Photography and its history

Photography. The word photography literally means “drawing with light,” which derives from the greek root photo. Photo means light and graph, or to draw. Photography is the process of recording an image – or photograph – on light sensitive film, or in the case of digital photo, via a digital electronic or magnetic memory.

I personally LOVE photography. I think it’s really important. I think it’s important because you can make a lot of money with photography. It’s also a really good way to show what kind of style you have. Things you enjoy looking at or taking photographs of tell a lot about you.

Here is a fun fact about photography — Did you know the first color photograph was taken in 1861? In 1861, Thomas Sutton suggested the process to create the world’s first color image. The result of layering three separate images of red, green, and blue filters. These were then projected onto a photosensitive plate with the corresponding filters. The photography world owes a lot to Sutton.

If you are interested in photography, there are classes offered in high school. Ms. Boncore, our art teacher, can help point you in the right direction. You can also contribute your photographs to Mrs. Miller for use in Lengel Lingo or the Lengel yearbook.