Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Digital photography has changed the way photo-journalists and newspapers cover the news. In the twenty-first century, digital cameras are the dominant means of generating images in the production of printed news content. The introduction of digital cameras, computers, image editing software and even photo-taking telephones in the news-gathering process has affected visual reportage appreciably. In photojournalism, the digital camera's capacity for reviewing, editing, deleting, and transmitting images on-the-scene changes the landscape of photographic routines guiding visual practice. Since the 1980s, digital technologies have intensified and altered photography in several ways. The modern digital camera has been shown to increase photographic productivity, encourage experimentation and creativity, and redefine the boundaries of autonomy in the relationship between subject and photographer. Digital single-lens reflex cameras and digital camera phones have greatly improved the flexibility of both professional and amateur photography. Digital photography differs from conventional film photography in that light is converted into ...