any shortcomings in their
photography can be easily remedied by software manipulation.
7. Advantages of
1. Immediate results:
digital cameras store the images on memory cards. The images can
be viewed and deleted as soon as the picture is taken.
This is unquestionably the
greatest advantage over film. Seeing the results
right away is the greatest boon to photography since
interchangeable lenses. With respect to underwater
photography, this advantage can save thousands of dollars.
When I was still shooting film,
consider what it took to get an underwater image in a tropical
location. Since remote locations can't process film immediately, I
had to wait until I returned to view the results.
On one occasion my strobe was
misfiring. I didn't realize it until the third day of a
seven-day trip. Three days of shooting wasted, not to
mention the cost of those three days. When I discovered the problem, I
managed to correct the problem --with a digital camera I would
have "seen" the problem after the first dive and saved myself a
great deal of frustration and wasted time.
In addition, all photographers face the following problems
when shooting with film: