Digital Photography Tips
Since the 1840s when William Henry Fox Talbot combined a few chemicals with light, paper and a wooden box, photography has played a historic role in our lives. People and events are accurately documented using scrapbooks containing photographs; current affairs as well as occurrences of the past are kept vividly alive. Proud moments and tragedies can be essentially frozen in time, and as a result, the invention of photography changed the world.
In recent years photography itself has undergone revolutionary change as it has moved from being synthetic to an electronic function. No chemicals are required to capture subject matter, create a photograph, present it for consumption, and archive it for future recall. The entire process is fast and dependable, and the results are immensely valuable to individuals and society. If you’re unfamiliar with digital photography it may seem complicated and overwhelming, but with a shift in your thinking and some time spent learning this new paradigm,digital photography can open a new world for you.
Creative Digital Photography
With a digital camera and computer, photo editing software, some training and understanding of what can be accomplished, you can enjoy unlimited creative power though digital photography. Even those with limited computer experience can enjoy the basic pleasures of digital imaging such as combining into one image many photos blended together. Film technologies leave a lot to be desired when it comes to creative photo enhancements compared to what can be done easily using digital photo editing software. Even photo touch-ups to make significant improvements in the subject image can be done by novice digital software users with basic training.
Racing to the end results without understanding the fundamental benefits would be an unjust oversight. The most basic benefit of using a digital camera is that great pictures can be taken easier, faster, more conveniently and economically. Gone are the days of anxious anticipation while waiting to see if a photograph captured what was desired, only to learn that all was lost. With instant review of photos, you know immediately if you captured what you desired. Limitations such as the number of frames until the “end of the roll” are gone since no film is used, and the cost of developing the photos is eliminated. Imagination and desire are the few limits on what can be done with digital images.
Yes, you can still get the pleasures of holding and sharing printed digital photos just as you can with film based photographs. But digital pics can be shared instantly with a few or many via the internet in an instant, if you wish. How creative can you be? What can you do with a digital image? How many images can be produced and in how many different ways? These variations create wonderful opportunities for scrapbooking. Your imagination wheels can start turning the minute you see a moment you want to preserve, and after the shutter button is pushed the fun begins!
In the video below you can see how a three year old handles a digital camera, including the end results…