Essay Photography 's Effect On Art

2387 Words Nov 17th, 2016 10 Pages
Photography’s Effect on Art When I was a senior in high school, I was able to attend a technical school for the second half of my day each day to take photography classes. I had always been interested in photography, but without any real knowledge on composing, taking, or editing pictures, I was unable to pursue the interest. I was nervous at first, a lot of the students there were in their second year and many of them had part time jobs in industry. It took a lot of work, but I started to understand exposure and aperture, how to get lighting to convey a message, and how use Photoshop and develop film. Photography is something I enjoyed, and something I miss. It’s able to connect people, capture priceless memories, and walk the line between reality and fiction. During my photography class, we studied a lot of different artists and art movement, and how those things related back to photography or the more traditional arts. We studied Van Gogh, and learned to take photos in a similar way to how he painted. We learned about Supremacism and how the idea of a fourth dimension took hold in many photographer’s art.
A Brief History
In 1826, the first photograph was taken by Nicephore Niepce, a French scientist who used the photo sensitivity of bitumen of Judea (Syrian Asphalt) to permanently affix a landscape and land himself the title of “Inventor of Photography”. But the story reaches back much farther than this, to the Renaissance, when the camera obscura was used by many…

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