by adabolins
Last updated 8 years ago

No category
No topic

Toggle fullscreen Print glog

poster yourself

The Digital Camera

Setting the Stage:-Before the camera was invented, the only way to record images was through painting. -When constructing a portrait, the subject had many sittings for longer periods of time. If the clients were unhappy with the painting, the artist might not have gotten his or her pay.-“The photography entry market was expanded to virtually everyone in 1900 with the introduction of the Kodak Brownie camera that cost a dollar. It came with a 54-page photography instruction book, Camera Club membership, and eligibility to compete in photo contests" (Wicks).-The video tape recorder functioned with the use of a CCD sensor; this captured the movement of electrical charge by sensing light color and intensity. These sensors were later used to create the digital camera (“Video Recording”).

Turning Point-“… (the first digital camera created by Steve Sasson was an) 8-pound, toaster-size contraption, which captured a black-and-white image on a digital cassette tape at a resolution of .01 megapixels, ‘was a little bit revolutionary’” (Dobbin). -The Kodak DC 40 was created in the early 1990s for the public with a very small megapixel sensor, under one megapixel. Sometimes pictures would come out a bit blurred, which upset many users.-“As quality went up, prices came down. By 1999, a no-frills digital camera sold for as little as $300, though some models cost $1,000 or more” (“Digital Cameras”).

Creator: Astra Dabolins

Impact-“Now digital cameras of all types are encroaching further on the domain of film in our industry, taking more of the original imaging from chemical-based films and moving it into silicon chips that deliver complete digital files without processing” (Lawler).-“Saving time with digital photography translates into saving money. As the photographer hands the client a computer disk instead of film, at least three steps are eliminated from the process of getting the image from the studio to the printed page. Gone are the processing, selection and scanning steps in production." (Lawler). -“One of the first areas digital photography made its impact in law enforcement was in crime scene investigation applications. The ability to photograph crime scenes and evidence, use image enhancement techniques, share images on a network or by e-mail deliver photographs on CD or in print form, and prepare fingerprints for AFIS has proven to be a huge benefit to many agencies over the past ten years” (Reis).



    There are no comments for this Glog.