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Outline of photography

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Outline of photography

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to photography:

Photography – process of making pictures by the action of recording light patterns, reflected or emitted from objects, on a photosensitive medium or an image sensor through a timed exposure. The process is done through mechanical, chemical or electronic devices known as cameras.


  • What type of thing is photography? 1
  • Forms of photography 2
  • Camera and photography equipment 3
  • Photographic processing 4
  • Photographic techniques 5
  • History of photography 6
  • General photography concepts 7
  • Lists 8
  • See also 9
  • External links 10

What type of thing is photography?

Photography can be described as all of the following:

  • Art – aesthetic expression for presentation or performance, and the work produced from this activity. (The art of) Photography produces photographs (art).
    • One of the arts – as an art form, painting is an outlet of human expression, that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture. Photography creates a physical manifestation of the internal human creative impulse.
      • A branch of the visual arts – visual arts is a class of art forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and others, that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature.

Forms of photography

Camera and photography equipment

Photographic processing

Photographic techniques

History of photography

General photography concepts


See also

External links

  • Daguerreotype to Digital: A Brief History of the Photographic Process From the State Library & Archives of Florida.
  • Judging the authenticity of Photographs: 1800s to Today Guide for collectors and historians
  • Rarities of the USSR photochronicles Pioneers of Soviet Photography.
  • "Every Picture Has a Story" - uses pictures from the Smithsonian's collections to show the development of the technology through the nineteenth century.
  • Shades of Light (Australian Photography 1839 - 1988) the online version of the original Shades of Light published 1998, Gael Newton, National Gallery of Australia.
  • Illustrated Photography - Basic Photography - The basics of photography explained in a series of articles.
  • Camera Obscura - digital library on the history photographic techniques
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