The Advantages of Digital Photography

Digital photography offers many advantages over film. For one, you can take as many pictures as you want without the burden of buying and processing film. In addition, most digital cameras offer a built-in LCD screen that allows you to view an image right after you've tripped the shutter.

In This Chapter

How to choose a digital camera

Camera basics—what's important?

Point-and-shoot versus DSLR

These factors alone make digital photography a wonderful tool for better photography. You can fire off a shot, review it on the LCD screen, and decide whether you should try to take the shot again.

Digital images also offer the advantage of perfect reproducibility. You can make as many perfect duplicates of your images as you want without trouble. This makes sharing photos much easier. You can e-mail pictures to friends, or you can upload them to online photo printers and send folks the URL to the online photo album. That way, they can order whatever prints they want.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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