Film photography is a series of photographic images, each composed of a series of digital photos. Each photograph is made up of multiple digital pictures, arranged in the digital order. The film has an image that can be recorded in digital format. It is a thin sheet or strip of clear, transparent, colored film, often emulsion based, with an inorganic gel coating one side with a microscopic silver halide crystal. The crystal determines the resolution, contrast, and color of the photograph.
Formation Of Image On The Opposite Side
The crystal is formed when a current is passed through a filter, which changes the light’s intensity passing through the camera’s sensor. As the crystal absorbs the light, it forms an image on the opposite side. The crystal acts like a prism that allows light rays to pass through, but only a portion of the light rays make it through.
Interpreting The Crystal’s Signals
When light rays are transmitted through the crystal on the opposite side, the images are created on the crystal’s other side. To create these images, a computer program that interprets the crystal’s signal needs to determine what colors are most important to the photograph.
This information is transferred to the camera’s picture processing unit, which automatically alters the photographs according to what it determines, is important for the picture. As the light passes through the crystal, the computer converts the images to digital form.
Digital cameras were first introduced to the public during World War II. With the introduction of a new type of crystal called the B&W (Black and White) crystal, film photography was made more affordable. Because this method did not require chemicals, the cost was much less than the other methods of photography.
Taking Photographs From Different Locations
Digital photography also gave photographers the ability to take pictures from different locations at once. Because of this, photographs can be taken at the same time from the same location. For example, if a person is walking down the street and sees a child playing soccer and runs over to take a picture, the photograph will appear the next time the child is in the frame.
Digital photography is also very fast, as the images are sent directly from the camera to the computer in seconds. When digital pictures are sent to a digital camera, they become digital data.
Advancement In Digital Photography
Film photography, however, is becoming increasingly less popular due to the advancements in digital photography. It is also becoming harder to produce high-quality images on film, especially when using large formats.
One major disadvantage of film photography is the fact that the colors cannot be manipulated as easily. This means that pictures taken with film cameras must have the same tones as those taken with the camera. The colors may also appear more washed out when using film instead of digital cameras. Because of this, some people do not wish to shoot pictures using film.
Another disadvantage of film photography is that the pictures taken will require more film than digital ones. This is why many professional photographers use a large format camera, which requires fewer pictures than a digital camera.
There are other disadvantages to both digital and film photography. Some negatives, for example, need to be replaced after they have been used for years. These negatives will need to be re-used and are difficult to handle an preserve.
Another disadvantage of digital photography is that it takes time to develop photographs, which means they need to be exposed for longer than in the film. This is difficult for amateur photographers because they cannot manipulate the light.
These disadvantages make using a digital camera the best option for many photographers. It provides a good quality picture without the difficulty of film photography. Some people prefer digital photography because they do not have to worry about developing or storing their photographs. These days, many digital cameras have all the functions of a traditional film camera.