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Has digital made you a better photographer?

Posted by Scott on 29th Dec 2016

Digital certainly has made photography easier but, has it made your photography better. For me, it is a double edge sword. With Photoshop and the ease of manipulating images, you can certainly get shots that would have been impossible with film and I certainly get more good images now. So if I am getting more good images, maybe digital has improved my photography. When it comes to product photography there is no question that digital has improved things, especially from a workflow standpoint. I can shoot an image and instantly drop it into a magazine ad that we are working on. I can look at the details of how the product image works with the rest of the ad and easily make changes to get the perfect shot.

Before digital, I would shoot black and white, medium and large format film. I used a spot meter and the zone system. It was a slow methodical process. I think the slower process and shooting black and white film helped me get a look that I have not been able to completely reproduce in digital. For many photographers simply slowing down and using a tripod and tripod head will improve their photography. Slowing down gives you a chance to reevaluate, recompose and refine your images.

How about you, has digital improved your photography?

Kenmore Camera’s Digital Photo Expo 2015

Get ready, the largest photo show on the west coast is coming up this November. We’ll be there; what about you? Mark your calendars for the: Digital Photo Expo 2015 Saturday, November 7, 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, November 8, 10 am - 5 pm Lynwood Convention Center Lynwood, Washington One of our favorite things about the Digital Photo Expo is [...]

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