Instant review of pictures, with no wait for the film
to be developed: if there's a problem with a picture, the
photographer can immediately correct the problem and take
Minimal ongoing costs for those wishing to capture
hundreds of photographs for digital uses, such as computer
storage and e-mailing, but not printing
one already owns a newer computer, permanent storage on
digital media is considerably cheaper than film
Photos may be copied from one digital medium to another
without any degradation
Pictures do not need to be scanned before viewing them
on a computer
Ability to print photos using a computer and
embed metadata within the image file,
such as the time and date of the photograph, model of the
camera, shutter speed, flash use, and other similar items, to
aid in the reviewing and sorting of photographs. Film cameras
have limited ability to handle metadata, though many film
cameras can "imprint" a date over a picture by exposing the
film to an internal LED array (or other device) which
displays the date.
Ability to capture and store hundreds of photographs on
the same media device within the digital camera; by contrast,
a film camera would require regular changing of film
(typically after every 24 or 36 shots)
digital cameras now include an AV-out connector (and cable) to
allow the reviewing of photographs to an audience using a
Anti-shake functionality (increasingly common in
inexpensive cameras) allow taking sharper hand-held pictures
where previously a tripod was required
Ability to change ISO speed settings more conveniently
in the middle of shooting, for example when the weather
changes from bright sunlight to cloudy. In film photography,
film must be unloaded and new film with desired ISO speed
Smaller sensor format, compared to 35mm film frame,
allows for smaller lenses, wider zoom ranges, and greater
depth of field.
Ability to use the same device to capture video as well
as still images.
Ability to convert the same photo from
color to sepia to black & white "
What is Digital Art?
"Digital art is like any other art. It just is created
using different tools than the more traditional arts. Art is
not about the tools used to create it. It is about the vision,
message, or emotion of the artist. Photography is a medium through which artist's may
create art. Likewise, a computer is just a medium or tool
through which an artist can express his/her vision of line,
form, color, composition and rhythm.