The biggest gift of mankind to itself is the “CAMERA” which posses the power to capture precious memories.its not just an object that one should have, its the thing that everyone wants to have so that he can capture and protect his memories in form of photographs and look back on them after many years and live those moments again.
The first partially successful photograph of a camera image was made in approximately 1816 by Nicéphore Niépce, using a very small camera of his own making and a piece of paper coated with silver chloride, which darkened where it was exposed to light. thanks to this man that started a revolution and as generation passed many others like Niepce came forward with modified cameras , the size of camera began to shrink and now we all have got a nano camera fitted in our cellphones. camera produces the hard copy of image captured and is globally known as a PHOTOGRAPH. A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene’s visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process and practice of creating photographs is called photography. The word “photograph” was coined in 1839 by Sir John Herschel and is based on the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with light”.
people have different perspectives, some relate camera with life, some say ‘ it teaches people how to see without a camera’, yeah i appreciate their sayings, apart from all i believe camera helps to recreate or regenerate the lost moments in your mind, it takes you in an imaginary world of hidden old memories deep in your heart, it rejuvenates your youth, it encourages you to see more of ahead.
when I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not. As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
― Ansel Adams