Photography is the process of recording visual images by capturing light rays on a light-sensitive recording medium (e.g. film or digital CCD). The word “photography” was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), “light” and γραφή (graphé) “representation by means of lines” or “drawing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.
Around 1717, Johann Heinrich Schulze captured cut-out letters on a bottle of a light-sensitive slurry, but he apparently never thought of making the results durable. Around 1800, Thomas Wedgwood made the first reliably documented, although unsuccessful attempt at capturing camera images in permanent form. His experiments did produce detailed photograms, but Wedgwood and his associate Humphry Davy found no way to fix these images.
Benefits of Photography
Photography affords immortality.
Photography documents your journey through life.
Photography is a wonderful stress reliever.
Photography inspires your imagination.
Photography as a career is possible for anyone with a true passion for it.
Photography is a wonderful, safe and natural self esteem booster.
Photography brings you closer to your natural spirituality.
Photography lefts you see things that you may never notice otherwise.
Photography reserves new and old memories.