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Digital Photography: Passion and Hobby Becomes Art

Photography is an interesting hobby. It eases your mind and soul and brings out the creative instinct in you. But this art gets more and more interesting when done with the use of a digital camera. It also introduces one into the world of digital photography. Here age, sex or skill does not matter. There was a time when people hesitated to get into the hobby of digital photography, the basic problem being the investment, but now, the time has changed and people have seriously started Digital Photography as their hobby. Do you like to be one such person?

All that matters is your passion for the art of digital photography.

Process of Digital Photography

The process of Digital Photography is a chain that starts from the shooting of images and ends with the display of the photographs. In the digital world, it is the image that forms the key element. And the picture quality of the image is determined by its resolution. The resolution in turn is the number of horizontal and vertical pixels on an image. Therefore resolution is the key factor that decides how big you can print your image or how much of it can be cropped.

Steps involved in Digital Photography

In order to understand how the digital camera suitably fits into the system of Digital Photography it is necessary to understand the steps involved in making digital photographs.

First Step: Input of Images

The input device in a computer is probably the keyboard. However, in Digital Photography the input devices are those that capture the images.

Digital Still Camera – It shoots images in a digital format.
Digital Video camera – It can capture images like a digital still camera.
Video cameras – It captures images onto a video format.

Second Step: Processing the Digital Photograph

Digital photographs can be stored onto your PC after they are taken. They can be then edited using in whatever way you want using the photo-editing program, Adobe Photoshop. Here the options are endless.
Few ways by which you can process your images

1.Crop parts of the image that you feel unnecessary and highlight the main frame.
2.If you wish to post the photos on the Web then trim down the number of pixels in the image so as to make it smaller.
3.Use filters to give the images the look of an oil painting, watercolor or the look of your desire.
4.You can stitch-up multiple frames in a single frame to create a landscape effect.
5.For a 3D stereo effect or an animated image merge two images and you can display this on the Web.
6.To improve the images make slight alterations in brightness and contrast.
7.Mish mash the images to create a photo medley.

Third Step: The final output, the Photograph

In Digital Photography there are many ways through which you can display and share the photographs you have taken.

Some of the well-known ways are as follows

1.Just e-mail the digital photographs to your friends or to family members.
2.Post the digital photos to the Web Service that will allow printing the digital photographs on T-shirts, mouse pads, posters and even on cakes.
3.Add the digital photographs to a word processing program or to the desktop of your PC so as to publish it as a document.
4.Mail the digital photographs on a Website or onto a Photo network.

John Darby

  1. starlitewishes11
    January 1st, 2012 at 02:36 | #1

    I want to do so many things, but lack the determination, drive, and money to actually pursue them?
    I’m 21 years old, and a student at my local community college. I was homeschooled until about 7th grade. I never did many of the things that people learn to do or do as children, such as play a sport, join girl scouts, or even learn to ride a bike. I feel like I am not really very good at anything, I have a few things that interest me, such as digital photography, working with kids(I want to be a preschool teacher), and art. I have no shortage of things that I know I would like to be good at, but I feel like I lack the motivation to actually do them and stick with them. I am also limited to things in my area because I do not have a car, and can’t afford one. As an example, I would love to become better at archery, but the closest shooting range nearby is about an hour’s drive away. I feel like I am also limited by money. I own a digital slr camera, and love photography. Oftentimes, I will visualize the awesome photograph a scene would make, but I can’t achieve these awesome things because I don’t have a very good lens or a tripod, and I can’t afford to buy new ones, and I usually just end up getting discouraged by the fact that I lack the equipment to produce the results I can envision in my head. I usually just blame it on "well I never learned to do that when everybody else did". My boyfriend always tells me that I can still learn to do all of those things, but it just seems so difficult now. When you’re a kid, you can join all the clubs and groups you want, and learn different skills. You have no outside responsibilities, and you don’t have to pay for anything. But now, I have to work, and go to school and have a lot more "grown up" responsibilities. I can’t just decide I want to do something, oftentimes classes now cost money, and time, and a lot more dedication than I ever find myself putting in.

    I also just have terrible, terrible habit of procrastinating, especially when it comes to college. I am currently working towards my associates degree in Early Childhood Education, and earning a Childcare Certificate. These are both things that I want to do very very much, but I can just never seem to actually put in the work required to do well in my classes. I procrastinate doing my homework until the very last minute, and either I do the work, but I am disappointed in myself because it’s rushed and I know I could have done better, or I don’t do the work, and then I get anxious about showing up to class without the required homework, so I just skip class. This pattern has resulted in me failing several classes, mostly due to excessive absences because of not having my work completed. I don’t know why I am not motivated to do the work for these classes when I know that I need to in order to get my degree and do what I love in the future.

    I don’t feel like I am particularly good at anything, I don’t really have any hobbies or passions that I can do anything with, and even when I am truly interested in something, I can never generate enough motivation and determination to actually DO it.

    I’m sorry for the rant, and I’m not sure if it made much sense, I just needed to say all that, because I’ve been feeling depressed lately and I don’t know what to do about it, and I just wanted some outside opinions. Thanks in advance.
    Also, my community college does not have any clubs, groups, or sports, so unfortunately I don’t have the option of getting involved in different activities at school. My college is just classes.

    @bigsis: I do not plan on homeschooling my children, mainly because I don’t want them to miss out on opportunities like I did, and oftentimes wonder how good a teacher I will be if I’ve never even experienced going to a preschool or elementary school.

  2. bigsis
    January 1st, 2012 at 07:38 | #2

    You sound more than "feeling depressed" – you have the classic signs of BEING depressed. Lack of motivation, failing grades, feeling useless and helpless. Try seeing someone for a prescription anti depressant and you will be surprised how much better you will feel soon.
    Also- life is hard when you don’t have someone to pay your way thru school and support your activities/interests but at least you are TRYING and that means something. At 21 you ARE a grown up and you must take on a grown ups responsibilities. Things will get better and I foresee a future where you are a GREAT teacher who does armature photography that is AWESOME.

    By the way (and I am sure i will get many thumbs down for this one): when and if you decide to have children remember the experiences you are having from being "home schooled". Even though you may be a teacher let your children experience the social life and opportunities that public schools offer. Some schools may not be the greatest ones to attend but kids need to be with peers and have the choice of being involved in sports and other school activities. I am not against home schooling but most kids in that situation do not get the "outside life experiences" that are so vital to living today.
    Good luck
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  3. Annie Smith
    January 1st, 2012 at 07:40 | #3

    I found something that might interest you. It is digital art combined with photographs and patterns. It is by a company called Segmation. I am told that it is definately interesting and is for all ages. Check it out and I hope I have helped you out. Also, since you currently have a lack of money, this is not expensive.
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