Learn the Fundamentals of Photography

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.

Learn the fundamentals of photography

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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About waynem

As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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