Okay, so everyone knows what photography is, what is digital photography?
For those who are old enough to remember vinyl records, 8-tracks, and parachute pants, taking pictures always meant going down to the store, buying a camera or just the roll of film to go into the camera, taking three or four months to shoot all of the pictures on the roll of film (who processes a partial roll of film?), losing the camera, remembering it’s hidden in a drawer or closet when you find it six months later, finally taking it to your local Photomat or drugstore for processing and then spend the two or three days it took to get the prints back wondering “what in the heck was on that roll of film, anyway?” If the roll of film was lucky enough to make it to the drugstore or Photomat, when you finally get your anxiously awaited film prints back in your grubby little fingers, in a typical roll of film, you had 10-15 pictures you meant to take, 3 or 4 pictures you have no earthly idea what you were trying to take a picture of, and then 6 or 7 pictures you shot just to burn off the roll., (because who processes a partial roll of film?). You might have had a little piece of picture or memory magic in your hands.
Gosh, that’s almost as bad as having to go outside to use the facilities in the dark!
Welcome to the new world, my friend.
Today for just an embarassingly low price you can now purchase a camera that doesn’t require you to buy film, can be manipulated to take pictures on par with most of the cameras on the professional level, and doesn’t weigh a ton of bricks and can easily fit in your pocket because it’s almost as small as a credit card.
You don’t have to buy film, lose it, waste it, pay for processing, then wait anxiously for your precious memories to return…, you get to see the pictures on a TV screen on the back of your camera.
Welcome, my friend, (chorus of angels singing in the background), to the wonderful world of digital photography.