(Last Updated on : 31/12/2015)
Digital photography is a type in which photographs can be viewed on a computer, they can be transferred immediately from the digital camera onto a personal computer and they can also be shared with people around the globe with the use of the Internet. The "digital film," which is comprised of flash memory modules, floppy disks or CD-Rs, can be transferred to a local computer for printing, or can be uploaded to a Web site for viewing and printing. The digital frontier has changed the way we shoot and the things we can shoot successfully. The benefit of being able to review the shot instantly, and know for certain that what you have just captured is usable, is absolutely invaluable.
Digital photography, as opposed to film photography
, uses an electronic sensor to record the image as a piece of electronic data rather than as chemical changes on film. Digital cameras now (2005) outsell film cameras, and include features not found in film cameras such as the ability to shoot video and record audio. Some other devices, such as mobile phones, now include digital photography features. Digital photography has made our work simpler in this age of fast moving traffic! Now anyone can be a good photographer as digital photography gives you the option of image correction, which can be either color correction or image cleaning or editing an image.
Digital cameras record images as binary data, which facilitates high storage and editing facilities and also the ability to show and delete unsuccessful images immediately on the camera or software itself. Digital cameras now outsell film cameras and include features that are not found in film cameras such as the ability to shoot video and record audio. Photographic images have always been prone to fading and loss of image quality due to sun exposure or improper storage of film negatives, slides, and prints. Since digital images are stored as data on a computer, the image never loses visual quality, detail, or fidelity as long as the digital media upon which it is stored remains intact. The only way to ruin a digital image is to delete the image file, to corrupt or re-write some of the image file's data, or to damage or destroy the electronic storage media (hard drive, disk, CD, flash card, etc.) upon which the file resides. It is likely that film will never again be purchased and used on the scale it was for most of the 20th century. However, it probably will not disappear altogether.