Welcome to Photography Info!
Whether you’re thinking of starting up a business, wanting a new hobby or simply appreciate the art form, photography is an exciting exercise. You don’t have to be an expert to capture a moment forever with your camera and it’s easy to get started.
Photography has been a popular art form for centuries. In 1800 Thomas Wedgwood was the first person to attempt to capture an image on film and in 1834 Hercules Florence coined the word ‘photographie’. Photography has given us a great deal of evidence and information throughout history both for art and political purposes. Thanks to the camera we have images from wars, revolutions, coronations and trials which are valuable to what we know about the past today.
There are many reasons people choose to get involved with photography; in recent years it has become a viable business venture. Photography companies offer a service to take professional shots at weddings, functions, of families, children and school groups. Photojournalism has become a competitive career goal, photographers capture the moment of an event, political or cultural, giving us something to remember and talk about forever. Others choose to enjoy photography as an art form; galleries are full of artist’s work of captured images rather than paintings.