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.
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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