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Photography – an art, a science, and a job

Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)
Photography (Source: SamAlive/Flickr)

Main Points:

Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.

So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:

http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)
Camera and photography (Source: Anonymous)

Study Further:

Photo is a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide. It is recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material. The process of taking photos is known as photography. It is a science and art, and immediately after the invention of this process, it became a kind of job too.

Photography as an art

“I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.” – Fay Godwin

Photos help us to capture beautiful and unique moments in our life. They can make us laugh and they can also bring tears in our eyes. They can remind us of our past and they can inspire to do something great in our future. They make us creative and imaginative. A simple idea for creative photography is “Imagine novelty”.

Remember, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

Photography as a science

“Photography is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

Physics and chemistry is also involved behind the science of photography. Cameras for photography have lenses with particular focus and aperture. Light is involved in capturing those beautiful moments. Photography is also related to science in many other aspects as, for example, scientists have found that learning a new and mentally demanding skill such as photography can help in improving cognitive functioning (Park et al., 2013). In another study, scientists found that (edited) photos can manipulate our memories (Sacchi et al., 2007).

Photography as a job

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” – Anonymous

Photos can also help us in earning money. People can make a good amount from photography. They adapt the profession of “photojournalism” or work as freelancers.

In the present technology of internet, it is easy for anyone to sell his or her photos online. Many free stock photo sites are available on internet and some of them are Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and Fotolia. You can join these sites and start earning by selling your photos and images. Interestingly, you can also make money by referring other people to these sites. One of my recently explored sites is Dreamstime. You can register yourself on the site here: http://www.dreamstime.com/register#res11512567

Sources:
Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013). The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project Psychological Science, 25 (1), 103-112 DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592

Sacchi, D., Agnoli, F., & Loftus, E. (2007). Changing history: doctored photographs affect memory for past public events Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (8), 1005-1022 DOI: 10.1002/acp.1394

Researchers target smartphone cameras with “smart glass” micro-iris

iPhone-4S camera (Credit: Flickr)Main Point:

A small, low-powered camera component made from a “smart glass” material has been created by a group of researchers in Germany with the hope of inspiring the next generation of smartphone cameras.

Published in:

Journal of Optics

Study Further:

The micro-iris is an electro-chemical equivalent to the bulky, mechanical blades that are usually found in cameras and has very low power consumption, making it an ideal component for a wide-range of camera-integrated consumer devices.

The device and the first results of its performance have been presented in a study published today, 19 June, in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Optics. Continue reading Researchers target smartphone cameras with “smart glass” micro-iris

Wonderful “yin and yang” photo of Saturn’s moon – Iapetus

Yin and Yand appearance of Iapetus (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)
Yin and Yand appearance of Iapetus (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

NASA has recently added the “yin and yang” appearance of Iapetus. This is really an amazing and unusual image of anything seen in space.

Iapetus:

Iapetus is a moon of Saturn discovered by Cassini in 1671. It has a diameter of 1,471 km (914 miles) and a density only 1.2 times that of liquid water. It has about 75% of ice and about 25% rock. It revolves at 3,561,300 km (2,213,000 miles) from Saturn.

It has been usually called as the yin and yang of the Saturn moons.

About this Picture:

This image of Iapetus was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 30, 2013, from a distance of about 1.5 million miles (2.5 million kilometers) from the moon. The resolution is about 9 miles (15 kilometers) per pixel. This image has been magnified by a factor of 1.5. In this image, North is up and rotated 30 degrees to the right.

According to NASA, “a runaway migration of ice on the surface, triggered by a preferential initial darkening and consequential warming of the leading hemisphere of the moon by infalling debris from the outer moon Phoebe” is probably the reason of this appearance of Iapetus.

Source:

Iapetus: Overview – NASA (http://goo.gl/t8RGcq)

PIA17142: Yin and Yang – NASA (http://goo.gl/uMDCzz)

John Lennon and Mercury has something in common

John Lennon Crater on Mercury (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)
John Lennon Crater on Mercury (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

Now Mercury has a crater named after English musician/singer/songwriter John Lennon (1940-1980), i.e. Lennon crater that has recently been named.

This crater is about 95 km (59 mi.) in diameter. The resolution of the image is showing 165 meters/pixel. Continue reading John Lennon and Mercury has something in common

Beautiful photos of Saturn and its moons released by NASA

Saturn’s southern hemisphere images from a million miles away (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)
Saturn’s southern hemisphere images from a million miles away (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

NASA has recently released new images of the planet Saturn and its moons. These images have been obtained from the Cassini spacecraft earlier this year.

Saturn looks like an ornament in one image having a jet stream and hurricane-like storm at its north pole. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, has also been imaged with the Cassini. Image shows the hazy atmosphere and hydrocarbon lakes on the moon. On the other hand, Enceladus, an icy Saturn moon looks like a white snowball. Continue reading Beautiful photos of Saturn and its moons released by NASA