Digital Photography VS Print Photography
In a world where Instagram is the new camera lens for online photography, most people forget about the value of print photography. While digital photo sessions don’t necessarily mean taking a selfie for your Facebook, it’s definitely associated with the term!
The term digital photography has become vague. When people think of digital photography, they often think of photo manipulations created in Adobe Photoshop. Other than this, food photography for Instagram comes to mind.
But digital photography is a class of its own. Competing with print photography, there are several benefits to both types of photography. But in order to understand both print and digital, it’s best to understand what they are first.
Here’s what you should know:
Both digital and analog require working with the right resolution. Photographers want to know if their efforts will pay off and they can manage to create a sharp, high-resolution image. Digital photography involves image sensors that require counting the number of pixels present within an area.
Print does not have pixels, and therefore, its resolve is calculated via angular resolution. But both forms can be correlated to one another and compared for equal quality.
But different sensors produce different solutions, and different types of film also produce variety of resolutions. Many professionals don’t opt to work with large and medium formats.
This is because while large and medium formats have the ability to capture stunning images in 400 MP photography, when they are digitally scanned, their quality is reduced to 40 to 50 MP.
Film Grain/Digital Noise
Have you noticed in old photographs there’s some ‘noise’ or specks of dust-like particles? This is known as film grain. With analog film, film grain occurs because of small particles that are the result of insufficient lighting.
But with digital photography, this is the result of unwanted signals created through digital circuitry. This is because of the amount of heat or the senor’s inability to handle signals in airwaves.
Shooting in low light conditions is a piece of cake with digital sensors. Film can be found in speeds from 100 to 3200. Digital sensors are designed to easily match the speed range of analog sensors, producing equal amount of quality.
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