A Brief History of Photography

As digicam expertise continues to advance at stomach-churning velocity, it is likely to be smart to remind ourselves of simply how far we have come, because it’s really easy to get caught up within the endless lust for the following shiny new toy. Sometimes, our give attention to processors and edge-to-edge sharpness make us neglect in regards to the artwork, the craft, and the photographers that got here earlier than us, so sit again and luxuriate in this brief hop by the historical past of pictures.

In this video from one of the world’s most well-known public sale homes, Christie’s, Darius Himes, its International Head of Photographs, educates us on the primary photographic applied sciences proper up by the adoption of coloration pictures after which on to extra up to date work. If you are unfamiliar with the historical past of the craft, it is a captivating introduction and an ideal jumping-off level to discover the work of some of the extra well-known names within the business.

Videos like this are additionally, I imagine, vital to deliver context to the craft we purport to care about a lot. So a lot time is spent — largely on-line — participating in vapid, contrived arguments in regards to the newest tech. I ought to know; I’m one of these individuals. But in the end, these applied sciences will not make me a greater photographer. The solely technique to get higher is by finding out different photographers and artwork after which exploring my very own concepts with the digicam I’ve now.

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