Photography is one of the areas that have greatly benefited from technology in the recent past. Days have past have passed when many people embraced old school photography and digital photography has rapidly gained popularity. However, some people are still practicing analogy photography and are reluctant to use modern technology. Whether you do photography as a business or for enjoyment, there are different pieces of technology that you can use to make your photography better.
1. Use digital cameras
Digital cameras come use digital technology that enable them to capture and record images. Unlike old- style film cameras, digital cameras give a completely new meaning to the idea of painting by numbers. This means that digital cameras are able store photographs as long strings of numbers. It is also easy to edit photographs taken using digital cameras and even share them using email, website and cell phones. It is also worth noting that digital cameras are able to produce instant photographs thereby reducing the waiting time. Digital cameras are user friendly than film cameras and reduces material wastage in photography. You can take as many photos as you want, pick the best one and delete others without worrying about the wasting the film.
2. Use Photography apps
With new technology, it is now possible to edit and crop photos to make them better. Raw photography is losing popularity gradually and many people are using apps installed in their smart phones, cameras, and computers to make photos finer and appealing. For instance, with appropriate apps a photographer can improve low quality photos to high quality photos. Some of the common apps used in modern photography include Snapseed, VSCO, Over, TouchRetouch, Repix, Adobe Photoshop express and image Blender among others. Most apps are compatible with smart phones and computers depending with the device’s operating system. We’ve seen a lot of photo booth apps pop up recently, so it’s very interesting to note.
3. Use digital darkrooms
Unlike in old school photography where dark rooms were a necessity, modern cameras have inbuilt setting to enhance photos. The technology has made photography possible without using chemical- laden rooms to produce good photos. With digital software tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom, modern photography is not only easier but also enjoyable. It is also worth noting that digital darkrooms produce quick and high quality photos that those produced in old school dark rooms.
4. Use digital marketing
Digital marketing enables professional photographers to market their skills with ease, something that was impossible in old school photography. For instance, some wedding photographers make near or above 6-digit figure revenue, courtesy of digital marketing. Unlike in the old school photography where photographers went through hell to reach potential customers, modern photographers can market their skills through the internet using websites and social media platforms without much struggle. Digital marketing also enable photographers to display their products and exchange views with potential customers online.
Generally, the above pieces of technology have enabled photographers to take their artistry to higher heights. However, this does not mean that these are the only technologies in modern photography. There are many more, only that those named above have really changed the world of photography for good.