Photography: The Universal Language | 2020

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This article is written for all Photo enthusiastic, who want to learn more about photography.In this article you will get several tips and suggestions,which will take your skills to the next level.
What separates inspiring photographs from ordinary ones, and how can you improve the quality of your work? Hope this article will help you to become an extraordinary photographer.Here I have attached some questions and Answers for better understanding of the subject.So without any further do let’s get started.
 
 

What Is Photography?

 
Photography is a way to express your thoughts through your photos.Basically this is the art of capturing light with a camera( usually via a digital sensor or film) to create an image.Photography can give you a creative fulfillment. It can help you to express yourself artistically, and that is really a wonderful thing.
 

A Brief History of Photography :

 
Before we go deep in this topic,we must understand the history of Photography.The first permanent photograph was captured in 1826 (According to some people it is 1827) by a french Photographer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce . The photograph shows the roof of a building lit by the sun. You can see it below :
 
 
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before 1930 maximum photographs were monochromatic.Let me show you a bird’s-eye view of some awesome people and there works what you should know before you step into the technical side of photography.
 

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

 
Invention: The first permanent photograph (“View from the Window at Le Gras,” as shown in earlier section)
 
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
 
 
Location: France(1826)
 
Impact: Cameras had been around for centuries before this, but they had one major flaw: You couldn’t record an image with them! They actually projected light onto a different surface – and that was used by artists to create realistic drawings, but not photographs. Niépce solved this problem by coating a pewter plate with essentially, asphalt, which has become harder when exposed to light. By washing it(Plate) with lavender oil, he was able to fix up the hardened substance permanently to the plate.
 

Louis Daguerre

 
Invention: The Daguerreotype (1st commercial photographic material)
 
Location: France,(1839)
 
Impact: Daguerreotypes are photographs that are directly fixed to a highly polished copper plated silver board. This innovation is what really made photography a practical fact— although it was still a costly fascination for many people at this stage. If you’ve never seen daguerreotypes in person, you might be surprised to find out just how sharp they are.
 
**The Daguerreotype was one of the earliest methods of photography. 
 

Alfred Stieglitz

 
Genre: Portraiture and documentary
 
Location: United States, from late 1800s – mid 1900s
 
Impact: Alfred Stieglitz was one of the art community’s first influential members to take the photography seriously as a creative medium. He believed photographs can reflect the imagination in their photographs as other artists do. Stieglitz contributes much to today’s understanding of photography as an art form.
 
 
Dorothea Lange
 
Genre: Portrait photography
 
Location: United States, 1930s
 
Impact: One of the most prominent documentary photographers of all time, and the photographer behind one of the most influential images of all time (shown below), is Dorothea Lange. If you’ve ever seen photos from the Great Depression, you most likely have seen some of her work. Her photos shaped the field of documentary photography and showed the camera’s potential for power more than almost anyone else in history.
 
“Migrant Mother,” is one of Dorothea Lange’s most famous photograph.
 
Migrant Mother



Ansel Adams

 
Genre: Landscape photography
 
Location: United States,1920s to 1960s (for most of his work)
 
Impact: Ansel Adams is perhaps the most famous photographer in history, which is remarkable because he mainly took pictures of landscapes and natural scenes. (Typically, famous photographers have tended to photograph people instead.) Ansel Adams helped usher in an era of realism in landscape photography, and he was an early champion of the environmentalism and preservation movements in the United States.
 
 
Ansel Adams is perhaps the most famous photographer in history, who is famous for his pictures of natural scenes and landscapes.(Typically, famous photographers tended to photograph people instead.) Ansel Adams helped to bring the begin the new era of realism in landscape.He was an early champion of the environmentalism and preservation movements in United States.
 
Quote: “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
 

 

“The Tetons and the Snake River”- by Ansel Adams.


After that Color photography started to become popular and accessible for a common man ,with the release of Eastman Kodak’s “Kodachrome” film in the 1930s.

Most Popular Types of Photography


Instead of being the Jack of all trades, you need to pick a photography niche (or sub-niche) and slowly work on it to archive mastery. 

Portrait Photography


Portraiture is considerably the most explored niche in photography. Today, practicing portrait photography is very simple,as it’s become natural to hold and aim the camera at a person.It is also known as candid photography,Headshot photography the beauty of portrait photography lies in capturing a person’s personality, this is something we can capture through different types of poses.

Basically there are two approaches for portrait photography –

1. Candid Approach
2. Directorial Approach

Best Tricks For Clicking Great Portraits

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