For those of you who did not know, landscape photography is intended to show off different spaces and places in the world. These images sometimes capture vast and unending scenes, but sometimes these images can be microscopic as well. Landscape Photography typically captures the presence of nature and are often free of man-made obstructions. But nowadays images in this genre includes urban settings, industrial areas, and nature photography. This genre has been generally aided by colour and digital photography.
For those of you who did not know, the first permanent photograph was an image produced in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (an inventor from France). Colour photography was explored throughout the 19th century but initial experiments in color resulted in projected temporary images, rather than permanent color images. You probably did not know this, but the first colour photo (which was an additive projected image of a tartan ribbon) was taken in 1861 by the James Clerk Maxwell (A physicist in Scotland). And digital photography slowly developed throughout the 20th Century. In 1986 Kodak introduced the world’s first megapixel sensor but digital cameras only really became truly available to the public in the early 21st Century.
Nowadays cameras with sensors higher than 10 megapixels are not uncommon. Digital cameras have become quite affordable and nowadays most cell phones have cameras with at least 3 megapixels. Websites like Facebook and Flickr are hosting billions of photos online and are encouraging users to upload their photos. Landscape Photography has definitely gone mainstream because of this, if you ask me.
One thing that all this tells us is that the human race is quite fond of photography and for this reason today’s blog post features 9 stunning examples of landscape photography:
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