Digital Photography

Digital Photography

For years I was the sole family photographer, dutifully recording our vacations and family get-togethers whenever I remembered to bring my camera along. Now I am joined by my teenage son, who has a digital camera. I, alas, am still analog. I love seeing his digital work, and really enjoy using his camera (when I’m allowed.) What’s the best part of digital photography? No film or developing costs to slow you down. Snap away — it’s practically free.

How Stuff Works: Digital Cameras5 stars

How does a filmless camera actually work? The heart of a digital camera is the image sensor that digitally records light: either a charge coupled device (CCD) or a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS.) How Stuff Works explains the whole process and includes plenty of practical buying tips along the way. Top click is the Feature section which will help you better understand digital camera jargon.

Short Courses5 stars

Short Courses is my digital photography pick of day for its encyclopedic collection of online tutorials. Topics include Batteries (a subject of keen interest to all digital camera owners,) Choosing a Digital Camera, and Editing Digital Photographs. There is also a great links page with pointers to seven fabulous digital photo galleries. In addition to the free online courses, author Dennis Curtin sells a series of books about specific digital cameras (such as "Short Course in Nikon 950 Photography".)

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

1001 Uses of a Digital Camera in Education

New York Institute of Photography

Say Cheese

Digital Photography Review: Glossary


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Feldman, Barbara. "Digital Photography." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 4 Jul. 2001. Web. 7 Jul. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/digitalphoto/ >.


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