Photography became an art largely due to the efforts of Alfred Stieglitz. In the early 20th century, Stieglitz used his influence to bolster support that photography was an art, which eventually led to him being the firs... More »

According to Cornell University, because photography could record visual data better than an artist could, artists began to look for other emphases in rendering reality. This led to a number of modern movements in painti... More »

Photography is the series of actions involving light or electromagnetic radiation to record images of objects on various surfaces. Photography always requires light to duplicate the real-life image being taken. Photograp... More »

Photography is part of the evolution of the human desire to capture and express life; since the earliest days of artistic expression and documentation in the form of cave paintings, humans have been attempting to capture... More »

There are a number of online photography courses that are ideal for a beginner, including the Introduction to Photography and Related Media — part of the M.I.T. open courseware — for example. This course, along with othe... More »

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Photography is important to society because it enables the diffusion of objective information through the visual capture of things as they really are. Photography allows people to accurately familiarize themselves with f... More »

Photography has changed the world by allowing people to see distant places and foreign people. Photography made images more democratic. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, only members of the upper classes could have... More »