One of these is a photographic tool used to create images with light, to make framed and matted photographic art to hang on walls and savor memories.
The other is a computer with a lens that makes files.
One gives you endless possibilities for creating photographic prints.
The other has a desktop computer job waiting for you.
One provides a negative to allow hand-printing your photograph on a gelatin silver medium.
The other allows printing via pushing a computer printer button.
One is used to document your world, make photographs–keep some and gift some to friends.
The other is a computer that will fill up hard drives with thousands of files.
One of them makes a limited number of photographic memories that can last hundreds of years.
The other one makes such a plethora of images there’s no easy way to find them after just a few years.
One is a joy to use that may never earn you a dime.
The other is a work tool that’s used to make a living.
I know because I own and use both.
Merriam-Webster’s definition of “photograph”
Merriam-Webster’s definition of “photography”
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Amen. That’s exactly how it is. However: digital is nice too. Film is just ‘nicer’. Not digital’s fault ;-).