A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...And More
March 18, 2022
There’s a Keystone in every great invention.
Digital Photography and Electronics
When you think about it, March is a colossal month in the world of sports. The memories are still fresh from last month’s Super Bowl, baseball’s in full swing with spring training, and people nationwide are succumbing to basketball’s March Madness. And while all eyes a glued to that last-second shot or walk-off homerun, so too are the camera lenses capturing every single moment. Yes, sports provide us with excitement and lasting memories, but it’s digital photography that allows us to relive the excitement over and over again.
There isn’t an event in the world today that occurs without the presence of some type of photography. Not only does it impact what we see, but today’s digital photography adds flexibility to when and how we view images.
History of Digital Photography
Photography itself dates back to the late 1700s, with several chemists discovering that the combination of chalk, nitric acid, silver and ammonia allowed for projected images to be captured. It was until 1826 that Joseph Nicéphore Niépce produced the world’s first permanent image on a flat pewter plate. As fascinating of a discovery as it was, copying the image still very much impossible.
Henry Fox Talbot introduced the earliest form of photo copying in 1841, using silver iodide-coated paper and sunlight exposure. The calotype, as Talbot coined it, produced a negative image that could produce copies through contact printing, though final “positive” prints were often left wet.
The 20th century saw the development of 35-milimeter film and film-based technology that reigned supreme until the manufacturing of megapixel charge-coupled devices came into frame.
Digital Photography Today
Along with the aforementioned sporting events, cameras are present everywhere we go, ready to capture a moment as its happening. Today’s digital cameras follow a similar structure to their predecessors: capturing light entering the camera’s lens aperture to create an image. However, the electronic components included today give the user freedom to control how their image is captured.
Charge-coupled devices are metal oxide semiconductors that transport electrically-charged signals, and are used to capture an image. Digital sensors capture the entering light and reproduce colors to create viewable images. LCD displays offer an easier user-interface while also interacting with the camera’s internal network. Users can update settings, light exposure, zoom levels and shutter speed while also having the ability to share photos via Bluetooth or WiFi. Batteries, as they often do, provide digital photography with extended operating time, and the freedom to capture countless images anywhere, any place and at any time.
Keystone Electronics’ products such as Battery Clips, Contacts & Holders, Panel & Computer Hardware, Plugs, Pins, Jacks & Sockets and Terminals & Test Points are just some of our devices that can be found in today’s digital photographic hardware.