The Pros and Cons of Digital Photography

The Pros and Cons of Digital Photography


Jan 4, 17 at 08:47pm
Several years ago I ditched the film cameras and went totally digital when the quality of the photos taken digitally was as good as I could get from film.

Its great that you can take lots of photos and just delete the ones you don't want. No money wasted on bad shots.

You can more easily edit photos, creating some really neat effects with little effort, unlike the trial and error days.

Down side is I find I have less hard copies of photos to frame. I just never get around to printing them (my HP photo printer is a pain in the ass to get paper to feed correctly) and I never stop to have them printed when in town.

Any other amateurs have thoughts on the subject?


Jan 6, 17 at 04:35am
totally agree !*YES*


Jan 25, 17 at 07:40pm
I too went digital, but with the ease of taking many shots, quickly, cheaply, I wonder if some (like me) may be loosing the art of posing and critically viewing and setting up a shot in favor of taking a hundred shots and getting 5 really good ones.
On the other hand, with digital, one can easily and quickly review a shot immediately afterwards and make corrections.
Down side for me is I will get lots of very similar, but slightly different shots and I have difficulty deciding which to keep and which to delete, so I end up keeping way more than I should.
Plus I don't enjoy post exposure alteration. Maybe if I were more adept at photshop I wouldn't mind so much.


May 19, 17 at 04:57am
Cindy, there are some pretty good Photo printers on the market that makes it so easy to print photos. Unlike all-in-one printers, they are for photos only. They range from cheap to expensive.

Mine is a Cannon Prograph printer. Dose 3x5, 4x6, 8x10 and assorted multi photo. Around $1200

After switching to digital, the use for my leased film printer became so much cheaper. 75% cheaper. Editor on my CPU instead of brush touch ups became so much faster.

Where was this technology years ago?


Jun 11, 17 at 01:09am
The last time I used a film camera was taking my personal photos of my daughter's wedding several years ago. At the time I did own several point and shot digital cameras but the best of that technology was not up to the standards of the two 35mm SLRs that I owned. While I did enjoy the end results it sure was expensive. In the end I found the free digital disks more useful than just having prints. I do so love a good photo editor. Last year I bought a Nikon DSLR. It has the ease of a point and shot with the creative abilities of a DSLR. A novice can start quickly and grow as he/she learns. Any thing I learned on a SLR can be done on most any DSLR. The photo quality compares favorably to film. In the meantime the quality of photos from smart phones has improved by leaps and bounds. Their compact size and high resolution are great for when a bulky DSLR is not be preferred.

Ansel Adams once said the secret of his extraordinary success was that he took as many photos as possible and hide the failures. Digital photography makes that practical for the average guy.


Aug 10, 17 at 11:54pm
Cindy, I use a few different online photo labs. Great quality and very good prices.

I shoot thousands of photos per week, and these labs have not let me or my clients down yet.


Sep 3, 17 at 08:27am
Every time I try and post any pics with my new camera I get file size to large how do you make the file size smaller, not that I feel that they are very large I post on other sites and never have a problem. I hope this might be one of the things they address with the new changes. Thanks for any help you may give.
Rob & Gail


Oct 12, 17 at 02:47pm
Since once a photo has been taken it can not be improved, take your photos at to best quality possible. Later when you need a smaller photo use a photo editor to adjust the size.