What Photography Really Is

According to famous French and Swiss Jean Luc Godard, photography is truth. It is the art or the process of creating or obtaining accurate representations of objects through chemical action of light or other kinds of radiant energy on specially treated surfaces. The device used in obtaining this is known as the camera and it will have many uses for business, science, art and pleasure. The products of photography are called negatives, photographs. or simply photos.

Today, many photographers prefer black and white photos and would even apply a variety of techniques to create this effect on their photos. Photography was originally done in black and white and this approach was widely used for several decades due to its lower cost and the 'classic' look the photographs shown. However, monochromatic pictures were not purely black and white while being processed then.

By the 17th century, color photography began but only saw market success in 1907. Color films started to come out in the market and, in 1963, instant color film was introduced. This multi-color approach provided a result where images formed a positive transparency. This became a useful tool in slide projectors. Owing to this kind of innovation, the introduction of photo printing equipment started.

New technological trends opened a new direction and digital photography came in, leading everyone to new artistic visions. By using a digital camera, you are now using full spectrum photography. Traditional photography became a bore to photographers especially when the work covered remote locations where processing facilities was not easily accessible. Photojournalism and professional photography were the first to enjoy the modern accents of digital photography. With the technology, sending images between offices worldwide has become very fast and easy. Today, it is an indispensable commodity for phofessional photographers.

With digital photography, images are recorded through electronic imaging rather than a change in chemical process. Chemical photography involves film and photographic paper and resists manipulation. Digital imaging, on the other hand does not require this paraphernalia because all it needs is a significant medium. it only need a highly manipulative medium.

From then on, digital prints have become a major consumer product in the world of photography. However, a 2007 survey made by a major brand in camera, shows a large number of professional photographers who still continue to use chemically processed film. They believe these are still far superior than any digital photography equipment ever made.