Comparison between images taken using DIFIAL cameras and images taken using smartphone cameras by photography students at Margaret trowel school of industrial and fine arts.
Likicho, Martha Patience
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Smartphones are constantly developing and improving. The constant upgrades to the new models, the little device encases multiple functions in one. People are now able to pay bills on their phones, shop for groceries and clothes, watch the news, and so on. Among the youth, the smartphone is very popular for its camera application. Giving an example of the photography students at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, the students have become very reliant on the cameras of their smartphones to produce images. With the constant improvement and modification of the smartphone cameras, the line between the photographs produced by phone cameras and digital cameras is becoming very thin. This study focuses on that thin line between the two; showing that much as it’s thin, it’s still existent. This study analyses the differences between the images taken using the smartphone cameras and those taken using digital cameras through a qualitative analysis by interviewing a number of photography students at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts and utilizing the attained information in other databases. 15 of the photography students, 5 from each of the different years were engaged in the study. The subjects were asked a series of questions that focused on the comparison between the images taken using digital cameras and images taken using smartphone cameras. The students were requested to share their porfolios, which were a combination of images they had taken using smartphone cameras and images taken using digital cameras. The data collected in the various forms such as interviews, portfolios, and so on, was analysed and interpreted to give birth to results during the study. From the research carried out, the study proves to show that there are minute between images taken by smartphone cameras and digital cameras. Much as there are differences between the images, the differences between the makeup of the images such as the colour balance, focus, pixelation, amongst others is rather negligible. The study concludes that both digital cameras an smartphone cameras can be used interchangeably, where need be.