The revolution brought about by the near-universal adoption of digital technologies has transformed society, and its effect on photography was unprecedented. Prior to this time, photography seemed solid, reliable. If you bought a Nikon or Hasselblad camera, you thought you would use it for the rest of your life. Everyone took pictures-but only artists or those trained in the mechanics of photography made images that were seen by hundreds or thousands of people. But there was a storm brewing deep in the heart of computer code that would radically alter photography forever.