Photography – The Digital Age (part 1)
The traditional world of photography and cameras has recently been turned on its head by the introduction of modern technology, which has spawned a whole new type of photography – namely digital photography.
Whilst traditional film-based photography made it difficult for photographers such as photo-journalists to get their photos processed quickly enough for the current news due to a complex processing procedure, digital photography has the advantage of being fast and inexpensive as well as introducing video and audio into the world of stillness.
Some people predict that the end is nigh for traditional film-based photography – a belief strengthened by the fact that Kodak – a major player in the photographic industry since its inception early last century – has now stopped producing 35mm cameras. Others, however, believe that traditional photography methods will live on despite the rise of digital photography.