There are two ways to keep things on record; memorizing and writing. When it comes to the beauty of nature, you can save the scenery in your mind or take a photo of it as a pleasant memory. Surprisingly, both these methods are applied at the same time; sight at first and click at second. Photography is a beautiful art, an interesting science and an inspiring practice. The most interesting thing about photographs as defined by Karl Lagerfeld
“…they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Ansel Adam said:
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
The discovery of the camera obscura that provides an image of a scene dates back to ancient China. Leonardo da Vinci mentions natural cameras obscura that are formed by dark caves on the edge of a sunlit valley. A hole in the cave wall acted as a pinhole camera and projected a later ally reversed, upside down image on a piece of paper. So the birth of photography was primarily concerned with inventing means to fix and retain the image produced by the camera obscura. Camera was invented in the early decades of the 19th century. Photography by means of that camera seemed able to capture more details and information than traditional media, such as painting and sculpture. As a usable process, it dates to the 1820s with the discovery of chemical photography. Color photography, however, was explored beginning in the mid-19th century.
In 1981, Sony launched the first consumer camera to use a charge-coupled device for imaging, eliminating the need for film: the Sony Mavica. While the Mavica saved images to disk, the images were displayed on television, and the camera was not fully digital. In 1991, Kodak released the DCS 100, the first commercially available digital single lens reflex camera. Although its’ high cost prohibited uses other than photojournalism and professional photography, commercial digital photography was born.
Nowadays, every individual bears a camera in the form of mobile phones. Mobile phone cameras have also gone revolutionary, changes and many features have been added to make the user free of carrying a digital camera or a DSLR. Photography has stepped up due to the gradual up gradation of cameras and people can now have far better memories of their trips.
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
― Marc Riboud
By: Aimon Tanvir Malghani