DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The Early Years
• Were YOU resistant to change?
• Early digital cameras t...
The Recent Years
• Time-line
• Evolutionary changes in the last 4-5 years
• ...
Today
• The digital format has given control back to
photographers
...
Today
• We now have creative control relinquished back
to us
• Some is in-camera
• Some is...
Tomorrow
• Maturity of technology -- Evolutionary
• The “mega...
Tomorrow
• Revolutionary developments
• Full-frame sensors
...
Technology
3D Color Matrix Metering
...
Technology
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Switching to Digital
The Digital Advantage
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedi...
The Digital Advantage
• Flexibility
• Simplicity
...
Flexibility
• Frame-by-frame Creativity
• Lighting conditions...
Simplicity
• Less equipment
• Less fumbling
...
Instant Playback
• Shoot - Analyze - Adjust - Reshoot
• Composi...
Instant Playback
CHIMPING!
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, ...
Immediacy
• Mostly important to pro shooters
• Press photogra...
The Histogram
• Instant feedback on exposure
• The “Blinkies”
...
Running Costs
• Is digital really cost-effective??
• Is add...
Switching to Digital
Film vs Digital
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Im...
Film vs Digital
Film Film Digital
...
Switching to Digital
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagem...
Myth Busting
“Film gives a better-quality image!”
Myth!
Highly con...
Myth Busting
“Digital cameras suffer from shutter lag!”
Myth! [DSLR]
...
Myth Busting
“Digital capture takes the skill out of photography!”
Myth!
...
Myth Busting
“Digital photography is easy. If you get it wrong,
...
Myth Busting
“Digital storage is unreliable.
CDs/DVDs will be obs...
Myth Busting
“Digital capture has challenged the
legitimacy of pho...
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
© Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Myth Busting
“Film is dead!”
Myth!
Landscape photograp...
Myth Busting
“Digital prints never look as good
as the image on the ...
Myth Busting
“Digital cameras are more complex
than film camer...
Myth Busting
“A digital camera becomes obsolete
the moment you purc...
Sandro Cuccia
sandro@ImageMedic.com
w w w. I m a g e M e d i c . c o ...
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DSLR Photography - Week 3

In Week 3 we take a look at the switch from film to digital ...
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Transcripts - DSLR Photography - Week 3

  • 1. DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 2. The Early Years • Were YOU resistant to change? • Early digital cameras took away much of the photographer’s control © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 3. The Recent Years • Time-line • Evolutionary changes in the last 4-5 years • Pixel Count • Bigger, Brighter Viewing Screens • Self-Cleaning Sensors • Image Stabilization • Improved Dynamic Range • Improved Noise Management © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 4. Today • The digital format has given control back to photographers • Photography has always been about two processes: Image Capture and Image Processing • Film: We had very little control over the processing • Ansel Adams pioneered popular photographic processes and used creative darkroom techniques • “The negative is the score, the print is the performance.” © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 5. Today • We now have creative control relinquished back to us • Some is in-camera • Some is in the “Digital Darkroom” © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 6. Tomorrow • Maturity of technology -- Evolutionary • The “megapixel wars” are over • Better camera automation has been achieved © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 7. Tomorrow • Revolutionary developments • Full-frame sensors • Better low-light photography • Higher dynamic range • Better digital circuits • Continuous panorama cameras • 3D • Modular cameras © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 8. Technology 3D Color Matrix Metering Live View Face Recognition Virtual Horizon © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 9. Technology © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 10. Switching to Digital The Digital Advantage © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 11. The Digital Advantage • Flexibility • Simplicity • Instant Playback • Immediacy • Exposure Control & The Histogram • Running Costs © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 12. Flexibility • Frame-by-frame Creativity • Lighting conditions (ISO, WB) • Not restricted by film speed and type • Enabling • Education and experimentation © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 13. Simplicity • Less equipment • Less fumbling • Filters • Just dial in color correction © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 14. Instant Playback • Shoot - Analyze - Adjust - Reshoot • Composition adjustments • Exposure adjustments • Anomalies -- the dreaded closed eyes • and ... © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 15. Instant Playback CHIMPING! © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 16. Immediacy • Mostly important to pro shooters • Press photography • Sports photography • Wedding photography www.eye.fi © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 17. The Histogram • Instant feedback on exposure • The “Blinkies” © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 18. Running Costs • Is digital really cost-effective?? • Is added post-processing costly? • Cost of technical assets? © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 19. Switching to Digital Film vs Digital © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 20. Film vs Digital Film Film Digital Travel √ Experimentation & Education √ Batteries √ √ Dust √ Burst Rate (fps) √ √ Price (& Cost of Entry) √ Camera Life √ √ © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 21. Switching to Digital Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 22. Myth Busting “Film gives a better-quality image!” Myth! Highly controversial! © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 23. Myth Busting “Digital cameras suffer from shutter lag!” Myth! [DSLR] Truth! [Point-and-shoots] © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 24. Myth Busting “Digital capture takes the skill out of photography!” Myth! Instant feedback aids in learning photography Speeds up the process of learning But … doesn’t film let you be more deliberate? © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 25. Myth Busting “Digital photography is easy. If you get it wrong, you can simply fix it in Photoshop!” Myth! You can’t create or “fix” information that’s not there! © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 26. Myth Busting “Digital storage is unreliable. CDs/DVDs will be obsolete in a few years!” Perhaps! Backwards compatibility Bit rot Technology creep The question of “Blue Ray” discs © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 27. Myth Busting “Digital capture has challenged the legitimacy of photographs!” Truth! The legitimacy of any great photograph is questioned Any photo too good to be true: “Meh, it was Photoshopped!” © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 28. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 29. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 30. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 31. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 32. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 33. Myth Busting © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 34. Myth Busting “Film is dead!” Myth! Landscape photography Fine art photography High-resolution product and commercial photography Scientific and technical photography © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 35. Myth Busting “Digital prints never look as good as the image on the screen!” Myth! Color management problems Screen resolution © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 36. Myth Busting “Digital cameras are more complex than film cameras!” Truth! But, don’t let that deter you! Mastering the basics is the same … then learn more! © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 37. Myth Busting “A digital camera becomes obsolete the moment you purchase it!” Myth! The basics of photography never change Camera systems are forward-compatible Quality brands are built with longevity in mind © Sandro V Cuccia - www.Imagemedic.com Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • 38. Sandro Cuccia sandro@ImageMedic.com w w w. I m a g e M e d i c . c o m Sunday, October 3, 2010

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