Here’s how Technology has transformed News Photography over 4 decades


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See how New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives and understand how News photography has changed in the last few decades, thanks to advancements in technology.

The photography equipment itself has become much more sophisticated and capable – these photographers can see what they are shooting in real time, and easily fine-tune the details. No more films and having to wait for the pictures to develop.

News photographers can now easily transmit the pictures from anywhere in the world as long as they have access to an internet connection. Most importantly, technology has made them much more portable than ever were.

In the picture, you can see New York Times staff photographer Jim Wilson with his Canon 1D Mark II camera with wireless transmitter WFT-E8A taped to the side at a protest in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday. Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times

And there’s the smartphone which has resulted in the ultimate democratization of photography — anyone at any time from anywhere can produce images that can affect how we think of the world around us.

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