It’s what Joe McNally, the photographic genius behind many of the famous images of LIFE and National Geographic, calls ‘The Democracy of Digital’.
The digital cameras of today make photography a much less time-consuming and a much immediate-results type of pursuit than it ever could have been in the days of film. In the days of film, you had to send your photos off to be processed and the result was that it often took days, if not longer, to see your pictures. Worse yet, each picture, even the bad, cost you money. So, the idea of taking lots and lots of pictures just wasn’t practical back then.
But all that has changed with digital photography. You can see your pictures immediately and there’s no reason not to take tons of photographs because you can always just delete the ones that don’t work out.
It’s a win-win!
That is, until you realize that you are inundated with photos. If you are anything like me, you have thousands of photos tucked away on your computer’s hard drive, but there are so many of them that you sometimes don’t even get a chance to look at them and admire them. That seems to be especially true now that most of us have the ability to take photos with our phones. Since our camera is now with us all the time, there’s that much more opportunity to shoot images. So many more photos…
So, the question becomes what to do with all of those photos…
Well, here’s are some ideas from the Cool Mom Tech:
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f you are just getting started in photography, exposure is one of the first things you need learn.
But even beyond that, getting a good handle on exposure and how the different components of exposure work together is essential if you want to take control of your photography and the images that you are creating.