Digital Photography Myths People Have To Stop Believing

We all know photography is a great hobby. More and more people are getting into it. We also know many of its principles, and the mistakes we need to avoid. But did you know that it also has a lot of myths and misconceptions that need to be debunked. Let’s take a closer look at the two of the more prevailing myths on digital photography.

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ISO and sensitivity

Many new photographers believe that ISO changes sensitivity. In fact, digital sensors only have one sensitivity. What happens when you change the ISO is that you allow the camera to amplify a weak signal, or gain, and the accompanying noise. Think of it as increasing the volume of a recording with a lot of ambient noise. You can hear it better but, there’s still a lot of noise.

File size and quality

Another popular myth equates the size of the file and image quality. But this is not the case. Essentially, bit-depth is only related to the resolution of the converter (analog to digital) in a camera. File size or bit-depth means more info from a pixel. While it can potentially give an image more color and life, overall quality still depends on many factors.

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Hello there. I’m Judd Bergman, a retired travel photographer currently residing in the Big Apple. I love the Yankees as much as I love photography. Follow this Facebook page for more photography and Yankee-related stuff.


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