Photography Introduction

In the first session for Photography, we went through the history, which included William Fox Talbot and the first negative, George Eastman and the middle class, The Illustrated London News, Thomas Wedgwood and the fine china images, and the 1950’s when television was invented and things became more visual.

We then refreshed our camera knowledge by going through camera options. For example, manual: controlling the shutter speed and aperture, auto: sets shutter speed and aperture automatically, shutter speed: control of shutter speed, automatically sets aperture, and aperture: control of aperture, shutter speed sets automatically in accordance.

As well as this, we looked at the formal elements of a photograph, which included colour, line, perspective, texture, patterns, shadow/form, thirds, diagonals, spirals, and triangles.