History of Photography


History of Photography

Have you ever wondered where modern photography came from? While we are now moving into the digital age and away from film, lighting techniques and other photographic techniques starting in the 1820s. Niepce and Daguerre were the first inventors of modern photography. They use chemical components from silver and lime, which are dark when exposed to light. This type of technology uses negative glass to cement images.

History of Photography
History of Photography

From the initial camera seen in western films, we have switched to manual cameras with films. This film or negative captures images on rolls to be developed in a dark room to prevent overexposure. The manual camera uses the theory of shooting settings. You must understand the aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and meter to get the best image. This means you spend a lot of time preparing shots and need to become a professional to catch wildlife in their natural habits.

Openings are measured by F-stop, or the amount of light entering the lens. Focusing and field depth are also important when adjusting the aperture on your camera. You have to know what number will allow more light to enter the lens and vice versa to avoid excessive exposure and blurriness. Shutter speed is the amount of time the lens is open for an image. You might have found in a dark room without a camera flash it takes you a while to embed a picture on the negative. This is because the light is dim and the shutter must be correct because of the lack of light. The lack of light induces the need to expose the film longer to get an image where more light will have a shutter that moves at a faster speed.

From the manual camera we move to automatic. The camera becomes lighter. The shutter speed and aperture are programmed into the camera by setting. ISO is important. ISO is the speed of the film. Instead of taking a few minutes to prepare a shot, you only have to choose the correct settings and hold the button to focus. Many cameras come automatically with manual options for those who still like to treat photography as an artistic call.

Digital cameras are a new era in photography. Now we can see pictures that we take without using films and negatives. We can send pictures to all our friends and use our home printer to make prints. Photography has changed from concentration to taking perfect shots with skills born of several people who take pictures.

This is not to say photography and photographers will not remain. There is still a need for quality in taking professional class photos. Light sensitivity is still important when dealing with digital cameras and unless you spend a lot, you will find the quality of photos that are still missing. Photo techniques are located in the lighting provided whether natural or artificial for the subject. You might be wondering how to make a photo in a dark room like a museum to share with your friends and family. Knowing past photography techniques will help you achieve perfect photos with your digital camera. Photography may come from a few people, but we can see the progress of their discovery has brought us now.

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