Digital photography has been growing by leaps and bounds. It’s pretty easy to see why. Great quality, no more film, and ease of doing photo editing has really paved the way. Here’s some advantages of digital photography. It’s not all roses though, some disadvantages have arisen but I think the advantages far outweigh any disadvantages. A lot of what people complain about with editing digital photos is what looks like the quality, this is not the case as sometimes it is the computer displays for photography that are the issue. High quality monitors are great to have and you can really tell a difference in the quality.
With today’s cameras, the picture quality of digital cameras are just as good if not better than film cameras. A few years ago this wasn’t the case but as today’s cameras get better and better they will surpass film. The image quality depends on the resolution of the camera as well as lighting and shutter speed.
With the digital camera you don’t have to wait for the picture to be developed. You now have instant access to it once you take the picture. To me this is probably the best advantage and is the reason why many people choose digital cameras. This also helps professional photographers as well since they know what their photos look like instantly.
With digital photos editing becomes fairly easy with programs like Photoshop. You can do any type of change you want with a few button presses and it really is amazing compared to the editing process in the past. If you know you will be doing a lot of editing then finding a computer is important, here’s a nice list of the best photography laptop reviews 2014. If you are more into desktops then here’s the top computer for photographers.
Digital pictures are much, much easier to share as well. This combined with instant photos makes places like Facebook very image heavy. Just think, you take out your phone to snap a quick picture of something and hit a button to share it with your friends.
While digital cameras can seem expensive, they really are not that bad at all. Just think with the digital camera almost all the cost is upfront when you purchase the camera. Now you do need some hard drive space to store pictures but the cost of that is so low it’s almost non-existant. Compare that with the cost of film and having to buy film all the time. You also avoid having to develop the pictures like you would if they were on film.
Today’s digital society has been a great way and continues to grow. It wasn’t that long ago that digital cameras were crazy devices from the future. Now we are getting to the point where we view film cameras the same way we view VHS tapes. I’m sure film won’t die completely but it will probably just stick around for people as a hobby.