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by Jim Gordley

Welcome to Digital Photography an Introduction. My name is Jim Gordley I am a digital photographer and certified graphic artist.  I have been involved in photography for more years than I care to say. I will tell you that my first camera, and it was brand new, was a Brownie Box camera.

Things have improved vastly in the field of photography since those days. I have enjoyed every improvement along the way, including the introduction of digital cameras.

February 17, 1994 Apple introduced the very first digital camera for the mass market. This bulky 1 pound camera that was held like a set of binoculars made its first appearance at the Tokyo MacWorld Expo.
The QuickTake 100 had a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and could hold a staggering 8 images.

Digital photography equipment continues to evolve and, along with computer technology advances,  have made it possible for any of us to enjoy photography just about every where and at anytime.

Photograph by Jim Gordley Copyright 2004

Frequently Answered Questions

What is the best digital camera for me? I get asked that question all the time.  It is not an easily answered question. There are many different types of photography and there are many different digital camera manufactures they all have pros and cons.

The best way I can answer that question is to explain the features to look for before you purchase a digital camera.

Choosing the right camera for you.
What to look for

Get an unbiased opinion

Recommended Accessories

How Does A Digital Camera Work

Working with a Users Manual

An introduction to your digital camera.

Get your camera's and users manuals out.


Photograph by Jim Gordley Copyright 2006 Using the settings covered in this evenings class be as creative as you can be. Capture at least 10 self portraits. You are not allowed to hand hold your camera while capturing these photos. The self timer is to be used and the flash is not allowed. Bring the images with you to our next class. You do not need to print the images you can leave it stored on your camera. Or transfer them to a thumb drive and bring them to the next class.

Photograph copyright 2009 Jim Gordley all rights reserved.

Photograph by Jim Gordley Copyright 2004

Uploading and Storing your photographs

A few students attending the Digital Photography an Introduction class at Polaris Career Center. February 2014. Photography by J. Gordley, Image by J. Gordley.  All rights reserved
Students learning new things about their cameras, pads and smart phones.

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