It all started with a painter and a copper plate. His name was Louis Daguerre, and he worked as a print maker and painter in early 1800’s France. As an artist, Daguerre’s interest in the versatility of light led him to create the Diorama, a small scene told through various lighting effects - much like the one we know today. While the Diorama allowed him to play with the dynamic nature of light, one important question was still present at the back of his mind: could one ever capture light?
Some estimates for total digital camera sales during 2005 exceeded 80 million units. The growth is expected to be about 8 to 10% for 2006. There is one segment of the market, however, that is growing significantly faster. This segment is the digital single lens reflex, or dSLR for short, market. While estimates vary considerably, most agree that the segment will grow much faster than any other.
So let's get right to it. Here are the basic digital camera tips to follow when operating your camera.