Three Inventions That Changed Photography
Wedding ceremonies are among life’s most important occasions. For this reason, a lot of people want to preserve details of their weddings. They want to show their kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren (if they live that long) how ‘amazing’ they looked on their special day. And the more vibrant the ‘record’ that can be held, the better.Now while wedding photography is an important part of current weddings, with even newlyweds in the remotest parts of the earth building an effort to at least find a photographer because of their weddings, this has not generally been the case. After all, photography is a fairly current invention; it was created in 1826. Worth noting too is the fact that photography, in its beginning, was a costly venture; which means that much because they would have enjoyed it, many wedding partners could not really afford the ‘luxury’ of wedding ceremony photography,There are three innovations, or rather developments in the technologies of photography, that have helped to truly transformed wedding photography – for the better.
One of these had been miniaturization of the camera.
Now, digital cameras are expected – by definition – to be fairly small and easily convenient. However that has not always been the situation. Early cameras appeared more or less like current day’s X-ray machines. They were the types of machine that filled a room! Plus they were certainly not the types of machines that a person could carry around. Their own uses were known to be limited to studios where they were stored; so that people who had to be photographed had to go to the studios for the reason. This meant that they were mostly useless, as much as wedding photography. A couple that preferred to be photographed on their big day could not get snapped during the wedding ceremony itself, but instead had to wait till after the wedding ceremony – to go to the studio and get snapped. This was off-putting – and for partners that were not too emotional, it is something they could not bring themselves to undertake.
Second was the production of color photography.
Also all know, weddings are often very colorful events. However first photography was in black and white, which means that there was no methods for bringing out the color in them. This certainly was to change in the first 20th century when color photography – though costly then – came into being. Through this discovery, even newlyweds who were financially limited found themselves being lured to bear a huge charge, just to have the wedding pictures in color.
Third was the improvement of digital photography, a relatively recent creation.
Something that digital photography was recognized to do is to turn everyone into a photographer: a great departure from the situation before, when photography was a skill for the ‘professional’ photographers only. Thus in modern weddings, you will not only see the recognized photographer with a digital camera, but also the good friends and relatives from the couple clicking away, some on their cell phones (as many phones these days come loaded with digital cameras). One more thing that digital photography has been doing is to make photography affordable. Thus a couple can take as many pictures on their wedding day as they want, without having the worry of running out of photographic film – a major issue with traditional wedding photography