The future of photography

First camaraLooking back in 1814 when Joseph Niepce made the first camera, we can appreciate how the field of photography has evolved to be not just a career to many but a hobby to all. From a camera developed by Joseph Niepce that will take 8 hours to develop a picture to photographs that are taken by smartphones and printed at home today.

Photography is one field that to took over from painting in preserving history. Painting was used by nobilities and wealthy individuals of the past to have their likeness made. Some of the paintings that still exist to date show how painting was not perfect. Photography came and improved the world of painting. It brought out the reality of scene and preserved its true content. However, ever with the invention of camera, pictures were better than painting but not accurate.

That is why innovation in technology surrounding photography will never stop. Something has to be improved and something new has to be added. From adding communication capabilities like WiFi to flying it around mounted on drones. Also adding cameras to mobile phones and reducing them to a size of a shirt button. These are just but a few innovations we’ve seen in recent time.

Camera on drone the future is here
What about the future? How will a camera be and how will it improve photography? The possibilities as endless and some are imaginable to us today. Think of Joseph Niepce waking up today and using a smartphone to take a photo. He will be shocked. That is what the future of photography will be to us. It will be beyond our imagination and much better than we have today.

 

 

Camera Types and what they mean

There are many models of camera you must have come across while trying to buy the one for yourself. The sales man will try to sell the one he gets the commission for and you will like the one that looks beautiful. But there is more to a camera than just looks. Today we will try to learn about the types which are not too many.

Compact Camera
Compact Camera

Point and shoot cameras are technically known as compact cameras. You do not need to do much. Just look in the eye-piece and click and you will have the picture. The biggest advantage of a compact camera is their small size. You can carry it along wherever you go. It does not weigh you down. However this is not a good option as the images will never be high quality. You will have to pay a fortune for the higher level compact cameras, the price for which you can get better cameras of other types.

Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR)
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR)

This is the most popular with amateur photographers nowadays. You can use you creativity with exposure and also the quality of images is better than compact cameras. They will have interchangeable lenses and you will have automatic as well as manual mode. This is the one I would like you to start with. The only disadvantage is that they are bulkier and would require a separate case to be carried along. Well nothing comes without disadvantages.

Mirrorless Camera
Mirrorless Camera

This is the newest technology. It has done away with bulkiness and has better image quality due to the better sensors. Well this I know very less about. So, I will elaborate some other time. They are expensive but worth if you are a professional.