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Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe® Creative Cloud by xtine burrough

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Section 2: Digital Photography

The greek roots of the word photography loosely translate to “drawing with light.” In this sense, digital photography is no different than photography using analog methods, but of course the digital camera lets you save files rather than negatives and create prints without a wet lab. Photography developed as an art form at the intersection of the sciences and technology. The camera obscura (FIGURE S2.1), a forerunner of the camera we know today, was a dark room that projected a scene onto its wall as a result of distributing light through a hole in the building (or later, a box). It was used as a drawing aide by Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci.

FIGURE S2.1 In Santa Monica, California, you can walk ...

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