Photography has become one of the most popular hobbies since the growing use of digital cameras. Photography gives freedom of expression through lenses making it a perfect blend of art, science and practice. Like all hobbies, photography can be a great stress buster. Photographers can find great pleasure and satisfaction in capturing moments and telling stories through pictures.
The best part about photography today is that it doesn’t take much to get started. With basic lessons on techniques and a camera in hand—one can easily learn and pursue their passion. It can be a bit expensive hobby compared to other hobbies because of the cost of digital cameras and supporting equipment. But the investment can be worthwhile, if you pursue seriously and push yourself to go beyond amateur photography. Many hobbyist with a knack of good skills are increasingly supporting their mainstream profession with photography. There are many conventional professionals such as doctors, lawyers, designers, businessmen, who pursue photography as their secondary profession. Overall, photography lets you have fun with gadgets and teaches you to appreciate the beauty of world and find joy in minute details.
Quote: “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”
– George Eastman, Founder the Eastman Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream.
Trivia: The first digital camera was invented and built in 1975 by Steve Sasson who was an engineer at Eastman Kodak. Early uses were mainly scientific and military. Digital cameras became a mainstream consumer product only in 1990s.