Lots of Fun with Digital Photography!
Digital photography is a fascinating pastime that anybody with some talent can turn into a really good business or a long-term hobby. The fact is that digital photography is a whole lot easier to get into than good old-fashioned film photography ever was. The main reason for this is that the cost of equipment has decreased dramatically over the decades, and the materials required for digital photography are practically nil.
Instead of rolls and rolls of film, and the cost of having them processed and photographs printed, all you need is a camera. If you have the right computer equipment, you can work on the pictures to improve them, and even print them out yourself.
So what is the difference between digital photography and the stuff that our dads and grand daddies used to do? If you're looking at skills in terms of composition or recognising a good news photograph, probably not much has changed at all. Both are suitable for colour and black and white pictures and all the different subjects ranging from weddings and studio shots to sports, landscapes and even underwater photography.
Rather, it relates to technology, and there have been enormous changes here. The basic skills haven't changed much at all.
While you can still buy cameras that have to be loaded with good old fashioned film, the majority of cameras today are digital. This is what gives digital photography the edge. In case you haven't realised, these new age cameras do not use film. Instead they capture images that we can store in the camera, on a memory card that fits into the camera. Then you can either have your photographs printed out at a specialist shop, directly from the memory card, or you can download them to a flash drive or to your computer. Most specialist shops will provide you with a CD or DVD with all the pictures on it. Or you can burn your own.
Anyone who is serious about this subject will want to make the most of it and that does mean having the right computer equipment. You can work on either a PC or an Apple Macintosh, because there is great software for both types that you can use to work on your digital photography.