Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photography Retrospective 1999-2009 — A Decade of Change

There are few mature vertical markets that have undergone such significant change in a single decade as that of photography. This, of course, is a result of the impact of the digital revolution. Despite the fact that the Charged Coupled Device, or CCD was invented in 1969 (for which Canadian inventor Willard Boyle was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics), and is responsible for digital photography’s birth, it wasn’t until this past decade that widespread consumer adoption of the digital platform fuelled so radical a reformation in the industry.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Managing Your Photographs

In the last few issues, we’ve been exploring what’s important to consider when buying a new digital SLR camera, and subsequently reviewed the Nikon D5000 with these elements in mind.
Once you’ve made your purchase however, you’ll most likely soon find yourself with hundreds, if not thousands of photos littering your hard drive. Given they’re so easy to shoot, and cost next to nothing to save, you’ll inevitably soon discover your image collection has become unwieldy if you haven’t taken appropriate steps and applied tools in support of its management.