The Importance of the Camera in Photojournalism
– Photojournalism began with the invention of the camera. The first camera was invented by Alexander Wolcott. His camera was patented on May 8th, 1840. Without the invention of the camera photojournalism would have never had a chance to influence the minds of its viewers the way that it does today. Visuals put everything into perspective for people, written language and words on a paper mean something but when a reader can actually see what it going on, it brings those words to reality. Photojournalism is the inevitable combination of photography and Journalism; this name for the combination is credited to Frank Luther Mott, the Dean of the Journalism department at the University of Missouri….
The History of Photography and the Camera
– Photography has come a long way from the first camera all the way until today. In this essay I’ll begin by explaining how the first aspect called the Camera Obscura started. The Camera Obscura was first developed and explained in ancient times during the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. It was first developed by the Chinese and Greeks and also later studied by other philosophers in Ancient Times. It is used to create images that are transmitted through a pinhole camera on a wall that is in a darkened room….
George Eastman and the Kodak Camera
– “Eastman’s improvements had the effect of moving photography from the professional’s studio, where it had evolved from the realm of portraiture and art, to the world of the general consumer,”(Carlisle 247). Photography was a difficult hobby or profession to have in the mid- 1800s. It was difficult because it needed essential pieces of equipment in order to even come out with a decent picture. Cameras were normally five by eight inches, and all the equipment that was needed was a hassle to carry (Buckland and Lefer 250)….
The Development of Heavy Equipment
– Imagine a world where the only earthmoving is what can shovel, and everything was pulled by draft animals. Up until 1850, when the steam traction was popularized, man power, draft animals, and a few simple machines was how earth was moved. Without the ability to change the contour of the land, structures had to be built in areas where the land had the proper contour. The need to move more earth more efficiently and change the lay of the land would grow as time went on. The power of steam has long been know….
How to Take Professional Quality Pictures with a Digital SLR Camera
– A former point-and-shoot photographer can take professional quality pictures with a digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera by learning about and experimenting with its complex operations. There are many advantages to making the transition from a point-and-shoot digital camera to a digital SLR camera. These include capturing images “more quickly, more flexibly, and with more creativity” (Busch, Digital 9). Furthermore, taking photos with a digital SLR camera reduces the amount of time that otherwise would be spent editing with photo-editing software to improve the quality of the photos….