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4 Ways Technology Has Changed Photography

American Photographer, Gordon Parks

We went from darkrooms, the scent of freshly printed pictures, and the feel of holding a picture in our hands to watching them on the screen of our phones, cameras, and laptops. Technology has changed photography in many ways than one, and the loss of feeling of our works between our fingertips might be the least of them them. For one, it’s easier to take pictures with higher resolution now than before the advent of digital technology.

Photography in the 1700s was very different from how it is now, and there is a high chance that you won’t recognize the form of photography that used to exist as a form of photography. Here is a list of ways technology has changed photography:

Increase in the resolution of these cameras

Asides from the fact that digital cameras are easy to carry around because they’re lighter in weight, they also produce higher resolution pictures. They allow for the production of images with more color under any condition, unlike the cameras used between the 16th and 20th centuries, which only allowed for pictures to be taken and produced under specific conditions.

For instance, pictures of moving objects appear to be very blurry upon production and damaged if exposed to excess sunlight. Now, not only are these pictures available and can be taken under any kind of condition, but their resolution is higher, making it easier to transfer them onto a larger surface without damage.

Digital cameras are now mobile.

A digital camera is often lighter in weight and can be transported across long distances in cases of need, unlike the film camera. A bag might be all you need when working with a digital camera; even at that, it’s not very heavy. The film bundle and the camera's heaviness make it almost impossible to transport.

They take up a lot of space and can be damaged easily while lugging them across long distances.

Photographers can view images captured on a Digital camera at once