You can learn the fundamentals of photography
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Nowadays, however, those words are in danger of being swallowed by the existential void.
Over 90 million digital images are uploaded each day to Instagram alone, which has led some critics to comment on the sensory overload of photographs floating around cyberspace.
Consequently, it’s humbling to be sent a reminder of a time when photography was a much more laborious – but some would argue more valuable – process.
That, however, will remain a subjective viewpoint.
To remind us how far photography has come, though, this interesting timeline shows its evolution of from 1000AD to the present day, and highlights some extremely important technological advances in between.
For example, did you know that the first fixed, permanent photograph from nature – View from the Window at Le Gras – was taken by a French scientist?
How about the first color photograph?
Well, that was created by a Scottish physicist who photographed the image three times through red, blue and yellow filters before recombining the images into one colour composite.
Hard to imagine anyone going to such lengths these days, isn’t it?
However, for many budding photographers, it’s important to know the historical processes – and the science behind them – in order to fully appreciate the art.
To do this, most amateurs would be well advised to enroll in a professional photography course.
By learning the fundamentals during a degree course, up and coming photographers can begin to understand the professionalism required and the relevance of these processes when trying to develop a career in photography.
In addition, it’s crucial that a wide range of photography skills are gleaned – not just digital photography – which is key in building an impressive portfolio to send to potential employers.
This, along with studying histories, theories and modern practices, encourages students to experiment and take risks in order to push the envelope and begin to create their own version of photographic history.
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