Growing more popular by the day, photography is the science of capturing light onto different varieties of mediums. Unlike other forms of expression, it provides a real life image as seen through human eyes. By many, Photography is considered an art and a masterpiece can take a split-second to capture. The camera is the artist's paintbrush and several factors determine the quality of a picture.
Exposure is the amount of light collected by the camera sensor and determines whether the photo is going to be washed out or too dark. Two aspects which contribute to the outcome of exposure are shutter speed and aperture. Shutter speed is the amount of time the sensor is exposed to light and aperture is the size of the lens opening that lets light into the camera. Technology has come so far and most cameras have light meters that measure light in a given shot and set an ideal exposure. There are several different varieties of cameras, but the two main categories are digital point-and-shoot and digital SLR. Digital Camera technology has advanced drastically in the last several years and quality can often be determined by price.
Digital SLR cameras are considered the tool of choice for professional photographers and can cost thousands of dollars. Digital point-and-shoot cameras are intended to be more affordable and practical for everyday shooting. It is a common sight to see Digital point-and-shoot cameras at major sporting events, parties, vacations or reunions. Regardless of the price, the owners of these two different types of cameras often travel with their favorite photo capturing device. There are several different products available to help enable portability and protect these valuable "paintbrushes."