Digital Photography“To me, photography is the simultaneousrecognition, in a fraction of a second, of thesignificance of an event as well as of a preciseorganization of forms that give that event itsproper expression.”– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Digital photography is technology that allowsphotographers to capture, edit and developimages without the use of film. Mobile Phone Digital Camera GPS Photo Finders Studio Digital Equipment
History1969 - George Smith and Willard Boyle invented the charge-coupled device (CCD), the image sensor that’sthe heart of all digital cameras, at Bell Labs.1970 - Smith and Boyle built the CCD into the worlds first solid-state video camera. In 1975, they demonstratedthe first CCD camera with image quality sharp enough for broadcast television.1981 - Sony Corporation produced the first prototype digital camera, the Mavica (Magnetic Video Camera)electronic still camera, which recorded images as magnetic impulses on a compact two-inch still-videofloppy disk.1986 - Kodak scientists invented the worlds first megapixel sensor, capable of recording 1.4 million pixels thatcould produce a 5x7-inch digital photo-quality print.1987 - Kodak released seven products for recording, storing, manipulating, transmitting and printing electronicstill video images. 1990 - Kodak developed the Photo CD system and proposed "the first worldwide standard for defining color inthe digital environment of computers and computer peripherals.“1991 - Kodak released the first professional digital camera system (DCS), aimed at photojournalists. It was aNikon F-3 camera equipped by Kodak with a 1.3 megapixel sensor.1994 - First digital cameras for the consumer-level market that worked with a home computer via a serial cable were the Apple QuickTake 100 camera, which appeared in 1994. This camera featured a 640 x 480 pixel CCD which produced eight images stored in internal memory. It also had a built-in flash.
Learning with Digital PhotographyIllustrate steps in a procedure, to aid in writing "how to" paragraphs.Use a photo as a prompt for narrative or descriptive writing .Graphics for written reports and presentations.Send photos via e-mail to electronic friends.Develop student-generated, graphical web research site.Digital Documentaries.Imbedded in various types of presentations.Edited many ways through photo manipulation softwares.Light weight and portable mobile phones.Provides visualization technology in a acquisition learningenvironment.
Digital Photography UsageAccording to research by Digital America, digital photography continues to play a keyrole in the overall consumer electronic market. With current household penetration fordigital photography at 84 %, the digital camera market is largely driven byreplacement models and gifts. However, consumer interest in photo books and merchandise, as well as the strongrelation between digital imaging, education, and social media means there is unlimitedpotential for growth. Digital Photography Market Analysis 100% 80% 60% Mobile Phones 40% Digital Camera 20% Camcorder 0% 2011 2012 2013 2014 Source: CEA Market Research
Instant Feedback ComplexityNo Film Computer StorageNo Prints Computer PowerDigitize Books & Documents Internet ConnectionPortability CostEasy Sharing Battery Life Memory card storage Copyright Infringement Electronic Transmissions Manipulation of Picture
Library Use of Digital PhotographyLibraries collect, care ,and preserve digital photographs for archives of pastand current history
Science Use of Digital PhotographyDigital Photography provides marine mammal scientists with a techniquecalled photo-identification to identify individual animals such as whalesand dolphins in the wild.
Language Art and Digital PhotographyDigital Photography softwares offers students the ability to use theirown digital images (photos, clip art, drawings) to create talkingbooks, puppet shows, and slideshows:
Digital Photography in Special EducationDigital Photography can be a great way for students to express themselvesthrough art and creative expression. For the hearing impaired students, itcan be a great way to communicate.
Digital Photography and Self EsteemDigital Photography is not just about pointing and pressing a button; it is a decision-making process. This technology helps students better understand the media imagesthey are bombarded with every day and helps them look much more carefully at theworld around them.
Web Linkshttp://content.ce.org/PDF/DigitalAmerica2012_abridged.pdfhttp://www.bobbrooke.com/digitalstudio/digitalhistory.htmhttp://www.digicamguides.com/introduction/pros-and-cons.htmlhttp://www.digitalclassroom.comwww.henricartierbresson.orghttp://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/digital-photography-feature-geotagging#zMbsF1JCYJsLLJOr.99 http://www.dpreview.com/news/2008/1/16/photofinderhttp://www.apte.com/products.php?cat=20
ReferencesHowland, J. L., Jonassen, D., & Marra, R. M. (2003). Meaningful Learning withTECHNOLOGY (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Pearson.Laurillard, D. (2012). Teaching as a Design Science. New York, NY: Routledge.