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Will AI Replace Photographer?
Welcome to the Photo Cultivator newsletter, where we explore the world of photography.
Today, I’m addressing a question that's been on the minds of many: "Will AI make photographers obsolete?"
The Concerns Around AI in Stock Photography
AI is changing the way we work and use technology.
In photography, AI tools have become so advanced that it raised many concerns about replacing “human” photographers.
No, AI won't replace you.
It will be your assistant to expand your imagination.
Similar to what Steve Jobs said about the invention of personal computers, “a bicycle of the mind.”
In fact, great photographers will even be in higher demand because of AI.
AI and Creativity
While AI can handle some parts of creating and editing images, the human touch in terms of creativity and storytelling is something AI can't replicate.
Nevertheless, Shutterstock has recently partnered with OpenAI.
They're now selling images generated by AI (specifically, OpenAI's DALL-E).
But the big question is why customers would pay for AI-generated photos when they can use AI tools for free.
Customizing AI to create exactly what you want can be tricky, and that's where photographers will shine.
Another thing is how easy it is to access AI-generated content.
This makes it less likely that AI will completely take over the industry.
AI is going to change photography, but it won't replace us.
AI is here to stay but it's more of a helpful tool than a threat.
It can help you improve your images and spark new creative ideas.
However, it cannot replace the innovation, and emotional depth photographers bring.
The future of photography will involve a balance between AI and photographers.
Those who adapt to these technological changes will find new opportunities and more demand for their creative skills.
AI is sure changing the game in photography.
But it’s not the end of the road for us photographers.
It’s just the beginning!
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