Photographer - Through the Camera Lens
Ok so I have recently started on my new photography journey as a full-time wedding photographer, to say I am excited is an understatement! Anyway I decided to get my old flickr account up and running and have decided to start my very first 365 Project.
I decided that rather than just doing a standard 365 project that I would try and learn a little as I was going along and of course share the knowledge. I thought what better way to start than learning about what photography really is.
I hope you like.
Cameras were invented long before the idea of photography. It evolved from 'camera obscure', meaning âdark roomâ in Latin. Ancient Han Chinese philosopher Mo Di was the first to discover the scientific principles of optics and pinhole cameras. Since then, it has changed through generations of technology.
A camera is defined as an optical tool to record and capture images. These images can be both individual still photographs or a sequences of images forming videos and movies. The functioning of a camera is very close to the functioning of the human eyes. Its remote sensor device senses subjects from distance instead of having physical contact.
Camera lenses, also known as photographic lens, is an optical lens attached to a camera body. It can be used on still cameras, video cameras, telescopes, microscopes, or other bodies. Most of time you can switch lenses for different apertures and focus lengths.
The word "photography" means "drawing with light" in ancient Greek. It is a result of the evolution of camera technologies. The first known photograph was created by British inventor Thomas Wedgwood, using paper or white leather treated with silver nitrate.
Originally, all photography was monochrome, or black and white. Colour photography was explored in 1840s by having extremely long exposures, normally hours or days for camera images, to stop it fading quickly when exposed to strong light. Film photography was the most popular form until the early 21st century, when digital photography was introduced and created a convenient way to capture and store the images easily.