Digital VS Film
Before comparing the advantages
and disadvantages of digital and film photography, a basic explanation
of each medium must be explored.
When a digital image is taken,
a series of digits made up of ones and zeros are recorded as
the image. Your computer displays this image as a grid, or rows
of dots (or "pixels"). Each pixel contains a color.
The amount of pixels determines the size of the image, both in
screen size and file size. Sometimes digital images are called "bitmaps", “jpg”, “gif” or “pict” files.
An image taken using film is created
by light passing through the lens and striking the film. The
quality of the image depends on the type of film used, the shutter
speed of the camera, and the amount of light entering the lens
and reaching the film.
When comparing the advantages and
disadvantages of digital vs. film photography, one must keep
in mind the purpose of the photograph. There are certain things
that film photography does well. On the other hand there are
certain things that digital photography does well. Naturally,
the reverse is also true for both mediums.
Several camera companies offer
explanations of digital vs. film photography. One site that I’ve
found to be very helpful is Digital vs. Film. At this
site you will find advantages and disadvantages of traditional
photography, advantages of digital photography, the difference
between digital and film, great answers to questions about digital
quality, and reasons for using digital photography.
vs. Film Photography http://www.dlcphotography.net/Digital%20vs%20Film.htm
Another article to visit is very
user friendly. The writer does an outstanding job explaining
in plain English the differences, pros, and cons of digital and
vs. Film Cameras http://www.k12.hi.us/~rkubota/digiphoto/digivsfilm/intro.html
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