Development of Photography and the Truth Behind Digital Photography

Photography is the art of drawing with the medium of light. In today’s photography scene, a lot of advances have made photography a hobby and a profession for many. If we take a look back at the beginnings of photography, one will be amazed by how many progressions it did. Before the flashy 10 frames per second feature of digital SLRs today, there came a time that bringing a camera for a photo shoot is already an effort because of its size. But during that time, it has been shown that even with a bulky camera, it could suffice the requirement of producing art. Hansel Adams proved his point by creating the images of the wild west. With the right adjustment of shutter speed to a very minute f stop 32, he produced magnificent photographs of varying subjects.Then, camera manufacturers turned to their engineering department to make the cameras a little bit more handy than the usual. Then, though still loaded with film, specifically the medium format film more known as the 120 films; TLRs made its way to the market in order to provide people with photographs with a handy frame. But the dilemma with 120 films is that they create good portraits and photographs for that matter but if we come to think of it, 120 formats only come with 12 or 16 shots, something that displeases camera enthusiasts. Then came the 35mm format film cameras in order to solve the problem of lacking in shots. A roll of 135 film can be bought with a 12, 24 or 36 shot option. First came the rangefinders. Rangefinders unlike the SLR, functions without a mirror that simultaneously lifts to let light register to the film. A rangefinder directly focuses on an object via a double image provided in the eyepiece. Then came the SLR. SLR camera is more user friendly compared to its predecessor, the rangefinder. An SLR makes it possible for someone to create images in the easiest way there is.Today, everything has turned digital. Who would have thought that making photographs nowadays is actually as good as painting. Today, with the entry of digital SLRs, they make it a point that the post processing phase do the job in ironing out the lack in skill of a photographer. It is a fact that film based photography could make way better photographs made by digital photographers. A film could be bloated to whichever size a photographer wants it to be. Unlike digital format where boundaries of pixels prevent its expansion; film doesn’t experience this kind of problem. With the entry of digital photography, it makes photography not an art anymore but a gauge to how good a software could be in blurring lack of skill and talent.

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