Photography and Stock Photography

Photography

Photography and Stock Photography

Photography is an art, the process, and profession of making durable images either by capturing light, electronically, by means of an optical lens, or chemically through a light-sensing material like photographic film. The history of photography can be traced back to the Egyptian papyrus, which lists the thousand most beautiful images that were recorded on stone in the royal library of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The history of photography spans the whole of human history up until the twentieth century, when the camera and the film made it possible for everyone to take their own photograph. Today, the field of photography is as diverse as ever before with everything from fashion photography to underwater photography and high definition image capture coming into its own.

Street Photography is one of the newer forms of photography involved with professional photography. Street photography involves taking photographs of people, places, objects, or themes outside of the studio. The subjects of street photography are almost always people who either own a camera or who use a digital camera on a regular basis to take their images. The style and subject matter of street photography vary enormously from fun, humorous, playful, informative, or serious subjects to something as mundane as a small town high school or middle school sporting events.

Portraits photography involves using the camera to take photographs of family members such as parents, grandparents, a sibling or even children who are closely related. The subject matter and style of portrait photography vary widely. Most professional photographers will have a portfolio of some of their more interesting portraits taken using different cameras and lenses.