Basic Informations about Photography

Photography Can be defined as an art, science, or practice of creating pictures by recording radiation on a radiation-sensitive medium, such as a photographic film, or electronic image sensors or camera. (A camera is a device that records and stores images. These images may be still photographs or moving images such as videos or movies. The term camera comes from the camera obscura (Latin for “dark chamber“), an early mechanism for projecting images. The still camera takes one photo each time the user presses the shutter button. A typical movie camera continuously takes 24 film frames per second as long as the user holds down the shutter button, or until the shutter button is pressed a second time).


Photography is an expansive art form that includes more than just portraiture, landscape or glamor photography. A professional photographer may work in photojournalism, an amateur may be particularly interested in macrophotography.Accordion to


We can separate photography into the following categories :

  1. Photojournalism
  2. Documentary Photography
  3. Action Photography
  4. Macrophotography
  5. Microphotography
  6. Glamour Photography
  7. Aerial Photography
  8. Underwater Photography
  9. Art Photography
  10. Portraiture
  11. Wedding Photography
  12. Advertising Photography
  13. Travel Photography