What does photo mean?
The word ‘photography’ comes from the Greek words ‘photo’ (Greek for light) and ‘graphein’ (to draw). This means that it’s a drawing of a scene or subject using light, rather than paint.
Photographs are a common visual medium in everyday life and are used for many purposes such as documenting events, communicating information, and extending human knowledge and understanding of the world around us. They are also widely used in the arts as a way to express ideas, storytelling, and abstraction.
In the past ‘photography’ was the process of capturing images on photographic film or paper. However, with the advent of the digital age this has changed and photos can now be made with a computer, either as pixels on a screen or as a series of 1s and 0s on a hard drive.
This new way of creating images has opened up the creative process in ways that could not have been imagined even just a few decades ago. It has given people the chance to create, record, and share their experiences and emotions with a greater audience than ever before.
It has also made photography more accessible and affordable for all to enjoy. As a result, it has become a ubiquitous part of society.
Despite the many changes that have taken place in the history of photography, one thing remains constant and that is the power of images to communicate. A good photograph is an image that conveys the photographer’s vision and expression of a subject in a manner that communicates a sense of emotion and/or experience to the viewer.