What is Digital Photography

Photography in the last ten years has seen great advancements, where technology and technique is concerned. While some experts are of the opinion that not much more can be achieved, there are others in the field of manufacturing, who are constantly researching and attempting to invent something more advanced than the last camera they have launched in the market. However, the main aspect is that a vast majority of photographers have shifted from the traditional film cameras to the digital photographs. And yet, there are general consumers and amateur photographers who are not aware about what is digita photography.

To answer this question, given here is a list of reasons as to why this is preferred format of photographing in comparison to the traditional analogue film methods…

• The cost factor: Every picture click by a film camera requires one to incur the cost of a film roll as well as its development. And what’s more… one also has to spend on photographs they may not just want, because the entire roll needs to be developed. On the other hand where digital cameras are concerned, one can select which image they need printed, and simply leave the others either in a folder in the computer or in any other storage device, or the simply leave the image on the memory card of the camera
• The Time factor: In case one needs to send pictures to someone live in another country, they can do so almost instantly after clicking the picture with their digital camera. This is because the image can be transferred from camera to computer as soon as it is clicked, and then printed with color digital printer or emailed. This is not possible in the film camera, as one needs to wait for the entire roll to get over, or then waste the remaining part of the roll and then send it to be developed in a photo-lab. That costs more time and effort than using any of the compact digital cameras.
• The Learning factor: It is pretty much easy operating a digital camera and then processing the images. In fact, one has more control over the quality of the image if one knows how to use the various imaging software. In the case of filming, learning the process of film-to-print could be rather tedious. And sometimes during this process images can actually get ruined.
• The Size factor: Digital cameras are available varied sizes, from something rather heavy and bulky to the small pocket size cameras. There are also the novelty digital cameras in various colors and so girls can have their pick of their favorite pink digital cameras, and children can get one with their favorite animation character (subject to availability).
• The Life Span factor: The life span of digital images far out do that of the film prints. This is because of the varied storage methods of the digital images. On the other hand film prints tend to fade as time passes by, and negatives tend to weather in time.

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