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Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, 3rd Edition by Nanette L. Salvaggio

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Chapter 3

Strictly Digital

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Photograph by Josh Shagam, Biomedical Photography Communications student, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

The invention of flexible roll film by George Eastman at the end of the nineteenth century had an enormous impact, not only on photography, but on our culture as well. Prior to that event, creating photographs had been the domain of professional photographers and very dedicated amateurs. That first Kodak “point and shoot” camera put photography into the hands of the masses. A hundred years later, digital imaging software has placed the darkroom on the desktops of the masses. With today's image-editing software, ...

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