LEARN ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY – EARN A MAGICAL MOMENTS THAT REVEALS HOW RICH REALITY TRULY IS
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything !
Photography is an art that has been with us for a very long time. Ever since the introduction of the pin hole camera many years ago to advance DSLR cameras, photography has undergone many transformations and the process is still on going on. With time, better photos have been produced because even the technology and equipment in use have changed significantly.
Capture memorable occasions
The first and most common use of photography is to capture important events for future references. This is a common practice to the point that everyone having an important event wants to include a few pictures to make sure they can look at the photos in the future to refresh their memories of the great events they held. Even before the video systems came into place, photographs were very popular. Major historical moments have been documented by photographs.
Inspire or evoke inspiration among others
There is a common saying that pictures speak a million words. This statement has many meanings to different people. Whether it is in lecture halls in universities across the world or just at the local social hall, educators use photos to better explain their points. Illustrations help students understand things better and there is no better method of illustrating ideas than by using photos and in the current world, videos.
Photography also has different genres and that is why even photographers specialize in different types of the art. We can find portrait photographers, landscape photographers and still life photographers just to mention a few. People who love nature often take photos of different things in life such as trees, mountains, rivers and many other important natural features of the world. Other people who see photos from other places get the inspiration and urge to visit the same places with the hope of experiencing the beauty they have seen in the photos.
When people visit art galleries, they have a general idea of what to expect. It is however interesting to observe the reactions of different people when they see one great photograph. Because photography inspires people in different ways, you will notice different reactions depending on the kind of inspiration each person derives from the photo. Upon realizing this fact, some galleries have different sections dedicated to certain kinds of photography.
Different photographers inspire differently
If we take some time to visit a host of art galleries, it is easy to notice that different people are attracted to all kinds of photography. This is a good indicator that tastes and preferences differ. Art galleries have also undergone serious transformations over the past few decades. Online galleries have come up giving art lovers an opportunity to shop and enjoy art regardless of the season or timing.
Maybe you did not know…..
- Travelling back in time, photography wasn’t as simple as ‘smile and click’ as we see today. Back in 1820s, early cameras would take several hours to actually capture a film!
- Back in those days, photographing people was one hell of a task. With annoyingly long exposure hours of several hours, photographing people with a nice smile was not really possible. Why? Simple! Try and hold a convincing smile for hours and you will get your answer;
- Today, the number of photographs clicked every two minutes is same as the number of photographs clicked by mankind in 1800s;
- The first every digital camera to be created was in December 1975. It was developed by an engineer in Kodak Company and took 23 seconds to create first photograph. The camera only recorded black and white photographs of 0.1 mega pixels. The camera weighed 8 pounds;
- The most expensive camera to be ever sold is 1923 Leica O-Series camera. This very rare specimen was put on auction in Vienna during a weekend and it was sold for $2.8 million or € 2.16 million!
- Mumbai, India – based Dilish Parekh holds the world record of collecting the maximum number of antique cameras. Since 1977, this man collected 4,425 antique cameras with the oldest one in his collection being one from 1906;
When other ask why we pursue a photography as a profession, we should always answer the same way; “Because we want to do something that matters.” For the occasional hobbyist, photography is a fun pass-time. But for serious shutterbugs and professionals, photography is much more.
Photography is about telling stories and more importantly protecting memories. If we ask someone who’s running out of a burning home what they’ll grab. Nine times out of 10, it’s the photo album.
if somebody ask you dear LLET friend: “Which of your photographs is your favorite?” … you should answer: “The one I’m going to take tomorrow!”.