- photography, from Greek photos "light" and graphien "to draw" was first used by Sir John FW Herschel in 1839
- in the 1850s-60s, war photography was pioneered and photo-journalism founded
- assisting a photographer on a major photo shoot
- photographic journals of trips you take
- the story behind every photograph
- taking the time to look through old photo albums
- a haiku - a word photograph, a snapshot of a moment, capturing a moment of reality - no emotion, no judgment, no interpretation
- the image is usually recorded as formed by the lens of the camera and upon exposure to the light forming the image, the sensitive material undergoes changes in its structure so that a latent and reversed image (negative) is formed
- photography supposedly does not lie and has objectivity, though the skilled photographer can introduce creativity into the process - creative vision, the choice of vantage point and the exact moment of exposure
- an effective photograph can disseminate information about humanity and nature, record the visible world, and extend human knowledge and understanding
- Photography suits the temper of this age-of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. (Edward Weston)
- Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. (E. Steichen)
- Before the invention of photography, astronomers had to draw everything that they saw through telescopes.
- The word photography is from Greek for "light" and "to draw" and was first used by Sir John F.W. Herschel in 1839.
- Photography initially came about as a means to make drawing, especially portraits, easier.
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