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How Digital Photography Works, Second Edition by Ron White

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Chapter 9. How Software Changes Pixels by the Numbers

How Software Changes Pixels by the Numbers

The pictures are there, and you just take them.

Robert Capa

...I had only one plate holder with one unexposed plate. Could I catch what I saw and felt? I released the shutter. If I had captured what I wanted, the photograph would go far beyond any of my previous prints. It would be a picture based on related shapes and deepest human feeling—a step in my own evolution, a spontaneous discovery.

Alfred Stieglitz

The quotes at the top of this page represent not only the different attitudes of two accomplished photographers, it also is emblematic of the change that photography is going through because ...

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