Photographic images are everywhere. We use photos to capture the smile of a friend, to convey our emotions, to tell a story through art, to sell things and inform the world. The Range of digital still and video cameras currently available allow anyone to take and share digital images. Within moments, images can be sent all over the world. Photography is as important today as it has ever been, and with a multitude of more pressing ethical questions and considerations.
Being aware of the gear available, and the artistic and technical choices allows you to plan, create, capture and display your images for the world to see. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other websites allow instant messaging and file sharing. New methods are constantly being introduced and with advanced image processing software, such as Photoshop, we have greater control of our work than ever before. This helps ensure the finished image looks like what you saw in your mind.