Digital Photography Vs Traditional Photography

Digital photography may be one of the late 20th century’s most innovative technologies. It is about half the cost of traditional photography, with the results being of equal or better quality. You waste nothing; there’s no film required, and since you only print the pictures you need, digital photography is both cost effective and environmentally friendly. Perhaps the most compelling aspect of digital photography is the idea of showing pictures to people wherever they are, as long as they have a computer and an internet connection.


Photography is a popular hobby, pastime, or even a career for many people. Photography has come a long way since its early days and its popularity has not waned. In fact, digital photography is becoming even more popular and it is slowly replacing film photography, especially in professional environments. Even for experienced photographers, the move to digital capture brings with it a significant learning curve.

The Digital Camera

A digital camera is, in effect, a little computer. Picture quality varies from camera to camera. The quality of digital cameras has increased over the years, yet many people feel it isn’t quite as good as a regular camera yet. When you’re shopping for a digital camera keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how much your camera costs, or how big it is. You’re looking for the camera you’re happy with, and that is what’s most important. One of the things I like about digital cameras is that, unlike film, you can reuse the storage media over and over again with no extra cost. If you’ve ever used a film camera, you will remember how annoying it was that you could only store a few pictures on the film, without the ability to delete them once they were made.

The Digital Age

In a sense, digital photography adds a whole new step to photography. It is no longer just photography, it is digitally post-processed photography. The digital age has brought about the greatest transformation in photography since photography was invented.


Digital and traditional photography are complimentary arts. They each have their respective places in the lives of amateur and professional photographers. The skills acquired in traditional photography will definitely be passed on to the digital world. We can easily see that the world of photography has room for both digital photography and traditional photography. Let’s just hope that digital and traditional photographers can make the best of both worlds and continue to produce great work. After all, digital photography is just another tool of modernization in an ever-changing world.

Photography – Art, Composition and Meaning

Photography is considered an art. Photography tries to captures certain events and convey the meaning of these event to people. Photography and painting are art forms that have common foundation – imagination. It is said that, ‘Good photographs convey a significant message’.

Perhaps one of the most common mistakes amateur photographers make is not considering the composition of the photograph. A change in perspective and placing of the lens can make the difference between a forgettable photograph and a priceless one. Good composition is a must in superior photography but there are some famous photographers who violate all the rules of composition and still come out with excellent pictures. It is because they have a great knowledge of composition and know how and when to break it. So knowing the rules of composition is extremely valuable.

The key to good photography is to get the right ISO and depth of angle. A great photographer spends time to familiarize themselves with everything their camera is capable of, either by reading the manual or trying various settings when taking pictures. Lack of knowledge of the principle elements of photography means the photographer will not achieve his goal of becoming a great photographer. Someone with an expensive DSLR camera will not succeed in becoming a competent photographer without the right knowledge. Having the right knowledge of cameras, a passion to learnt, ability to connect with the events or particular place, and knowledge of how to connect with the viewers are key to great photography.

Macro photography is another well known type of photography. In simple terms it is a method of taking extremely close up pictures. This kind of photography is very interesting as it can highlight some simple but beautiful features of objects and many people specialize in macro photography.

With digital cameras, you can take thousands of pictures and there is no cost. This allows you to try out different things time and time again, so you learn how to take better and better photographs. Get down to their level when you photograph animals or other small objects. Use a plain background to create more contrast and effect. Move in close when you photograph flowers or animals. Lock the focus on an object so that it does not come out blurry. Try to know your flash range and above all -always be aware of the light.

A Broad View of Photography

Photography is defined as the process of making pictures by means of the action of light. The light reflected from an object forms an image on a material sensitive to light. This image is then chemically processed into a photograph. The word photography has its origin in Greek meaning, “to write or draw with light”.

Nearly all photographs are taken with cameras. A camera works on the same principle as the human eye. Like the eye, a camera takes in rays of light reflected from an object and focuses them into an image, but the camera records the images on a film. This image can be made permanent and can be viewed by any number of people.

Photography enriches our lives. Photographs help us in learning about people in other parts of the world. They also help us to revisit historic events in the past. They can remind us of special people and events from our own lives. Millions of people throughout the world enjoy taking pictures of their family, friends, vacations and important occasions.

Some photographs, like great paintings, have lasting effect and value as works of art. Such works, through the photographer’s imagination and technical skills, are breathtakingly beautiful and symbolize significant ideas.

In addition to recording things and people we can see, photography plays a crucial role in capturing images outside our range of vision. Cameras can travel to places that are inaccessible to humans. Pictures made on film sensitive to heat radiation help physicians detect certain kinds of cancer and other disease.

Photography has had a history of its own. During the mid twentieth century, photographic styles became increasingly varied, especially in the United States. Photographers experimented with different printing techniques to accomplish unusual effects. The artistic possibilities of color photography were not fully explored until the 1970’s. Photography today is firmly established as both an art form and an essential tool in communication and research. Professional photography includes a wide range of styles and themes than ever before. One of the most useful technical advances for both amateur and professional photography has been the instant processing of film.

Photography offers a good range of career opportunities. To be a professional photographer, one needs to have general academic qualification as also a technical knowledge of photography and must have a genuine passion to carve a niche of his or her own.