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Don’t Be A Digital Dummy

Digital technology has taken over the photography world. The benefits are enormous, and advances in cameras and software have quickly overcome the weaknesses of early digital photography. But are modern photographers living up to the potential of their new digital cameras?As the owner of a gallery, I have many conversations with digital photographers, and I am beginning to see problems, not with digital photography, but with the mindset it seems to have created. And I fear that photography as an art form may be the poorer for it.One of the benefits that make digital cameras so attractive is the ability to see your results immediately, and delete a photo if you are not happy with it, at zero cost. Gone are the days of waiting until you finish a roll of film, then facing the expense of developing and printing before you get to see your results. With digital photography, you can take a shot without fear: if it doesn’t work, just delete it and try again.Therein lies my biggest worry about digital photography. The ease with which a photographer can erase a mistake has taken away the need to think about what they are doing. Let’s face it, if you take enough shots of the same subject, eventually you will get it right accidentally.When film was king, the delay in seeing your results, and the expense connected to each exposure, made it important to get it right, or at least try to do so. When a photographer had to wait until days later to view their results, the opportunity to try again had usually passed. Consequently, it was essential to really learn how to use your camera, and to put creative thought into every exposure.Of course there was no such thing as a 100% success rate, and plenty of film was wasted, but with concentration and self-discipline, a good film photographer had a right to expect more hits than misses from each roll of film.These days it is common for someone to want to show me their great new photo, but have to search through the other 50 failed attempts on the memory card to find it. In these cases, the question needs to be asked: was the digital photographer’s eventual success due to good photography or good luck? Moreover, had they learned anything in the process? Presented with the same situation again, would they need to take another 50 photos to get it right the next time?All too often, if you care about good results, that approach is simply not good enough. In my field of nature photography, many opportunities last no more than a few seconds. Birds fly away, clouds cover the sun, the colors of a sunset change. Fleeting moments are not rare in photography, in fact for some artists they are what photography is all about.So how does the random snapper cope in these situations? I suspect in many cases the tendency is to blame the bird for flying away, or blame the digital camera for not doing its job properly. The notion that the photo should be easy for someone who knows what they are doing would not compute. Why? Because the sheer convenience of digital photography, with its automatic features and ease of deletion, does not encourage us to actually learn how to use the camera.Imaging software is part and parcel of the photography industry; I accept that. In fact, to get a truly high-quality print, even the best digital photographer has to do a little ‘work’ on an image from time to time. But computer wizardry should never replace skill with a camera. Sadly, these days many people are relying on software to fix their mistakes, instead of learning to take better photos.I look at it this way: time spent fixing up a mistake using software ‘ minutes or hours. Time spent getting it right in the first place ‘ about 1/500 second.If you have a good digital camera, I urge you switch it to manual and learn how to use it. Not much has changed since the old days. The main things you need to learn are still aperture, shutter speed, light and composition. Practice has never been cheaper, and learning from your mistakes has never been easier. All it takes is patience and self-discipline.Go on ‘ make your camera proud!

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Wii Hardware Bundle Review: What Features Are Important to Consider?

By taking a look at any one of the Wii hardware bundle review forums, you will see that Nintendo offers very attractive packages to the gaming consumer. Along with a stand-alone console, Nintendo offers packages that consist of multiple games and accessories for you to enjoy in your own home.If you are considering a Nintendo Wii, remember that Nintendo did not design this console to cater for the serious gamer. Limited graphic capabilities and somewhat slower response times means that games such as Halo are much more enjoyable on some of the other more advanced – and more expensive – gaming systems on the market.No one has any doubt that the Wii is wildly popular. In fact, over 20 million units have been sold un the United States alone. There are in fact many reasons why people choose to purchase a Nintendo Wii over some of the more advanced gaming consoles.You can purchase Nintendo Wii hardware online and the options are literally limitless. These include Wii remotes, nunchuks, swords and all sorts of other interesting accessories to further enhance your gaming experience. Another reason behind the popularity of the Nintendo Wii and the bundles the corporation now presents consumers is not only the low power consumption and attractive price tag of the console, but also user-friendly features that each member of the family can enjoy.The Nintendo Wii and the bundles are in no way designed for people with small bedrooms, yet are completely suitable and enjoyable for people with large living rooms who are looking to play multiplayer games with friends and family.The Wii also allows you to connect to the Internet and directly download retro games as seen on the earliest of Nintendo’s gaming consoles. There are also micro SD slots and internal flash memory coupled with two USB ports – meaning that the console’s memory can be expanded to suit your requirements.There are both advantages and disadvantages with the Nintendo Wii and this is purely down to personal preference. However, remember that if you purchase one of the more advanced consoles on the market, your friends and family members may not be able to play games with you.A Wii hardware bundle review can give you some specifics about the product, but personal preference and requirements will be the key factor when making a decision over your proposed gaming platform.If you would like details, pictures and the best online prices, please see the Wii Hardware Bundle Review.

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