Photographs were once tedious, with their processes slow and their resolutions low. They were defined by film and all of its flaws. There were many variables available that could render them unacceptable, such as poor lighting, strange angles and the unexpected movements. The days were marked with exposure concerns and red-eyed subjects.
Such days are gone, however.
The invention of the digital camera, which records images through electronic sensors, allowing them to be stored and edited through computers, has enabled individuals to reclaim the art of photography. No longer is it shaped by simple luck. It is now bolstered by technology; and the advantages are many.
Digital cameras offer:
- One: Immediacy. Through the use of screens and button-press innovations, users can view images as soon as they are snapped. Files can be accessed quickly and deleted if chosen. There is no need to keep unwanted photos. They can instead be removed as soon as they’re revealed as less than satisfactory. This frees hard-drive space and offers insight into what artistic changes should be made.
- Two: Storage. Traditional cameras are limited by their film. Once the strip has been filled, the equipment becomes useless. Digital items, however, provide vast internal memory, often up to 4 GBs or more. This ensures that thousands of pictures can be saved within the device itself. There is no worry then about negatives being lost or photos having to be developed quickly to regain space.
- Three: Editing. Few individuals are blessed with natural design talent. Photos are instead proof of awkward attempts and miscalculated positioning. Digital cameras help to alleviate this, however, by offering editing technology. Pictures can be uploaded into computers, then cropped, shifted, brightened, color refined and more. This offers better resolutions and better results.
The typical film cameras are no longer deemed wise. Digital media has instead replaced them. And this trend is poised to continue.