Digital photography is photography where the image is exposed, captured and stored electronically rather than on film. It is held as a computer file ready to be shared, manipulated or printed without the need for traditional chemical processes. A digital photo may also be produced by scanning already printed photographic images or film negatives.
While the debate rages on over the pros and cons of traditional film versus digital, the advantages of digital photography include speed, affordability, instant feedback and the ability to easily adapt the image. For example, a photographer may be able to combine multiple exposures to produce a finished piece – as seen in the work of Alex Arnaoudov, who blends straightforward photographic images with shots of textures that he collects and stores on file.