The art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.

etymologyAs far as can be ascertained, it was Sir John Herschel in a lecture before the Royal Society of London, on March 14, 1839 who made the word "photography" known to the world. But in an article published on February 25 of the same year in a German newspaper called the Vossische Zeitung, Johann von Maedler, a Berlin astronomer, had used the word photography already. 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".

how can it be used

Photography gained the interest of many scientists and artists from its inception. Scientists have used photography to record and study movements, such as Eadweard Muybridge's study of human and animal locomotion in 1887. Artists are equally interested by these aspects but also try to explore avenues other than the photo-mechanical representation of reality, such as the pictorialist movement. Military, police, and security forces use photography for surveillance, recognition and data storage. Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment.
different industries that use photography
  • advertising industry
  • design firm
  • crime scene investigators
  • wedding photographers
  • papparazzi

different genres of photography
  • abstract photography
  • wild life photography
  • wedding photography
  • still life photography
  • product photography

skills required for a career in photography
  • sense of composition
  • patience
  • sense of coulor
  • appreciation of technology
  • love of trial and error
  • ability to look beyond the obvious

the thing that makes this photo interesting is how the photographer uses the glasess to put the flowers in focus it appears as if we have the same vision as the owner of the glasses.

muhammad-ali.jpgthis picture is amazing because it catches the raw emotion of ali in this fight