Photography is the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface.


  • The word photography derives from the Greek φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".
  • It was Sir John Herschel in a lecture before the of London, on March 14, 1839 who made the word "photography" known to the world.


  • Scientists have used photography to record and study movements.
  • Artists use photography to explore avenues other than photo-mechanical representation of reality such as pictorialist movement
  • to capture special moments
  • to tell stories
  • to send messages

Types/kinds/genres of photography

  • ActionShot
  • Cosplay photography
  • Genre works
  • Fashion photography
  • Film still
  • Fine-art photography
  • Fire photography
  • Kinetic photography
  • Home movies
  • Micrograph
  • Snapshot (photography)

Industries that use photography

  • Web design
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Commercials
  • Advertising
  • Fashion

Jobs and Professions related to photography

  • Paparazzi
  • Film & Video Editors
  • Photographic Process Workers
  • Camera Operators
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photo Editor
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalist
  • Photographer's Assistant
  • food photography
  • Commercial & Industrial Designers
  • Portrait photography

Amazing photography


I found a picture of Eiffel tower in black and white. I like this picture because it is black and white but it can show the main point that Eiffel tower is huge. This picture was taken from a low angle shot so it made the tower to look really huge. One third of the picture is the tower and other just white space.


I found a picture of man is walking while it’s snowing. I think this picture show a strong theme of loneliness by showing a back of man not front. This photography was taken from a long angle shot. Also this picture use rule of thirds and as well as value of color to make the picture seen to be more outstanding.


I think this photography is interesting to look because it seen to been very simple but by putting a bicycle in make the picture catches people attention. This picture was taken from a low angle shot. The color of the picture matches really well; most of the colors are primary color.


This photo I found on the internet is about a couple standing beside the river watch the sun rise. I think this photo is outstanding because the reflection on water made the photo since more attractive. This photo is taken below and side shot. This photo also apply element of design color, line and also value.


The photo I found on the internet is about a landscape of a big building and surround by trees, also small buildings. The big building really stands because the rule of thirds and the use of color. This photo is taken for far angle shot. I like this photo because the photographer usage of camera angle also control of color.

Photography Tips and Thicks

  • USE Rule of thirds

  • shuttter speed

  • lock the focus

  • try different angle
  • lighting

photography don'ts
  • blurry
  • Boring
  • avoid red eye
Principals of Design
A large shape close to the center can be balanced by a small shape close to the edge.
Gradation of size and direction produce linear perspective. Gradation of of colour from warm to cool and tone from dark to light produce aerial perspective.
Repetition with variation is interesting, without variation repetition can become boring.

contrast is basically the opposite.
ex. colour contrast = red/green, blue/orange, etc.
Dominance gives a painting interest, counteracting confusion and monotony.
Harmony is combining similar colours and elements.
Relating the design elements to the the idea being expressed in a painting reinforces the principal of unity.


List of camera angles

Bird's-Eye View (a view or perspective from above or at a distance)


Eye Level (it shows subjects as we would expect to see them in real life)


High Angle (when the camera is located above the eyeline)


Low Angle (a shot from a camera positioned low on the vertical axis, often at knee height, looking up)


Dutch Angle (oblique angle)


List of shot lengths
  • Long shot
  • Mid shot
  • Medium Close Up
  • Close Up
  • Extreme Close Up
  • Two shot
  • Over the Shoulder shot
  • Point of view shot
  • Full shot
  • Extreme Wide shot

List of types of lighting
  • Side lighting
  • Back lighting
  • Rim lighting
  • Ambient light
  • Hard light
  • Spotlight
  • Top Heavy lighting
  • Full frontal lighting
  • All round lighting
  • Flash/Speedlights
  • Three-point lighting
  • Front lighting
  • Dusk or Dawn/Sunset Sunrises