July 25, 2006
Dear CNET members,
The latest Point and Shout discussion asks our members if going digital has made you a better photographer. For me, the answer is no; I'm no better shot with a digital camera than I was with a film camera. However, what has changed for the better is that now I can take as many photos of the subject as I want without having to waste film and nervously wait to get my pictures back, only to realize I really screwed up! With digital, if those photo moments are one-time deals and I do screw up, there is always hope I can salvage them by using photo-editing software. So in my opinion, digital really hasn't improved my photography skills. But rather, it has given me the opportunity for more trial and error until I get it right, without the cost factor. So what do you think: has digital technology made you a better photographer? What has digital photography done for you compared to traditional film? Has it affected the things you choose to photograph and the quality of your photos? Share your thoughts and experiences with us right here in our latest Point and Shout discussion. I've even seen a member post that he got his mojo back because of digital photography!
This week's hot topic:
Does digital make you a better photographer?
With the explosion in recent years of digital cameras, most people have now had a chance to snap a few digital shots and compare the experience with that of using film. Has digital given you a photography edge that you didn't have with film? Check out this Point and Shoot discussion, where many members have already told us how they feel.
No more prayers hoping for a good picture
For CNET member airshowfan, digital photography has released the photographer within him, as he has learned so much more because of real-time feedback rather than the wait-and-see procedures with film.
Read airshowfan's full post in Point and Shout
No, it allows me to get sloppy
While CNET member jackjack agrees that digital is far easier to use than film for many reasons, he feels that because of it, it makes him lazy. Now he's not as careful about framing his shot, knowing that he can correct it using a photo editor.
Read jackjack's full post in Point and Shout
It's a mixed bag
CNET member dardreeves shares with us his pros and cons of digital photography tools, but ultimately believes that the principles of good photography are limited only by the creativity of the person using them.
Read dardreeves's full post in Point and Shout
There's a lot of discussion about the way digital photography has changed how we shoot photos and what we do with them. But has it affected the things you choose to photograph and the quality of your photos? Tell us in the latest Point and Shout discussion.
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