Digital Photography

Digital photography offers many advantages over traditional film or slide photography. After you’ve taken pictures with a traditional camera you need to send them away or take them to a photo lab to have them developed and printed. If the pictures are poorly composed, or they are over- or under-exposed, there is nothing you can do about it.

With a digital camera you can see how a picture has turned out as soon as you have taken it. If pictures are over- or under-exposed, or suffer from other problems, you may be able to remedy these using photo-editing software.

You can display your photos as a slideshow, using a computer or a hand-held IT device and you can upload them to social networking or photo-sharing sites.

YouTube has some interesting videos on How a Digital Camera Works. Further information can be found at How Stuff Works. Details of various cameras can be found at What Digital Camera.

Once you have completed this part of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits, features, and workings of a digital camera
  • Explain how to edit and manage digital images
  • Identify the features of different types of printers that are available for printing photos

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