Digital Photography Made Easy
Nowadays, digital photography is so popular not only in the business industry but also for personal use.
Therefore, it is important to know some of the terms related to digital photography.
Let’s begin by focusing on the basic parts and terms you need to know before handling a digital camera.
The common terms used in digital photography are as shown below:
Pixel- means the tiniest part of the digital photo. A photo image is composed of combined
millions of pixel.
Resolution- the overall quantity of pixels in a photo. Increasing the resolution would make the
image become sharper. Thus more pixels are needed to achieve a better photo image quality.
Mega pixel- a photo composed of three to four mega pixels will have a better quality that a
photo with only one mega pixel.
Dots Per Inch (DPI) - this term is used to describe quality of the computer monitor and printer.
Specifically, laser printers have more dpi resolution than monitors. Hence, higher the dpi
resolution means better quality.
JPEG (joint photographic experts group) - it correspond to the format for saving images in the
Memory Card- this is where the digital files are stored. Memory cards consist of different sizes
and capacity. Therefore, a memory card with a higher storage capacity would be preferred.
LCD (liquid crystal display) - almost all digital cameras have this specification. The purpose of
LCD is for the photographer to be able to view the scene first before capturing the photo.
After you understand the terms associated with digital photography, now let’s discuss on the correct
way of handling a digital camera. This is important because the success of a digital photographer
depends on his output. The key to achieve quality photos starts in the way you use and handle the
digital camera. Learning how a digital camera works, understanding the strategies in taking photos, and
how to take indoor and outdoor pictures are all part of the things a beginner should l