Who hasn’t grown up fascinated by cameras and photography? After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
I got my first camera when I was a child. It was a polaroid camera and I could barely afford to take 10 photos with it in a single year (film was quite expensive). In high school my camera took 24 or 36 photos on a standard cartridge film that took 2 weeks to process. In college my camera had a zoom lens and film development had become cheap enough that a 2nd set of prints came for free. It wasn’t until grad school that I was able to purchase my first 1.0MP digital camera and that changed everything.
With digital cameras, photography went from something people did occasionally to something we could do all the time. It became a part of our every day life. Our world is now littered with imaging devices: point and shoot cameras, DSLRs, webcams, upto 40 megapixel mobile phone cameras and now wearable cameras. Last week I counted at least 10 imaging devices in my home. Read more