What is Photography?

Photography is the process, activity and art of creating still or moving pictures by recording radiation on a sensitive medium, such as a photographic film, or an electronic sensor. Light patterns reflected or emitted from objects activate a sensitive chemical or electronic sensor during a timed exposure, usually through a photographic lens in a device known as a camera that also stores the resulting information chemically or electronically. Photography has many uses for business, science, art, and pleasure.

This is the basic and simple definition about the Photography. Do you think it is all?

My understanding says, making a photograph is just a Question and Answer kind of thing. When we see something through our eyes or imagining in our mind and that visual we want on a paper or a screen. A question exists.
This is the only time when the photographic process starts.

I hope you will not be agree with me. That is the only reason because I am starting this page on my website. I will put some Questions about the photography and will give you the answers the same time. If you also have any question in your mind about Photo making you can email me on and i will publish the answer of that on this page.

There can be a lot of questions you have about the photography in your mind. For your convenience I am making some category of those questions. I believe  there can be many but I am dividing them into five.

  1. About the Camera
  2. Composition
  3. Film or Digital image sensor
  4. Light 
  5. Printing


Q. What is the Camera?

A. Camera is a light tight box which has a lens on one end, and on other end that has a focal plane where we can place a film or CCD, on that we records images. These images can be still Photographs or moving images like video or movies.

Q. How Camera records images?

A. Now a days we have two types of cameras, traditional cameras and modern digital cameras. Traditional cameras capture light onto photographic film or plate, while digital cameras capture images onto a image sensor that called CCD (charge coupled device) or CMOS. Later on that sensor transfer this information to a memory stick or hard disk for storage.



Q. What is film format?

A. A film format is a technical definition of a set of standard characteristics regarding image capture on photographic film, for either stills or movies. It can also apply to projected film, either slides or movies.

Q. What is the Image sensor format?

A. In digital photography, the image sensor format is the shape and size of the image sensor.



Q. What is Rule of Thirds?

A. The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as photography, painting and designs. The rule of thirds states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.



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