Believe it or not, in this era of digitalization, unknowingly or knowingly you are already aware of the basic concepts of digital photography.
If this article has found you, you must be having multiple questions about digital photography.
Let us answer them one by one:
As Wikipedia says, “digital photography is a form of photography that uses cameras containing arrays of electronic photodetectors to capture images focused by a lens, as opposed to exposure to photographic film. The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing digital publishing or printing.”
Now you will say, “Well ok! I read it. What does that mean?”
In layman language, any photography that is done by using a DSLR, compact, bridge or a phone camera is categorized under digital photography.
Each of these cameras is built on a similar principle and uses electronic sensors to capture incoming light on a single exposure film(a reusable photosensitive film) and save it in digital formats like Jpeg, Jpg, HEIC, etc.
Hence, digital photography is a type of photography that uses a digital camera to capture a photo.
What is the use of Digital photography?
Well, there is no justification for the fact that everyone likes things that are easy to use. The digital cameras are less complicated as compared to still cameras. Apart from being easy to use, the basic use of digital cameras is the same as ever. “To take photos“.
How to Learn digital photography?
There is a learning curve involved in order to master a digital camera and become a photographer.
If you are new to digital photography, you need to follow the following 5 simple steps to start digital photography
Step 1: Learn the science behind digital cameras
You need to know the science behind the Digital Cameras. Learn how the photos are composed and what are the process involved in creating a single photo.
Step 2: Know your camera
Get a thorough knowledge of your camera features. Always, the first thing you have to do after buying a new digital camera/Camera Phone is to read its user manual.
Step 3: Learn Photography Basics
Learn basic terms of photography like ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure, etc. and Understand their impact on photography.
Step 4: Learn Image Composition
|Image Composition By Rule of Thirds|
Once you know the basics of photography, you have to be familiar with image composition. The least you must know is “The Rule of Thirds“.
Step 5: Learn Image Post Processing
Well, this is not an important step, but it surely gives you an add-on advantage. Also, post-processing is not that tough these days as most of the editing software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Snapseed, etc focus on ease of use.
How to Earn from Digital photography?
There are many ways to earn money through digital photography. Some of them are listed below:
- Sell digital photos through the stock website.
- Sell prints of your photography.
- Take photo tours and teach photography.
- Become a social media guru and teach photography.
- Make a website on photography and earn via collaborations and advertisements.
- Edit and retouch photos for other people.
- Shoot events like Birthdays, Marriages, etc.
- Participate in photo competitions that pay money.
- Collaborate with local businessmen and help them build their product portfolios.
- Affiliate marketing