A passion for PHOTOGRAPHY

It all began in the eleventh century with the Arab Ibn al-Haitham who analyzed the eclipses of the moon and the sun with a camera Obscura. In the 20th century, box-type devices were made, but the images were only obtained in black and white.

In the twentieth century Thomas Sutton, the photographer who together with James Clark Maxwell made the first color image, invented the first reflex camera.

There are different types of photographs, such as creative pictures, advertising photos, underwater scenes, atmospheric images …

Photography is the image of a fixed object, sensitive to light. Photography literally means drawing with light.

It is that enclosed moment that can be reality or fiction, it is used for many purposes, for example: passion, information, advertising, mood …

Everyone has their own interpretation of the image taken, it can express the thoughts of the photographer or the subject.

Steve Winter, Toby Keller, Damon Winter and Mike Murphy are some of the most famous photographers.

Steve Winteris a famous American reporter. He was a member of National Geographic and has won several awards such as The World Press Photo in both 2014 and 2008.

Damon Winter  is a New York Times photographer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his images of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.

One of the most famous images is that of the “First Man on the Moon”

It was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong who witnessed the arrival of the Apollo 11 mission on lunar soil.

The first photo in history was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 from a window in Burgundy using the heliography technique.

Photography is constantly evolving, both in terms of devices and techniques.

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Asia Corrado

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IIIA Liceo Linguistico di Chiaravalle Centrale (CZ)
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