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Basic Photographic Equipment

Film based cameras and types

Film based cameras contain a photographic film, which is generally a strip of transparent plastic film base in order to capture instant photographs. Most film based cameras such as disposable ones have a fixed-focused lens. They only feature it contains is a built in lens and flash, unlike all the features a digital camera has. An example of types of film based cameras include infrared, colored, plus black and white. Film can be produced by exposing then developing it in dark rooms into physical print photographs. Using film based cameras is highly effective as they include a range of options to experiment with. Furthermore, I believe that this is a cheap alternative to produce many styles of photography in different styles in comparison to digital. However on the other hand developing the final product is more time consuming compared to digital.

Storage devices

A secured digital (SD) card is a small portable memory card which is one of the effective

methods to store digital data from film DSLR cameras. This is a versatile device for storing data from computers, phones, cameras, and eBooks. SD cards contain several features, such as a high data transfer rate, as well as consuming a low amount of battery love from the electronic device, making it highly effective. Furthermore the SD card does not require power in order to store data. SD cards are used by inserting them into an SD card input on a computer from the camera, then upload the files onto the computer to save them digitally.

Artificial lights

Examples of artificial lights include using umbrella lights, strobe lights, and a flash. Many modern cameras and phones contain a bulit-in fash within it, which is normally above or directly next to the camera. The purpose of a flash is to add and enhance the light within photos, which is highly useful when taking pictures in dark places. On the other hand, using a flash can make the photograph overexposed to light and will lose some of its detail.


Digital imaging

Digital imaging expresses the process of producing digital images, such as photographs, printed texts, and artwork. Each photograph consists of a certain amount of pixels which possess its own tonal value, determined by the photographs colour or hue. These are then are what are represented by the binary code. This means that each pixel consists of its own binary digits “bits”, in order for the computer to decide how to display the image. Additionally it is significantly important to understand file formats when storing photographs, for viewing and printing purposes. The file formats involve JPEG, GIF, BNP, and TIFF.

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