Photography gained the interest of many scientists and artists from its inception. The first permanent photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. Scientists have used photography to record and study movements, such as Eadweard Muybridge’s study of human and animal locomotion in 1887. Artists are equally interested by these aspects. Military, police and security forces use photography for surveillance, recognition and data storage. Photography is used to preserve memories of favorites and as a source of entertainment.
The commercial photographic world can be broken down to:
- Advertising photography
- Fashion and glamour photography
- Still life photography
- Editorial photography
- Portrait and wedding photography
- Fine art photography
- Landscape photography
The market for photographic services demonstrates the aphorism “one picture is worth a thousand words” which has an interesting basis in the history of photography. Magazines and newspapers, companies putting up web sites, advertising agencies and other groups pay for photography.
So, keeping all these views and interests in mind, we have generated a “Photography Club”. We hope that this endeavor shall not only broaden the horizons of our students but also nurture and build up their hidden talents in photography along with their academic skills.