Photography has come a long way since it was first invented.

14 January 2021

The first still image being captured by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, however the term “photography” wasn’t coined until 1839 and that was by Sir John Herschel from the Greek words “phos” (meaning light) and “graphê” (meaning drawing or writing). The word photography means “drawing with light”. This is particularly apt given the use of the Camera Obscura, using the same concept just without the light sensitive paper, has been used since 4th Century B.C.  

Many will recall the days where we would have had to load a camera into the back of a camera. Some might even remember the smell of developer fluid once the film was completed and then we would take said film into the darkroom to begin the process of transferring the images captured on the negatives onto photographic paper. 

Of course, photography has come a long way since 1839. It seems to have been a constantly evolving technology with photographs being made instant even before the age of the digital camera. Since the invention of, and easy access to, digital cameras it has become increasingly easy for anyone to take a photograph at any time. Of course, this doesn’t mean that everyone is taking outstanding photographs that truly do the subject justice. Unfortunately, quantity does not always go hand in hand with quality especially when modern “photographers” are using camera phones or similar quality cameras.  

We have found that the old adage that “an image is worth a thousand words” is still as true as ever. What must be considered is what each image is saying about the visuals that you want to portray in regard to its quality. A badly taken photograph will not exude professionalism. At Wolf Interactive, we have photographers with BA(Hons) Degree in photography and a plethora of experience to ensure that the images we capture for you, and that represent you, are always superior quality. 

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