Do you believe digital photography is easier than film photography? What makes digital easier?
Digital cameras store information that many photographers would write in a notebook or on the back of printed photos. The shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO information is stored automatically. The above photo is mostly about shutter speed. After taking photographs for twenty years, I already know that the shutter speed was at least 1/250, but there are many times when I learn something from the exposure information. I also save time, because I do not need to record the data.
Depth of field and shutter speed are the same with digital photography as film photography. This photo is all depth of field. I focused on the small icicle with an f-stop about 1.2.
With digital cameras, photographers have access to an exposure graph called a histogram. Usually, when I am looking at the back of my camera, I am looking at the histogram. The first photo of this gallery is a good example where the histogram helped.
Currently, I am reviewing a new text book by Henry Horenstein called “Digital Photography A Basic Manual.” I have read many text books about digital photography, and so far, this is my favorite, especially on the topics of exposure.