Exploring photography. The key to photography is to just do it. Take many pictures and try to reproduce what you like: find the right subject matter, the right lighting, the right composition, the right framing. Then you can work on things like cameras, lenses, film, apertures, depth of field, plane of focus, filters, steadying the camera, etc. This section will focus on the mechanics of photography and leave the artistry to you.

The word photography is derived from the Greek words for "light" and "writing". Hence, photography is in essence writing with light. A camera is a device used for photography. The simplest camera involves light passing through tiny holes. EGs:

Note that both of those methods involved the user hand-tracing the image. The first modern camera was invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826, when he was able to photo-mechanically/chemically record the image generated by a camera obscura. There have been many improvements since but the essence of the all cameras since is the same.

Just for personal convenience, here is my photography equipment:

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