Digital Photography As Art

Artistic expression through photography can be a rewarding hobby and can sometimes lead to a secondary career. Digital photography as a form of art has been gaining in popularity in recent years. As digital technology improves and camera prices continue to fall anyone can participate in this art medium.

To produce digital photography art you need to have: some basic equipment, a little training, and a willingness to experiment. You see, digital photography art is part skill and part expression. Once you have the equipment a little training can help open your eyes to the possibilities available through this means of expression.

For the beginning digital photography artist any decent quality digital camera will do. As you expand your horizons you’ll want to add other equipment (tripod, lenses, external flashes, filters, etc.). Dedicate some time learning advanced techniques and understanding the equipment available before you make any big purchases. Once you have a solid understanding of how equipment will be used, you’ll be able to make a better informed purchase decision when the time comes.

As you get started in the hobby of digital photography art, I highly recommend looking into classes. Photo classes are typically a lot of fun and teach you things from basic rules of composition to advanced photography techniques to specifics about your equipment. There are even free digital photo classes [] offered online.

As you get more into the hobby, you’ll begin to expand your horizons. Good digital photography art often breaks the rules of traditional photography, but every good digital photography artist has a solid foundation in traditional photographic technique.

As you grow your skills, you’ll find photo opportunities present themselves in the most unlikely of places. Don’t rule anything out. Some of the most highly regarded artistic photos arise from obscure subjects. This is where the willingness to experiment comes into play. Shooting in digital is free. Shoot often and you’ll soon develop an eye for artistic photography. Keep at it long enough and you’ll begin to see the world as “frames”. You won’t be able to go for a walk without spotting something you want to shoot to capture a certain feeling. This is the point at which, many say, you’ve become a digital photography artist.

Instant Camera: Polaroid “Big Shot”

When we opened the A Nerd’s World flagship shop, we displayed our love for photography with our vintage camera wall and bits of inspiration from Andy Warhol throughout our space. Upon opening our first location, we decided to dedicate a wall of Polaroids using our Big Shot instant camera – to photograph family, friends, and clients who have supported us in the beginning. The wall goes from the floor to ceiling and we have many memories of each individual that walked through our door.

In this video, I talk about the Polaroid “Big Shot”, Andy Warhol, and A Nerd’s World flagship. I share a bit of our story and some details about the “Big Shot”, and how it become popular from Andy Warhol.

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Camera seen in video: Polaroid “Big Shot”

Film seen in video: FP-3000B (B&W) & FP-100C (Colour)

FP-3000B (B&W):

FP-100C (Colour):

A Nerd’s World Flagship: 986 Bathurst St. (Toronto, Ontario)

Photo sources for Warhol Images include: