Learn More About Digital Photography

Digital photography, as opposed to film photography, uses electronic devices to record and capture the image as binary data. It has opened up opportunities for amateurs to explore darkroom techniques which used to be reserved only for professionals with large amounts of money and experience. You are able to experiment with the camera settings, different styles of images can be tried out, and techniques improved all without the expense of film processing. Digital photography has also been adopted by many amateur snapshot photographers, who take advantage of the convenience in the form of sending images by email, placing them on the World Wide Web, or displaying them in digital picture frames.Common Problems Associated With Photography:Photography has long had its own language, and digital photography adds many new terms. Ever wonder what the difference was between a tripod and a monopod or just wondered what both of them do. Here are a few common terms and their meaning:Image Sensors: Pixels and Image Sizes describe key concepts such as resolution, aspect ratio, and color depth that have a huge impact on your photographs.Image longevity: Although digital image data does not degrade (film stock can fade), the media on which the digital images are stored can decay or become corrupt, leading to a loss of image integrity.Image browser: An application that enables you to view digital photos.Image editor: A computer program that enables you to adjust a photo to improve its appearance.Digital manipulation: A digital image can be modified and manipulated much easier and faster than with traditional negative and print methods.Say good bye to light problems:Digital photography has made it possible to quickly and easily take a pair of images of low-light environments: one with flash to capture detail and one without flash to capture ambient illumination. Digital photography bypasses the physical world altogether and directly captures the light from a scene onto a light-sensitive chip and saves the image as a computer file.Tools and EquipmentCamera equipment has made great strides over the past century in mimicking how the human eye perceives the three-dimensional world within a two-dimensional medium. Cameras with digital sensors that are smaller than the typical 35mm film size will have a smaller field or angle of view when used with a lens of the same focal length. Cameras with high mega pixel ratings take larger pictures with more detail. Cameras with a direct electronic camera-to-computer interface are preferable to those requiring the use of an external memory card.Digital cameras now outsell film cameras and include features that are not found in film cameras such as the ability to shoot video and record audio. Digital cameras can be much smaller than film cameras of equivalent quality.

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