Outline of photography

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

Photography is the 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?[edit]

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[edit]

Camera and photography equipment[edit]

Photographic processing[edit]

Photographic techniques[edit]

History of photography[edit]

General photography concepts[edit]

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