How Does Photography Changed The World

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Photography Changed the World An image, in its most simple form, is produced in a dark box, with a small hole to let light in. However, the image is not permanent. In order to make the image stay, two photographers created two different processes. Louis Daguerre, who is credited with inventing photography, used a large polished sheet of copper that was sensitized by iodine vapor. Then he exposed it in a large box camera. Once the exposure was made, Daguerre developed the image in mercury fumes and stabilized it with salt water, creating what is known as the Daguerreotype. Henry-Fox Talbot used silver salt coated paper inside of his camera obscura, but only allowed the paper to be exposed for a limited time. After the exposure was created, …show more content…
They take already gorgeous and skinny women and Photoshop them to make them look even better. They can make food look better than it is by lighting techniques. Photographers only see a small slice of the world through their view finder and some people say that makes photographs a lie. They are false depictions of the truth, because photographs can be manipulated and changed. The photographer can decide what they want to put inside of their frame, and what to leave out. Not only that, but they can also use Photoshop to delete distracting parts of a photograph, or to add things into a photograph. Dorothy Lang’s photograph entitled the Migrant Mother, was altered. It is the photograph of the mother with her children sitting inside a lean-to tent. Not many know this about the photograph unless it has been pointed out to them. On the stick pole that is next to the mother in the photo, a thumb was taken out. The editor deemed the thumb to be distracting, because you could not see the arm or hand the thumb was attached to and it left the viewer wondering where the thumb came from. He instructed Lang to take it out, but if you look closely you can still see traces of where the thumb once sat. If this could be done during the dust bowl in the dark room, then one can imagine what can be done using Photoshop today. Not only could thumbs be taken out, but heads can be switched, faces cleared, models made skinnier and so many …show more content…
Currently photographs are everywhere. They are seen in advertisements, on book covers, they are seen at school, and many other places throughout ones day. Photographs have become everyday knowledge to most people. They do not see the difficulties of the Daguerreotypes. They do not see the gentle bliss of the Pictorialists. They do not see the struggle of breaking into the art world. They do not see the excitement of the first gallery exhibit that showed fine art photography. Photography is not just simply the advertisements some make. It is not just your family photograph. It is not just the million dollar, fine art prints that some buy. It is not the Photoshopping. It is not the compositing. Photography is its own society with its own language and history. Photography has not only struggled but it brings back the lives that have been lost and the laughter forgotten. Alfred Stieglitz once said, “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than

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