I am so excited for this opportunity to share photographic tips and tidbits and to inspire you to take your photography skills to another level. Even if you are only using your phone camera, you will benefit from this new column’s information week after week.
I am going to begin this column with the very basics. What is photography? Photography is the art of capturing light with a camera, usually via a digital sensor or film, to create an image. Many components can help you authentically capture what you visually see. Those components, tips and tricks are what I plan to incorporate in my upcoming articles.
First, a brief history. The first permanent photograph ever captured was believed to be in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in France. It shows the roof of a building lit by the sun.
“View from the Window at Le Gras”
Color photography started to become popular and accessible with the release of Eastman Kodak’s Kodachrome film in the 1930s. Before that, almost all photos were monochromatic – best known as black and white.
The history of photography is comprised of pioneer artists and inventors who steered the field into the today’s era of digital.
We have truly come a long way and I am blessed to have been part of the phenomenal change from film to digital in my lifetime. My love of photography began at the early age of ten. My father, an amazing photographer himself, bought me my first camera and it was love at first sight.
I hope to ignite– or reignite– your love for photography with my upcoming tips and tidbits!
Have a photography question or a topic you would like me to write about? Contact me at my local studio, Photographic Elegance, at 704-598-9099. I would love to hear from you!