By Ron Hinckley
Photography or Point and shoot:
Digital Cameras and SLR (Single Lens Reflex Cameras)
Digital cameras are the new way to take a photograph, but is it the best for the shot?
Letís start with digital; the colors will be darker and the whites will be lighter.
Backgrounds will look closer then they are. If you are going to upload your shots
to a web site or your computer, digital is sometimes the best way to go, and if you
have editing software you can change the look of the shot.
You can change the color, lighten or darken the shots and crop to fit your needs.
Most digital cameras do not have glass lenses, they are often plastic.
Glass lenses are much better. With digital you can see the shot now, well, a small
Image of it.
Cameras using color film, the old way to take a photograph, but is it the best for your shots?
Shooting with a SLR will give you true colors and better density. You will have more control
over the shot and how it looks. But using color film will make it harder to put the shots on your
web site or computer. You will have to scan the color prints first, and change then to JPEG
Images. Using a SLR gives you all the control over the shot and will let you make the shot look
different. As you know Color Film will give you prints. Color film can make larger prints with less
work on your part.
See Action Photography # 6 for depth of field
Depth of Field:
( How much is in focus in front and in back of the subject you are shooting.)
What do you want in a shot?
Taking the time to create the shot is what will make all the difference in your photography.
Also a clean lens and soft touch on the camera button will keep the shot sharp.
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