Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Advantages of Digital Photography
Advantages of Digital Cameras There are many advantages when comparing digital photography to traditional film cameras. These include: * Data can be stored on the image including date and time, type of camera, film speed and shutter speed (this is great for vacations); this assists in reviewing photos at a later date. * The use of a tripod is all but eliminated due to the anti-shake tools in digital cameras. * You can capture hundreds of photos for emailing and graphic uses without the need to print all of them and scan them into your computer. * You print only the pictures you want, so you can take a lot of pictures. And, by changing the settings slightly, you can take as many shots as you want choosing only the best quality to keep. * Storing photos on a computer is a lot cheaper than storing them on film, and they are much easier to access. * With a consumer-grade printer, you can communicate directly with your camera or its memory card and print your own pictures. * You can immediately view your pictures. If you don't like the picture, just take it over again! * Film cameras are much larger than digital cameras with equal quality. * Without the expense of developing film, you can experiment with the settings on a digital camera, allowing you to learn new techniques with no additional cost. * Film cameras require a change of film every 24 to 36 pictures, with digital photography you can store hundreds of images on the same media device. * Digital cameras can now be hooked up to your television, allowing you to review your photos with an audience. * You have a home colour darkroom for editing your pictures without the expense of a darkroom and its many chemicals. * No more scanning of photos to view them on your computer. * You don't have to pay the high cost of film processing and store many, many rolls of film and photographs. Advantages of Digital Photography to the Professional The professional photographer and the amateur photographer can find many advantages to digital photography. These include, but are not limited to: * Without wasting storage space, the professional photographer can review, edit, and even remove a photo, while assessing composition and lighting. * The versatility of management, including colour and file, manipulation, and printing abilities, creates a much faster workflow than film cameras. * It is much easier to modify and manipulate digital images than it is to modify negatives and prints. * Special effects that are available on a digital camera can give much more dramatic results than film cameras. * With the clear images provided by new digital cameras, tripods are a thing of the past in most instances. This is due to the anti-shake tools now available. * Hundreds of images can be stored on your computer with a minimum of space allowing easy access for editing. It is much less expensive to store data on a computer than on rolls of film and negatives. In addition, the professional can take time to view them, saving only the best for use. * Digital cameras are much more compact, allowing a freedom of movement when going on difficult shoots. * Reviewing images and techniques are much easier as data can be stored directly on the photo, including; camera type, date and time, film speed, flash used, and shutter speed. Advantages of Digital Photography The quality of the images on the new digital cameras, and the time limits that are so vitally important in the newspaper industry, have made digital photography the norm with most professional news photographers. Many amateur photographers have also adopted the digital camera as their camera of choice. They enjoy the convenience of sending photos by email, being able to put them on the web, and displaying them in digital picture frames. Many cell phones now have digital cameras included in them, even though the small lens size of these phones reduces the quality of the pictures, making them unsuitable for making prints. The quality of pictures taken on even the best digital cameras is not considered to be anywhere near the quality of regular film. Therefore, many commercial photographers and even some artistic amateurs resist using digital technology for their photography purposes. Film also has a much greater resolution than even the best of digital projectors. Other professionals have embraced with enthusiasm the digital cameras, believing that the lower long-term costs in flexibility outweigh the initial high costs. Unlike film photography, which requires constant expenditures to update and maintain equipment, nearly all expense in digital photography is the initial cost of the equipment. However, film equipment lasts longer and doesn't become obsolete as quickly as digital cameras. Many professionals have changed to digital photography because of the advantages of editing on a computer. This includes the ability to balance the colour and manipulate images in a way that are not possible with conventional film photography. A further disadvantage to digital photography is the need to have electrical outlets to charge batteries on digital cameras. Digital cameras are also much more sensitive to climate, extreme cold, and moisture than standard cameras, which cause photographers who work in remote areas to prefer the more conventional film camera. Some fear that the changing technology of computers will eventually make the digital photography taken today inaccessible in the future. Digital photography in the courts is also held to be very questionable because of the inability to prove the photograph's authenticity.