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Chapter 1. Digital Photography from 50,0... > Key Uses for Digital Photography

Key Uses for Digital Photography

One aspect of digital photography that we can easily examine from 50,000 feet is the broad range of areas in which digital technology has become important. This section looks at a few of the traditional photography realms that have seen the most impact.

Photojournalism

You don’t have to be a professional photojournalist to realize that news and digital photography were made for each other. You don’t need to be a working press photographer to use the fast-working capabilities of digital photography in your own work, either. Figure 1.7 was taken on an “emergency” basis to publicize an art show at my kids’ school. I was able to snap the picture, run home and make a print, and deliver it to the local newspaper an hour after the shooting session. Newspaper photographers work under tighter deadlines every day.


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