Compact Digital Cameras: Photographys Mighty Mites

Size may matter, and a lot, to some people, when it comes to some things. But when it comes to cameras, the ongoing advances in digital technology have made compact digital cameras a photography force to be reckoned with. Compact digital cameras can be safely transported into places and situations in which a larger camera would just be an awkward nuisance, and have to be lugged around in your backpack which is already overloaded and chafing you through your T-shirt. A palm-sized compact digital camera can go unobtrusively wherever you choose to take it, and be ready for action when you are. What You May Give Up What compact digital cameras achieve in convenience of dimension, however, they must compensate …

Digital Photography Camera Requirements

If you are taking the plunge into digital photography, you are going to need a camera. Speed is the key consideration in choosing a digital camera. Because digital cameras need time to transfer the image to your storage media, it is an important issue. This is referred to as ‘shutter lag’ by the photography pros. With candid photography, a three-second shutter lag can mean the difference between taking a blah, ordinary photo, or capturing your child with the perfect grin. Because digital cameras eat up a lot of batteries, you’ll also want startup speed. If you are taking photos intermittently, you’ll want to be able to turn off your camera to preserve battery life. Then you’ll need it to start …

The Basics of Photography

If you are a sports fan, you know what it means when a team goes into a rebuilding year. It is just when the owners or coaches decide its time to train new members and correct bad habits in others. And invariably, what team leadership says when they go into such a time is that they are going back to basics. Sometimes its good for us as photographers to go back to basics. And, of course, if you are just getting started in the world of photography and want to learn the ropes, the basics are a natural start. But you want the basics of what the professionals know about the craft of photography. Anybody can take a picture. I …

In Praise of Digital Photography

In any discipline, you will have what many think of as the purists. Purists are those who revere the way things have always been done and view new innovations in the field as upstarts and obviously of poorer quality than the tried and true methods. This is nowhere more true than photography. For decades the film and chemical processing method has undergone continual refinement to achieve higher and higher levels of sophistication and to find higher levels of quality. Small wonder that when the digital revolution came along, the purists were, to say the least, a bit snobby about the idea of professional photography moving in this direction. But there are some genuine reasons to at least incorporate digital technology …