Photography Basics – What is Photography?

Photography is the art, discipline, and science of capturing still images by film, either by electronically by way of an optical image sensor, or by photography’s oldest method, by using an absorbent material like photographic film. The captured images are later developed by a photography expert to create a print and then either framed or displayed, in a suitable frame. Photography is one of the oldest fields of study dating back at least to the 12th century, although its roots probably go much further back. Although interest in photography is generally regarded as being confined to the wealthy class in developed countries, some of the world’s best-known photographs have been produced by amateurs, including the photograph of Christ on the cross, which was hung in the Sistine Chapel by the Medici family in Italy in 1490.


Photography has two major components: camera and lens. Camera features can be classified as digital, optical, or mechanical, with the last category referring to lenses used in photography. Optical equipment is composed of mirrors, lenses, and frames that must be properly focused and adjusted. Mechanical equipment, on the other hand, consists of batteries, electrical motors, and gears to move the camera and its lens. Digital cameras, by contrast, use a variety of electronic components, including processors, memory cards, scanners, data interfaces, and cameras’ sensors to record images.

Traditional photography has involved a lot of process and skill, and photographers needed to be highly trained artisans in order to produce top-quality images. Modern technology, however, has made significant advances in photography’s features and capabilities, allowing even the most inexperienced amateur to take beautiful photographs. Today’s modern technology allows even the “dumbest” person to take beautiful photographs.

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