What advantages are there to digital photography over "film" photography?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are so many advantages that digital photography has over the way things used to be.  Here are a few of the most important advantages.

  • With digital photography, you can take all the pictures you want.  You don't have to worry about taking a bad one and then having to pay to get it developed.  You take lots of pictures, keep the good ones and just delete the bad ones.
  • You can manipulate the pictures in so many ways once they've been taken.  If the flash causes red eye, you can fix it.  If you want to crop the picture, you can do that.  You can adjust the contrast and any number of other things.
  • Because there is no need for film the cameras can be much smaller and lighter.  This makes them much more convenient.
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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I took a photography class in high school expecting for it to be a very easy class. However, little did I know, there was a very meticulous process to the whole thing. Of course, we couldn't use digital photography, since we were a beginner's class, therefore, we had to use film and the box cameras. Film photography takes a while to develop because of the fixer, the developer, the stopper, the wash. The entire chemical process can take up to 30 minutes and we weren't sure if what we caught on camera was going to be seen or not. However, with digital photography, you can adjust the aperture and focus on your subject clearly. The photo can be transferred from camera to computer and printed out easily. It can also be edited on programs such as Photoshop or Gimp.

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