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Business in Photography

Louis Daguerre of Paris, France can be said to be the Father of Commercial Photography. His daguerreotype of processing an image captured from then advanced technology camera obscura was the pivotal development in the history of photography.

Although his first photograph with a human person in 1838 was an -accidental shot- which took more than 10 minutes of exposure in order for the image to be captured into his camera, it paved the way to the commercialization of photography. It created a demand for photographic portraiture in the middle classes which could not be sufficiently served by then current and expensive method of oil painting.

Commerce and industry opened its doors to photography. From its initial commercial visage of portraiture, photography evolved into other mercantile forms and vehicles, where it picked up payment for the -images- depicted rather than attach value to the photographs as -works of art-. Among the many forms and industry uses of photography, the following are mainstream applications:

Advertising photography that visually promotes products and services Fashion and glamour, usually employing models that enhance the products Crime scene photography as tools that offer clues and proofs to theories that help solve crimes and mysteries Still life photography depicting wonders that only photographs can convey Food photography, an area where food palatability is scrumptiously enhanced Editorial photography and photojournalism that successfully enhance and sensationalise news and stories Portrait and wedding photography that renders romanticism and sentimentality Landscape photography that serves to invigorate the tired soul Wildlife photography bringing realism to flora and fauna in their natural environments Paparazzi photography of freelance practitioners preying on usually -unsanctioned and unsolicited- personal photographs of celebrities, politicians, the prominent and wealthy that make juicy gossip items in prestigious publications

Aside from the top-class line of photography professions enumerated above, other businesses allied or related to photography have been an industry backbone that has contributed much to the economy of many countries, coming in different forms and modes:

Manufacture of equipment, accessories, consumables, parts and tools Sales and servicing of equipment, accessories and tools Photography and videography studios and services Image and photo printing and reproduction Printing media manufacture, sales and distribution Archiving and storage of document and photo images

Amateur Photography Cheat Sheet of Terms

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Do you wish you knew more about photography? Let’s face it, there are many terms in the photography industry that can make the average person’s eyes glaze over. By knowing the basics, you will be able to know what you’re talking about and most importantly, know what you’re doing. Here is a list of basic photography terms and what they mean:

Aperture – The size of the lens opening in a camera that determines how much light enters the frame.

Apochromatic (APO) – A type of lens that brings in three different wavelengths of light into focus. (Common colors are blue, green and red)

Bracketing – Involves a photographer taking several pictures of the same object one right after another. Bracketing can be performed on the same or a different setting.

Close-Up – Refers to tight-framed photographs or when a photographer is extremely close to an object when capturing the image.

Depth of Field – When an object being photographed is in clear focus while the background or other area appears blurry.

Flash – Used in photography to project artificial light so that an image can be clearly captured.

Marco – A type of photography when an image is captured from up-close. A Macro Lens is often used. On some cameras, a Marco setting is present.

Megapixel – A megapixel can be described as one million pixels. The more megapixels a camera has, the clearer the image will appear.

Photography – The art of creating or capturing an image through light.

Single Lens Reflex (SLR) – This automatic mirror system allows a photographer to see the image as it appears before it is captured.

Storage – Where digital images are stored. Often, these storage devices are called memory card, and are place into the digital camera.

White Balance or Color Balance – Is a process where adjusting the color before an image is captured. After a camera is balanced, the image will showcase its natural colors.

Photography And Its Importance

A daily newspaper in Brisbane needs an experienced newspaper photographer? or A Schools photography company based in Colchester, Essex, is seeking experienced photographer.

Looks familiar? These are of course the run of the mill ads that come in the media for the job of a photographer. Going along with the trends of the time, the creative horizons of photography is thoroughly explored and gains momentum day by day. This makes a photographer a much sought after commodity in the market. For the soaring creativeness of a photographer, sky turn out to be the frame to absorb the beauty of the world.

How to be a professional photographer?

What actually is Photography? Well, a simple definition can be freezing frames on film or capturing a precious and cherishable slice of life and putting it away for the generations to come.

Being a very resourceful and imaginative medium of expressing ones self, the art of photography has a history of over 150 years. In the past, taking photographs were the only solution to preserve the present moments for the next generation. Even now when science and technology has acquired larger dimensions, photography still reigns the unrivalled master in this realm.

Want to be a part of this highly inventive field? The unwritten rules are: You need a keen eye for aesthetic details of what is “photo-worthy”; an exhaustive awareness of different cameras and the techniques involved in taking pictures, of light, distance and perspective; a quick to respond and reflective nature; last but not the least; the nerve to take it up as a profession.

Right way to photography institutes

Photography as profession is no child’s play and unfortunately many talented photographers still remain amateurs unable to overcome the hurdles on the way. The ascend is tough and tiring, and the financial returns are quite unsatisfactory for the beginners. Only those with determination and a never-say-die attitude, coupled with a real love of the medium can cling on.

For this, the career-minded photographers, students, artists and people who has an inclination to it should learn photography systematically with theory and practical sessions from a person who has mastered the art. Several institutes offer courses to meet the needs of those who intend to take photography as a part time/full time profession, as a passion or as a pastime.

Photography is such a flexible and versatile art which has branched out to specialized areas like press, sports, nature, wild life, bird photography etc. So if you are keen on any of these fields, you will be benefited as these courses lay basic foundation for all these branches of photography. Most of the courses are carefully woven with theory and practical sessions to give in-depth practical knowledge of the subject.

These courses will train your eyes and help you tame the camera.

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Icon Photography School, Vancouver, BC
Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
Harrington College of Design, Chicago
McIntosh College of Dover, New Hampshire
American InterContinental University Study, London
Photographic Society of India, Mumbai
Verve Visuals, Bangalore, India
India International Photographic Council, New Delhi, India

A look at restricted areas of photography

The police in Hull, UK, seized this guy’s film because he was taking photos of ‘sensitive material’ in a city center. A spokeswoman for the force told Amateur Photographer: ‘Camera film was seized by Humberside Police following a complaint from members of the public about photos being taken in the area of Prospect Centre, Hull.
(Taken from Boingboing: A directory of wonderful things)

You may think that how can we expect privacy in a public place! Or is not a photographer licensed to capture anything that he finds interesting?

But it is a very sensitive issue. This is a very unpredictable world. If there are no framed rules in this area, we might be unknowingly giving liberty to the untamed terrorist or illegal activities to mushroom around us. So photography is strictly banned in certain places of political or strategic importance, legendary monuments, interiors of some worship places, or even taking photographs of individuals without their permission.

The influence of photography in film industry

Photographers in television, video, and motion picture capture images that often tell a story, inform or entertain an audience, or record an event. Film and video editors edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries. Some photographers do their own editing.

Photographers use professional television, video, or motion picture cameras to shoot a wide variety of material, including television series, studio programs, music videos, motion pictures, news and sporting events, documentaries, and training sessions. The resultant product is a collage made from many different shots by film and video editors. With the increase in digital technology, much of the editing work is now done on a computer. Many professional photographers and editors are employed by independent television stations; local affiliate stations of television networks; large cable and television networks; or smaller, independent film production companies.

Creation of commercial-quality movies and video programs requires technical expertise and creativity. Producing successful images requires a skill in the choice and presentation things in an interesting way, selection of appropriate equipment, an aesthetic eye and a steady hand to ensure smooth, natural movement of the camera.

Photographers/cinematographers employed in the entertainment field use motion picture cameras to film movies, television programs, and commercials. Some specialize in filming cartoons or special effects. Cinematographers are an essential part of the action, using cameras in any of several different mounts. For example, the camera can be stationary and shoot whatever passes in front of the lens, or it can be mounted on a track, with the camera operator responsible for shooting the scene from different angles or directions.

The great value of photography in magazines

The story is unfolded through their pictures. The work requires journalistic ability combined with technical skill. There are a great variety of subjects and locations and the timings may be irregular. They cover various subjects such as the life of prison inmates or drought conditions in a stare or schools at work in different places and so on.

A brief history of media

Prior to exploring the specifics of the print and digital media revolutions, we will have a look at media in general:

How do we define media? On the other hand, how do media define us? Is media a catalyst of cultural change? How do print and digital media differ?

Progressions in media technology are now becoming the calibration marks for history’s major paradigmatic shifts. At present, “Mediology, is an accepted and ever-expanding field of study.

School of Photography Is a Good Field of Experience

If you really want to pursue a career in photography, try to look for different schools which offer the photography as a course. You can look also at the internet because there are website offering a school of photography online but they are not really reliable. They will just show or teach you the basic of photography. It is more important if you will choose a school which could really give you a lot of knowledge about photography and would help you to become a certified photographer.

Information about the course of photography offered in a university or in a special class will help you make your choice as to where you can study photography. In some universities, they are offering classes in photography but the real action in its field is not offered. If you are just considering it as one of your past time, basic classes of photography is one great thing. This will somewhat help you to capture images of different subject matter you will be confident of.

For some time, some schools which focus on photography will allow their students to have a personal one-on-one activity or project with a professional Photographer which will help them a lot by sharing their experiences and skills in the field of Photography. This way, they will be inspired to focus and give their best in working with them.

If you make your final decision as to where you want to study photography, all you need to do is to fill up a form to be a member of their class. Some school will compel their students to go for a class in a university or a college and experience internship before going into a special class of photography. If you search on the internet, you will be able to look for school nearest in your vicinity or in other places. They will also provide you with an application form that you should fill up. They will also give you the list of requirements that you needed in order to enroll in their school and the lists of classes that you need to attend for you to achieve your dream to be a professional photographer.

There are different classes that you need to attend such as lightning classes, equipments or tools needed and some essential aspects. You need to know the subject matter you want. If it is fashion photography, portrait photography and others so you will be able to come up with the perfect equipments, angles, lightning and composition of your subject.

Photographs on digital cameras are most preferred compared to the old fashioned cameras, because it got to have a lot of techniques and features to offer to make a perfect image. What is now popular is the underwater photography. You need to get a waterproof camera in order to capture images underwater. You will be amazed of what you have taken and the people will really be amazed on your skill in taking photographs underwater. Choose the best school of photography where you can get the best knowledge.

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