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Interested in learning about photography? If you are, you can always search how. If you try searching the internet, there are several sites that could give you tips on how to go about it. If you also have the time, you can visit bookstores and go to the photography section. There are informative books that may help in your search for information.

Defining Photography
Photography in general is a process. It is the art of taking pictures and preserving the beauty of a moment. It can be a hobby for some people, but it is an expensive one. Some really opt to study courses on it while others engage in do-it-yourself courses. In the history of the term, photography was created from the Greek root words meaning: photos, light, and drawing. When combined together, the term became photography, meaning drawing with light.

As a Showcase of Art
How is photography showcased as an art form? It is quite simple actually. Photography in itself is art. From the process of choosing a subject to shoot, to the way it will be shot and to the finished product which is a photo. The way one chooses to preserve the moment is art as it would help others to see the beauty of what the photographer sees. Some even hold exhibits of the photographs they took for others to see. As they also say, a picture speaks a thousand words. Even the simplest picture and subject has a deeper meaning to it. At times it is as obvious to the audience as it is to the photographer, but there are also times wherein one has to look deeper into the picture itself as the meaning might be hidden. Also, as they say, the more candid the photo is, the truer it is. As one can notice, most of the candid shots are not only natural looking but it can also be said that the moment or scenario is definitely caught on camera.

Equipment and Technique
A camera is, of course, the essential equipment for photography. If you are still a beginner, your camera does not need to be that of professional photographers. One can start with using digital cameras for starters. If one takes interest in the field, he or she should not immediately stress out on the quality of the camera. It is not in the camera as any camera has the capability to produce an amazing and breath taking picture. Also, the success of a photo depends mainly on what it is composed of: what the photographer decides to include in the picture and how it is projected.

For the effects, it is also a matter of choosing the right shooting mode, right angles and lighting. The right lighting would add more beauty to the picture as it would add to the natural effects to highlight the subject of the photograph. If one wants to play with the built-in effects of the camera, he or she must study it before shooting.

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