HiFi-High Fidelity in Photography

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saltydogstudios Senior Member • Posts: 2,201
Re: Nope

MediaArchivist wrote:

AutoFokus wrote:

High fidelity (often shortened to hi-fi or HiFi) is a term used by listeners, audiophiles and home audio enthusiasts to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound.

(by Wikipedia)

Reproduction of the sound as recorded. That recording involves many layers of mixes, filters, and even performances. Even a recording of a live performance depends on mixing many channels into two (or a few more if you are fancy).

There are some recordings that are done with just a binaural or x-y coincidence mic or similar. One of the early recordings to use this that I'm aware of is the Trinity Sessions by the Cowboy Junkies - recorded with a single soundfield mic in a church.


I think U2 would later go on to record in this same church.

HiFi in Photography: so this would mean in photography that the picture closely resembles reality.

No. It would involve printing, screen resolution, etc. Reproduction of the image as recorded.

I would agree with this. But you could attempt to reproduce reality as well - let's say a photo realistic enough to appear to be a window, if viewed from a stationary position. I mean heck - I saw the Tyrell building from Blade Runner and it was about 3 feet high. If movie magic can make me think a 3 foot model is a giant building, perhaps a photo could be real enough to make me think it was a window (at a glance).

But nowadays almost all pictures are;

- corrected / distorted / altered... and this is far away from reality.

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and so, today it is better to master PhotoShop than know how to make good pictures with good knowledge of Photo tehnology.

What do you think ?

Probably best to master both, and know where and when to focus your attention.

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