Science in daily life: From Camera Obscura to the cameraphone

Now it would be impossible to imagine a world without a selfie. t would be hard to imagine a world without a camera. What would be our world be like without our ability to capture chemically and digitally images?

THE CAMERA OBSCURA

Using lenses an inverted image of a tree can be projected on a surface inside a dark room. Other objects of course could be reflected. This was the Camera Obscura. Aside from the novelty of the technology one of the practical uses was to copy images on a projected surface: A painter would trace the figure and voila! A near perfect depiction of the projected object. And this was the secret of a number of painters.

Of course the projection of an image via the Camera Obscura jumped technologically when it was discovered that you could burn the image on a reactive surface, leaving behind an image of the object. If the simple projection of an image via the camera obscure was in the realm of Physics. The burning or reaction of a surface to the projected image is in the realm of Chemistry. It is an example of how science can provide innovation and improve life.

When the camera boxes came out they were huge and expensive. Interestingly enough the two uses of the camera were in the realm of Science and Arts. Discoveries and phenomena were and are continually recorded by cameras. A number of these cameras were customised for this. The Fish-Eye lens was created to get to see everything in front of you with one shot. The first panoramic cameras were used to take snapshots of a field before and after it was bombarded by mortar fire. Cameras have and are attached to microscopes and telescopes. At the same time when the camera appeared another use was for aesthetic pleasure and purpose. The first cameras were used to recreate and adapt famous art works. Painting both classical and Impressionistic were re-interpreted. Not surprisingly, Painters were initially alarmed with the camera – would the camera replace them? History would prove that they had nothing to fear. Technology does not make one a Picasso. It was up to the skill and determination of the individual to harness and make use of the camera. An often quoted maxim among photographers – its the Indian and not the bow: Its not the technology but the hand that wields it that make it useful and successful.

THE CAMERA FROM CHEMICAL REACTION TO DIGITAL

As time progressed the technology of cameras evolved. Cameras shifted from glass, metal plates, to film and digital sensors. Cameras evolved from large box cameras to pocket-sized cameras able to fit in one’s eponymous pocket (Olympus Pen). Twin-Lens Reflexes, Single Lens Reflex, Range finders, and compact cameras came. Making the art and science of photography everywhere and to anyone. Kodak’s Brownie Camera made thing as simple as possible, just take a shot and bring to the Kodak store and Kodak print those shots for you. A few scores before the beginning of the 2000s the Instant Camera made it’d appearance and negated the need to go to the photoshop. And much nearer the beginning of the 2000s the first digital camera came and soon digital technology would envelope cameras of all sorts. Of course the camera phone handed this technology to the hands of a greater part of the human race – bringing about selfies, selfie sticks, wacky shots, OTD, group shots, flickr and Instagram.

HOW THE CAMERA AFFECTED US AND ITS EFFECTS

The Ubiquity: The Constant Presence Everywhere of the camera from the cameras of photographers, the cameras of satellites in space and the cameras in cellphones and across time has been having a profound impact on Human Civilisation:

Portraits – formal, informal and even post-mortem have recorded and preserved our story. Probably one of the more poignant would be the image and moving image of the extinct Tasmanian Wolf.

Snapshots of Rubber Plantation workers mutilated, as a form of punishment, in the Belgian Congo because of the policy of the Belgian King was one of the factors that led to the worldwide condemnation and eventual dropping of the practice of the Belgian King as the feudal lord of the Belgian Congo.

Artworks produced like: Atomicus featuring Salvador Dali, several cats, water, chairs and other things. Works of Henri Cartier Bresson, Arthur Fellig, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Robert Capa, Eugene Smith and others.

Preserving and Capturing the snapshot of human and nature events from the End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb Explosion; the Eruption of Mount Pinatubo; the foot print of the Astronaut who landed on the Moon: the first snapshot of a human being born; and countless snapshots of each human being with a camera.

CAMERA GOOD OR BAD?

For good or for worse the camera is now one of the essential parts gf Our Society. Whether it be anolog or digital and whether it is a big or a pocket sized, Humans: We use it (i) for enjoyment, (ii) for business, (iii) for research, (iv) for recording, (v) for security, (vi) And for preserving and remembering. It will probably be one of the technology we will have for some time.

Now, The answer whether it is good or bad lies in the hand that wields it.

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104 Responses to Science in daily life: From Camera Obscura to the cameraphone

  1. It would be very different to experience a world without cameras. Nothing else can substitute its function: to capture an image or to record a video. But then again, I also agree that apart from cameras being an essential part of our everyday lives, it can also lead to something bad.

    Patricia Claire S. Nayo
    2015-04445
    STS THX

  2. Iris Dizon says:

    I agree with the statement, “Now, the answer whether it is good or bad lies in the hand that wields it.” The camera is a tool for documentation of scenery, events, people, and many other subjects for a wide range of uses be it academic, political, social, or personal. The photographer is given the freedom to choose the subject and purpose of the shot. However, given the freedom of choosing any subject to capture, the photographer is also free to create fabricated scenes, invade the privacy of others by taking pictures of them or of their belongings, and spread false information to the public.

    Dizon, Iris Nicole Astrid D.V.
    2015-03023
    STS THX

  3. Bernadean Fatima Rabaja says:

    (nagpost na po ako kanina eh kaso di ko mahanap, so kung nadoble sorry po huhuhu)

    We humans have always been visual creatures, and we’ve been quite taken with the notion of imitating real life (as alluded to in Plato’s theory of forms). This, at first, had been achieved with out own hands: cave paintings and wooden carvings to realistic images on canvas and life-sized marble statues. But the invention of the camera was a revolutionary moment: now, real life can be captured more accurately, without it having to pass first through the human mind and, by extension, processed by the mind before being “imitated”.

    And while this lets us capture the truth, there are also things that we don’t want exposed.

    Pros and cons exist for anything and everything, and the camera is definitely no exception. This is why, as a specific example, ethical guidelines exist for photojournalism: because there are things that shouldn’t be seen by everyone, like children. This is why the MTRCB exists as well. In other words, not everything needs to be on camera.

    As for memories, sometimes there are memories we’d rather not keep.

    Then again, it’s really up to how it is used by the photographer, how the photo itself is used, and how the viewer sees the photo. All of these have the potential to add meaning, whether good or bad, to a certain photo.

    Bernadean Fatima Rabaja
    2015-12119
    STS THX

  4. The invention of camera revolutionized the world. Without cameras, a lot of important industries today won’t even exist. Its uses in our lives are just innumerable. Sure it has disadvantages but as the articlr stated, everything depends on who wields it.

    Mariella Nicolas
    2014-80591
    WFX

  5. Chlouie Cruz says:

    Cameras have become a very important tool in our life. Taken with the camera are photos that tell us stories— captured events that happened at the past, and we may choose to relive. It has helped us create and preserve memories that has a sentimental value to us. Not only that but it has greatly aided us with our academic works.

    However, there are times the cameras are used for detrimental purposes. It could be a tool used for invasion of privacy and manipulation of images. But I believe these drawbacks are up to human consumption— whether they use it for good or evil.

    2015-02427
    Cruz, Chlouie Marie Leigh J.
    STS WFX

  6. Diana Burgos says:

    It is hard to imagine a life without cameras. Cameras have become so useful. Example, during our fieldworks we use a camera for documentation purposes. We capture images of our progress so that we can return to it if we haven’t finish it or return to it if subsequent surveys require so. However, anything that is used inappropriately or abused becomes disadvantageous. So it is in our discretion to use the tool appropriately.

    Diana Burgos
    2015-00669
    WFX

  7. Leona Ureta says:

    The camera is one of the most ingenious inventions because of its many practical uses in our daily lives.  It is an instrument used to capture a moment and preserve memories. I do agree that it depends on the user whether a camera is “good” or “bad.” The wrong usage of a camera includes invasion of privacy and using photos for blackmail. In general, if something is caught on camera, people tend to believe it is authentic. With the availability of photo editing software, it is easy to alter photos which may be used to spread false information. (Leona Ureta, 2015-08015, WFX)

  8. Karl Albright Zabala Tiston says:

    As I always believed, technology is neither good or bad. It depends on the person who is utilizing the tool or gadget. Camera is one of best example of this. Invention of this gadget enabled us to document things easier. With a click, an entire story could be captured. However, the person with malicious intent could use the camera for evil purposes such as blackmailing, voyeurism, cyber-bullying, etc. It is great that advances in technology empower us to do more but the responsibility for these technologies lies also in our hands.

    Karl Albright Tiston
    2015-13588
    THX

  9. Stella Aquino says:

    Camera is one of the very symbol of human’s innovation on science and technology. As the article stated, we use it for enjoyment, business etc. It is also true that there is a good and bad consequences that it may bring. But, is it really the camera or us? I believe, as the camera rooted from people’s love for innovation, we are also its end. Because it is our actions and decisions that are defining and shaping the camera.

    Stella Theresa Aquino
    2013-12126
    STS THX

  10. Cyrille Joy A. Ordas says:

    The importance of camera is not in the device itself, but in what it produces and serves in the society. As mentioned in the article, camera has numerous uses. Photos and videos can be used as a platform for communication. Media has its own way of connecting with the mass with the use of camera. Also, along side with camera’s playfulness is its ability to preserve memories. Lastly, camera brings out the artist in us. Through the images we take, our values and emotions are conveyed. However, despite all its beauty and worth, we are in charge of the responsibilities that come with using this device. Images, videos, and other form of arts made possible by camera have their own effect (may it be short or long term) in the society we are in.

  11. Malica Maniri says:

    Like most gadgets, cameras have already played a huge part in our lives. It has benefited us in so many ways and has ultimately made our lives easier. It made reliving memories more alive and, most importantly, it sparked creativity in people and had even opened a door to new forms of art. In the end, a camera still remains a mere device and whether it brings advantages or disadvantages solely depends on the users.

    Maniri, Malica M.
    2014-37947
    STS THX

  12. I believe that the invention of cameras paved the way to an easier and more efficient way of living. It makes our daily tasks more do-able take for example taking pictures of details that come in passing that we need to record. However, anything used in excess is not good. It is important to exercise moderation in using cameras and not be dependent on it. Depending too much on a aingle technological device can cause a deterioration in our skill making.

    VALDERRAMA, Reina Teresa B.
    2015-08016
    STS THX

  13. Adrian del Rosario says:

    Technology can either be good or bad and it always depends on “the hand that wields it”. Things were built for certain purposes and using them other than their intended purposes may lead to unfortunate consequences. The ubiquity of cameras indicate that this technology will forever remain and will continue to improve over the years. However, this progress must always be accompanied by responsible developers and users who adhere to the ethical standards of the industry.

    DEL ROSARIO, Adrian Justin DC.
    2012-50238
    STS THX

  14. Ann Jeline L. Masongsong says:

    When cameras were invented, many moments of each and everyone’s lives were and are still being captured whether for keeps or just for entertainment to be shared to everyone in the social media. It gives people the chance to discover their talents in capturing photos and show some creativity by making stories in one picture. Cameras really have good uses but also have the bad consequences which depends on how we will control ourselves on using this gadget, the camera.

    MASONGSONG, Ann Jeline L.
    2014-29953
    STS THX

  15. Kirsten Audrey H. Ravana says:

    Similar to a lot of our technology, cameras are indeed neither good nor bad.

    In all the instruments and media we handle, we tend to use them in such a way that we knowingly or unknowingly convey our own prejudices and opinions of peple and the world we live in. We capture photos in a way that agrees with what we think it should look like or we structure a scene or a group of people to present a certain message may it be simple or abstract – this is our way of letting our audience take a peak into our minds. Subsequently, this is where the evil starts. It’s when people start manipulating these images to serve their own purpose instead of pursuing what is true and candid. It’s when an audience starts taking these images at face value, believing that the things we see with a lens and without it are one and the same.

    Technology is neither good nor bad, but the way we abuse our technology does a lot to blur the line between what is.

    Kirsten Audrey Ravana
    2015-14059
    THX

  16. Aira Justine Mancilla says:

    Cameras, like any other technology can be good or bad depending on how we use it. They have become part of our daily lives. In my GE 1 class, we have discussed the significance of the development in camera technology in remote sensing.

    Aira Justine M.Mancilla
    2013-28041
    THX

  17. Dana Salgado says:

    Camera plays a vital part in one’s life. It enables to capture every single detail of the moments that we treasure. However, photos generated by the camera offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution that could lead into some negative impact to ourselves and even to the society. Therefore, we must be responsible enough in handling the effects of this device in one’s life.

    Dana Salgado
    2015-00587
    THX

  18. Carl Lorenz Fajardo says:

    Cameras have become an integral part of our societies. It has helped us in different ways and is continuing to do so. Both the science and the arts require such a great instrument. I think the pros of the camera greatly outweighs its cons and I think that it has been a huge help instead of being a wrench in our development as a society. As pointed out in the passage, it depends on who wields it.

  19. Carl Lorenz Fajardo says:

    Cameras have become an integral part of our societies. It has helped us in different ways and is continuing to do so. Both the science and the arts require such a great instrument. I think the pros of the camera greatly outweighs its cons and I think that it has been a huge help instead of being a wrench in our development as a society. As pointed out in the passage, it depends on who wields it.

    Fajardo, Carl Lorenz
    2015-14537
    STS THX

  20. Mai Arciga says:

    Cameras have became a huge part In oir society, it captures the special moments in our lives. It develops our creativity and usually are used as an entertainment. Now in education, most of the lecture classes uses it to project the disscussion. Camera is usually needed in some specific classes. But by using the camera it may cause some bad things too depending on how we use it. We need to be responsible in using it.

    Arciga, Angelica Marinela P.
    2015-89062
    STS THX

  21. Prabhmehar Chhabra says:

    Undoubtedly the development of the camera industry is astonishing. As mentioned, the reduced size, increased portability, accessibility and mobility is actually one of its best features nowadays. I can still remember the days when you had to buy camera rolls and the number of shots you had were limited of course. And then came in the digital age, a small microSD card could store hundreds of photos, you could transfer them to a bigger storage device and reuse the card, no need to buy new ones once you run out of space. Another thing to note is the fact that every person nowadays (most if not all) carry a camera in their pocket, in the form of a smartphone which of course has numerous advantages.

    Chhabra, Prabhmehar S.
    2013-01082
    STS THX

  22. Jenica Javier says:

    Cameras have proven themselves to be good record keepers. If it weren’t because of them we wouldn’t have photos of historical places, events and important personalities today. Capturing the formation of light has never been so easy as it is today and it just keeps on improving. Through a camera’s lens we are able to see the world in so many views and perspectives other than what the naked eye can see. We’re also able to look and experience what others see through their photos. We can also document everything new while also keeping track of the old.

    The main point is that a camera is a just another tool that allows us to be aware of our surroundings. We collect a ton of information using it and we can readily share the information to others almost instantly. Cameras become part of our arsenal of tools which we use to gather data much like our senses.

    The only disadvantage about cameras is that the “data” or images that we capture can easily be manipulated by others or even by ourselves. Today, not all the images we see come directly from a camera. Most of them, if not all, undergo some processing and enhancement first to make them “better” so to say. For me, this is a major drawback because this manipulation defeats the purpose of the camera. Instead of being able to keep a record of what is true and instead of seeing the world in its true state, you could just end up looking at world with everything inside it fake and manipulated.

    Javier, Jenica T.
    2013-54669
    STS WFX

  23. In addition, The improvement of camera technology lead to the advancements of other technologies like, for example, virtual and augmented realities. Unlike before, the technology of virtual reality can now be experienced by most people through the mass production of virtual reality headsets. Along with those visual technologies, photos can now be taken 360 degrees to be able to maximize the use of those virtual reality headsets. I believe that cameras will continually play an important role in the advancement of different technologies which can be used in the many aspects of our lives.

    Zed Lester A. Ang
    2013-03319
    STS THX

  24. Camera is one of the very useful gadgets. Now that it is handy due to smartphone cameras, we can capture photos easily anytime and anywhere. Other types of cameras such as surveillance cameras and dashboard cameras are also advantageous because these provide video evidence (in case car accidents happen). They can be also used for security and protection purposes (in case of shoplifting in stores) .

    However, cameras, just like other useful gadgets, can have negative effects depending on the user.

    Anna Lee Q. Valenzuela
    2014-62534
    STS THX

  25. Warren Cheah says:

    It can undoubtedly be said that the camera has affected society one way or another. With the development of the camera in today’s world, people are now given the chance to capture a moment, whether good or bad, in the click of a finger. Just as people see it, the camera has its good and bad effects on society. The good effects include protection, preserving a memory, research and science. However, when it is abused, it can cause repercussions to the community. I just personally believe that the people who use the camera should practice more responsibility over it.

    2015-08297
    Cheah, Warren C.
    STS THX

  26. Ryan Yurong says:

    Cameras are so deeply ingrained in modern society that we can’t even live without it anymore. As digital slaves of the modern world, cameras serve as an extension of our eyes and our minds — more than being a tool to take photos, it reminds us of a more tangible version of our memories, whether it may be good or bad. It can be used for recreation, for journalist work, and for other purposes. Cameras have proven its importance in history and cemented its position for the years to come. It has become vital in some of the key moments in our history and will continue to be vital in the future. Again, technology now goes hand-in-hand with our progress as a society. However, as we move forward to more advancements in the camera industry, I just hope all of it is for the betterment of society.

    Ryan Paulo L. Yurong
    2014-00966
    STS WFX

  27. Jeremiah Racela says:

    It is no doubt that the invention the camera has been one of the greatest feats of humankind. The camera has enabled industries like mass media to make great strides in producing better outputs. The camera has provided an opportunity for us to capture moments and keep it for posterity but these moments however do not always end up positive ones. With the use of cameras, exploitation and piracy have also emerged bringing to light that any form of technology is susceptible to evil without the right mindset of using it in place. Ultimately, I believe that the good uses beneficial to society will outweigh those that seek to take advantage of the tool. Cameras preserve much more than just moments in time but memories and the feelings we have attached to it.

    Jeremiah Louis M. Racela
    2014-42718
    STS THX

  28. The camera is revolutionary in the modern world because it allowed the world to see a scene captured from one’s lenses. An image taken from a city may be also seen in a remote place, all because of the photographs the camera produces. It propagated faster in the modern world with the rise of technology.

    The mainstream use of camera however poses for threats in privacy of individuals. Because snaps can be made easily, media can be shared on a greater scope with less control of the ones who shares it. This may lead to exploitation in information. Handling such “power” in our hands requires responsibility and discipline to use the technology right.

  29. The camera is revolutionary in the modern world because it allowed the world to see a scene captured from one’s lenses. An image taken from a city may be also seen in a remote place, all because of the photographs the camera produces. It propagated faster in the modern world with the rise of technology.

    The mainstream use of camera however poses for threats in privacy of individuals. Because snaps can be made easily, media can be shared on a greater scope with less control of the ones who shares it. This may lead to exploitation in information. Handling such “power” in our hands requires responsibility and discipline to use the technology right.

    Jediael Neri
    2015-13747
    STS WFX

  30. Jhuwan Fajardo says:

    “Now, The answer whether it is good or bad lies in the hand that wields it.”

    I would like to focus on this last part of the essay as it is something that I fully agree upon. The digital age has come to the point that taking snaps can be done in an instant but not everyone uses that power properly. I think that a lot of people are using it for good such as people using it to share some good things, spread some news, get some help, etc. But there are also people who do not use this same power to do good but instead do the opposite.There are those who abuse this power to spread things that aren’t unnecessary and those who use it for fame and money. The problem is not because of the camera’s creation and evolution but the people who are getting more and more primitive in using it.

    Jhuwan Gabrielle V. Fajardo
    2015-90712
    STS THX

  31. Angeli Marie N. Garcia says:

    Camera is a technological tool that guarantees progress. According to Heidegger, the answer if the essence of technology is whether dangerous or not, is dependent on our perception or the way we choose to see the reality. Enframing camera as a tool that is merely created to satisfy our utility, it may be dangerous. However, seeing camera as a tool for wonder, discovery and knowledge, it may be seen useful.

    Angeli Garcia
    201500394
    STS WFX

  32. Angela Dela Peña says:

    Cameras are very powerful tools that have been a necessity for most of the people, as these are widely accessible and practical. These can also offer a wide range of uses that is truly beneficial to mankind. In my opinion, a camera can be seen as advantageous more than destructive. As mentioned in the article, the conflicts or negative effects that this gadget can bring just depend on the hands of the one who wields it. In order to experience the best service a camera can give, its wise and careful usage is greatly encouraged.

    Dela Peña, Angela B.
    2015-00688
    STS THX

  33. Bianca Ramos says:

    The camera is a highly important tool in our lives. We are able to capture moments with it, and use it to provide evidences of situations. It has become easily accessible and affordable, and is utilized in almost everything that people do in their daily lives. However, it can be dangerous when used in the wrong way. Some people tend to take advantage of the camera; but, it does not have to be a dangerous thing when used in the proper way.

    Bianca Isabella B. Ramos
    2015-90117
    STS THX

  34. Ynnah Retoma says:

    I think cameras and photography made our lives extra interesting and more artistic. As someone who enjoys photography, I was able to show my art with the help of cameras. It did make capturing moments easier and I totally agree that the good and bad of the camera comes from those who wield it. Camera is a tool. I suppose it has become vital in our society today but if it comes down to a lot of other things, it is not a necessity for our survival.

  35. Ynnah Retoma says:

    I think cameras and photography made our lives extra interesting and more artistic. As someone who enjoys photography, I was able to show my art with the help of cameras. It did make capturing moments easier and I totally agree that the good and bad of the camera comes from those who wield it. Camera is a tool. I suppose it has become vital in our society today but if it comes down to a lot of other things, it is not a necessity for our survival.

    Retoma, Ynnah Patricia C.
    2015-07635
    STS THX

  36. Melvin Sangalang says:

    Any technological gadget in this age may be beneficial or harmful to our society just like the camera. A camera simply takes pictures and currently it is widely used because of its accessibility. Most of our cellphones/tablets have cameras and pictures can be easily posted and spread through social media. The effects of cameras depends on the ones who uses it that’s why if used in the right way can be useful rather than being detrimental to the society.

    Sangalang, Melvin Ariel T.
    2013-70898
    STS THX

  37. Trenton Tan says:

    Cameras have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is necessary in our lives, I very much agree that it has had and continues to have a profound impact on society. As a recreational photographer, I know first hand that cameras allow us not only to capture photos of aspects of the world that interest us or are important to us but also to frame the world in such a way that the photos we capture reveal something the naked eye would not normally see.

    Aside from the influential images listed above, another example that demonstrates the power of photos is Kevin Carter’s ‘The vulture and the girl’. Cameras and the photos they capture can be powerful, but they are merely objects. Ultimately, their power is derived from the way they are, as this blog post says, ‘wielded’.

    Tan, Trenton L.
    2016-00252
    STS THX

  38. Samantha Piers says:

    Cameras and photographs, I believe, are powerful tools that have and still continue to inspire us to take action and help change our world.
    The power of photography has, then and again, shown itself through the stories told by the photographer. Nick Ut’s photograph of a running naked girl hit by napalm, and Malcom Browne’s the Burning Man showed the world the atrocities of the Vietnam War, and it was these photographs that urged America’s involvement in the war to end that same year.
    Then there was James Nachtwey’s photos of the famine in Somalia; his photos moved governments and different organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross to take action and help uplift famine in these countries.
    Many more photographs and stories were captured with the camera – from the war in Syria (of Alan Kurdi and Omran Daqneesh) to the Philippines’ War on Drugs – which may or may not have tugged on our emotions.
    The thing is, cameras, photographs, or videos, bring you to a different dimension, a different time; they bring you to a place other than your own as you are able to see what’s happening in other countries, provinces, etc., without having to book a flight, or even move from your seat – you’re, in a way, connected to others through such tools.
    Furthermore, I believe it is true that “the answer whether it is good or bad lies in the hand that wields it,” and how much easier it is for us to capture stories with the access to cameras on our smartphones! Yet I also believe that the power of the camera or photography also lies in the people who view these photographs, for these are merely tools and they can only inspire us and help us change the world if we let them.

    Piers, Samantha Denise R.
    2016-00060
    STS THX

  39. Jason Mison says:

    Cameras have proven to be very useful for me and a lot of people. Cameras do not simply take photographs but they record memories, meaningful experiences and significant events in history. Cameras also benefit people in a way that it has become a means of communication such as video chats and social media apps like Snapchat. However, cameras can prove to be harmful in certain ways too. Cameras can prove to be a distraction and it can also be used for crimes that involve piracy, privacy and even theft. Ultimately, as written in the article, the camera may prove to be a piece of technology for good or bad depending on the user of said technology.

    Mison, J. Siegfred Salvador D.
    2013-59732
    STS WFX

  40. Enrique Lorenzo Martinez says:

    The camera truly is a powerful tool that has helped us develop as human beings. As the saying goes, “A picture can mean a thousand words.” Just like most technology however, it must be tempered with a sense of responsibility. The ability to be used for good or for bad would ulimately be dependent on the user.

    Enrique Lorenzo Martinez
    2016-01369
    STS WFX

  41. Apa Gumila says:

    Cameras have evolved from the big and bulky boxes to the small and integrated we have in this day and age. I think that this proves that cameras have been a valuable asset to us humans since we naturally want to remember what has happened. As a “millennial”, it has provided me an avenue for me to share my experiences and show people what transpired in that certain event. Furthermore, as a history major, cameras have proven to be a very valuable tool due to the fact that it provides an illustration as to what happened in the past. However, we must still be careful as to how we use cameras because of the fact that they may be used in a negative manner like negative propaganda, scandals, etc. Personally, cameras are neither bad nor good. It is up to us to define it as we are the ones using it.

  42. Apa Gumila says:

    Cameras have evolved from the big and bulky boxes to the small and integrated we have in this day and age. I think that this proves that cameras have been a valuable asset to us humans since we naturally want to remember what has happened. As a “millennial”, it has provided me an avenue for me to share my experiences and show people what transpired in that certain event. Furthermore, as a history major, cameras have proven to be a very valuable tool due to the fact that it provides an illustration as to what happened in the past. However, we must still be careful as to how we use cameras because of the fact that they may be used in a negative manner like negative propaganda, scandals, etc. Personally, cameras are neither bad nor good. It is up to us to define it as we are the ones using it.

    Gumila, Eduardo Raphael G.
    2015-08588
    STS WFX

  43. April Dalloran says:

    The camera has proved to be very useful to us. Even more so, it serves not just as a utility but it has even become a leisure to most people. So much more than its practicality, the camera continuously fuels our creatives. It has bevome a huge part of our daily mundane lives that if say it ceases to exist, many aspects of our individual lives and of our interrelationships with each other would be interrupted. There is no purely good nor evil thing in our world. We are all interconnected and there are a lot of codependencies between things to simply declare that something is good or bad. The camera is no exception.

    Dalloran, April
    201332434
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  44. Elise Sunga says:

    The importance of the camera is not in the device itself, but in what it produces. Photographs and video have become vital to communication, education and preservation of history. But like all technology, with its benefits and advantages comes the responsibility in its usage – as it said in the post, “the answer whether it is good or bad lies in the hand that wields it.”

    Elise Grace G. Sunga
    2015-13534
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  45. Cristina Jessica U. Qua says:

    Through time, we’ve not only seen how cameras have evolved and progressed but also our uses or purpose for this. From the Camera Obscura to film to the different lenses that project a desired image to pocket sized cameras and more — we continue to see improvements that interests and benefits us. Take for example Apple’s iPhone, every new generation of the iPhone comes a better camera. It is something consumers would invest on and look forward to. Cameras have played a vital role in the world we live in. Personally, cameras have been of huge help to me. I can take photos of places I’ve been to for memories. I can also use it for school, if I don’t want to forget important or in note taking.

    Because of its various uses, we cannot disregard the fact that cameras can bring about something negative in our society but we can never forget how cameras have made our lives informative, safer, happier and easier. Cameras have truly created a huge impact in our lives. It is really all in the hand that wields it — if he/ she would use it for the good or for the worse.

    Qua, Cristina Jessica U.
    2016- 01502
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  46. Dianne Ang says:

    As mentioned in the article, the camera has many uses and it is one of the technology that we will have for some time. Among all its abilities, I see the camera as a tool for storing memories and experiences. I’m not much of a fan of taking photos and videos, but I know its importance to our time now. In this generation, the camera is very significant but I still can’t quite say whether it is entirely good or bad. I guess it is difficult to justify a thing, even the camera, as something pure. At the end of the day, it will depend on how we make use of the technology that is given to us; yet, I am left with the hopes that people use it for the betterment of our society.

    ANG, Dianne Alexa B.
    2014-80939
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  47. The value of the camera is not on the device but its role in our society. It is essential in many ways most especially in communication and education. Photos and videos are used to communicate with other people, and even to tell stories. In Facebook and Instagram, by looking at the picture, you may know the part of his or her life. In education, on the other hand, photos and videos become a learning tool for students. It is easier to learn if the students can visualize the medium. The Camera has its disadvantages as well depending on how we use it. However, cameras already found a way to an easier and effective way of living, especially in this generation. What we can do is to use this device properly since it has benefited us in so many ways.

    Eugenio, Lucan L.
    2014-89272
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  48. Michelle Batad says:

    Technology indeed, is fascinating. Camera is a product of it which has been really a popular, convenient and useful tool for us today. It has many uses in other fields like Astronomy, Medicine, Communications, Arts, Film, Photography, etc. Portable cameras and handy phones have also been an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to take selfies, or to take pictures of other people and things that surround us, and even record videos of our experiences and important events. We, students very much benefit from this gadget since we use it to capture lecture notes in class and take photos of other important things related to our studies.

    As technology continues to lead us to a brighter path, I do hope that we still remain responsible for the things that technology brings to us, even the camera. I just want to quote a line from the article, “Its not the technology but the hand that wields it that make it useful and successful.” So the decision to make our lives easier, better and safer doesn’t solely lie on the things created by science, it also depends on our hands, literally and figuratively.

    Batad, Michelle U.
    2014-67457
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