stuff being touched.


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