Focus: Is photography dying?

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REUTERS NEWS PICTURES SERVICE - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2013Are you one of those who have to pull out your phone to take a picture of your delicious meal, the passing train or that oh-so-stunning sunset? Do you risk your life – and that of other motorists – to take a macro shot of raindrops on your car window? If so, congratulations! You might just be killing the art of photography.

Camera phones seem to have turned all of us into talented photographers but this isn’t amusing professionals in the industry. According to celebrated American photographer Annie Leibovitz, the iPhone has become the “snapshot camera of today”. Also, the new urge to instagram every meal, dress and shoe has some psychologists worried. According to Linda Henkel of Fairfield University in Connecticut people are so relying on their camera phones, instead of their memory, to keep a record of the good, bad and ugly in their lives. “And that…

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