Photography Essay Topics

Jeff Wall Photography

Jeff Wall’s photography is a mixed media event that indulges more in narrative than in color, although color is an important part of his composition. Wall’s photograph is unique as well as reminiscent: his work builds off of the work of Delecroix and Manet. In this fashion Wall’s work combines a sense of artistic style… View Article

How to Take a Good Photograph?

* Always remember that: the most fundamental element in taking a good photograph is composition. Modern automatic cameras can sort out focusing, lighting and other matters for you, but you have to chose where to point the camera and how to compose the picture. So take a few seconds to choose a good composition taking… View Article

Types of photography

i) Introduction Photography can be defined by the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like. It also can be define by the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light. Photography is definitely worth a thousand… View Article

Through the Camera Lens

Photos for many serve as graphic records of a particular time.  It is not unusual that the sight of photographs can give way to a great time of bonding and reminiscing about days gone past.  The newspapers and other print media have recognized the power of a photo to make a story come alive and… View Article

Public Art

The core exhibition will be based on the work of two chosen photographers due to the inability to investigate a larger number , this is because they are too many and wide spread that an attempt to look at all of them would be almost impossible , costly and time consuming. The programme will show… View Article

Fun, Family and Flashbacks

The beauty of photographs is that they can frame one single split-second moment of your life to help you remember good times. The rest of the story on how you got to the picture or what happened after becomes history and remains a flitting memory that may or may not be triggered to resurface once… View Article


The purpose of photography is to present to the viewer a view of the world that is not normally seen. With the advent of fashion photography however, the view of this world is skewered. Fashion models do not present a true reality but a made-up world in which being too thin is regarded as high… View Article


Fashion photography is about portability and malleability. A model can be incorporated into a fantastical environment for which only the word surreal can be used to define. In modern day photography there is a myriad of photographers each striving for a new lens, a new way in which to portray a fantastic image. In the… View Article

Photography Merge Into Art

Photography is traditionally regarded positioned at the lightweight end of photographic practice and on the fringe of a true art-form. “Its close relationship to the economic imperatives of turnover makes the art photograph the transitory image par excellence. ” However photography has emerged as a ubiquitous representational form, “with us from sunrise to sunset, in… View Article

People Behind the View Finder: Two of Today’s Photographers

In the modern day, high-end businesses and other organizations have been using photographs as a means of selling a product or the company image. However, as part of the contemporary notion of freedom of speech and art, photographers used this medium to also portray stories of people across the world.             The reality others do… View Article

Pictures Description

Picture 1 The photograph depicts a distorted picture of events, as events were restricted to children, as of they were the worst hit by the war.  Humans have a way of fighting their battles; they either wait until events reach the peak and revolt in violence or until the causative agent ceases to exist.  The… View Article

The Effect of the Art of Photography to Gender Issues

Ever since its conception, art has played a huge role in the shaping and reshaping of history, the society and the community. They have been a part of the world of ideologies and idealism, seen as components of propagandas, rallies, and even in intellectual wars. It can never be said that art did not influence… View Article

Why Photographers Should Go Digital?

Historical Background The principles involved in photography are trace back in history to the age of Aristotle, whence a film less version was used as a sketching device for artists. This device had a light box a lens and translucent screen at opposite side. An inverted image was traced on the screen through the lens…. View Article

Photography Richard Avedon

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”—these are just of the famous words of one of the greatest photographers of out time, Richard Avedon.                 In March 15, 1923, a Russian-Jewish immigrant couple gave birth to a baby boy. His name is Richard Avedon. No one thought that he would become one… View Article

Photographing architecture

Introduction: Words are like bricks. If the bricks are of even size, arranged properly, the structure will be fine and sturdy. If the bricks are weak, broken and arranged by an imperfect mason, the results are obvious. So is the case with literature. Appropriate words needs to be used at the appropriate place; the outcome… View Article

The Prehistory of Photography and its Reflection in Modern Society

Before Sir John Herschel conceptualized the term “photography” by defining it as “writing with light” in 1839, hundreds of years of research and history are accounted for the development of the understanding of photography in modern times. The development of photography started with one of the greatest Greek thinkers of all times, Aristotle (384-322 BC)…. View Article

The Family Photograph Album

Research and discuss the family photograph album. How and why is the family album used to construct notions of identity? Introduction Family photo albums have existed in many different forms. Not only as a personal flick book documentation containing “the chronicles of a family’s private story” (Fong, 2004, p.86) capturing special moments and events of… View Article

Walter Benjamin’s account of social class and photography

Walter Bendix Schonflies Benjamin was born in July 15, 1892 in Berlin, German. He was many things rolled in one: sociologist, essayist, philosopher, translator, literary critic. Occasionally, he was associated with critical theory school of Frankfurt, as he wrote extensively on cultural and sociological thoughts and contributed greatly to the Western Marxism and aesthetic theory…. View Article

Introductory Speech

Introduction: Someone once said; a picture paints a thousand words. To me that’s a hundred percent true. I started photography when I was at a young age, around twelve. I carried my camera everywhere I went to capture every memory, every scenery that was around me in one simple photo. I love the fact that… View Article

Black and White Photography

Black and white photography can be misunderstood in a modern artistic perspective. This type of photographic depiction is captivating and speaks through the image into the mind where it processes the lack of color by visualizing the depth and contrast vividly. An image that used in colorless photography was seen prior to the 20th century… View Article

Photo Manipulation and Our Society

Almost everything we see today from the billboard ads to magazine covers, we see several photographs that are purposefully manipulated to either sell a product or an idea. By seeing these photos we somehow ingrain in our memory the concept being conveyed through them. From perfect cookie cutter models and artists to the overly manipulated… View Article

The Paparrazzi

The paparazzi is a freelance photographer, especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication. Paparazzi is a fusion of the Italien words papatacci, meaning gnat and razzi meaning the popping of flashlights. Paparazzi photographers are fueled by large sums of money offered by the tabloid press. No major celebrity can avoid them. Though… View Article

Marketing Plan Proposal

I will develop a marketing plan for my company’s new product, the “Walker Photo Display & Storage Solutions” product I will introduce on the global market next year sometime. The “Walker Photo Display & Storage Solutions” product will allow any kind of loose photographs to be easily displayed in a collage format on any bare… View Article

Pin Hole Camera

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. The human eye in bright light… View Article

Public Relations Assignment 5 Kodak

Kodak has a long history that spans over 130 years. Founder George Eastman patents photographic film stored in a roll in 1884. In 1888 he implemented the first camera to complement his film roll. Kodak was then founded in Rochester, New York in the early 1890’s and by 1900 the Brownie camera was made a… View Article

The First Camera

The camera is a great invention. It allows us to do anything from taking pictures of our loved ones and capturing memories to making fine art. But this makes me think, what was the first camera like? Before there where cameras like the ones we use today, photos were taken using the camera obscura. They… View Article

Manipulation of Truth in the Realm of Visual Representation

The evolution of digital photography in the 1990s brought about dramatic changes in the art of capturing photos and their interpretation. Though pictures were manipulated in the past too, digital photography gave photo manipulation added dimensions. There exist varying institutions that make use of photographs to each serve their purposes. In this paper, I am… View Article

Kevin Carter

Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph made by Kevin Carter in 1993 I decided to describe the story behind this photograph, because of two reasons. The first one is a book I am reading now: ‘The Bang – Bang Club’. Kevin Carter – the author of this photograph belonged to this four-member club of South African photographers. The… View Article

Business Law

Peter approached you for advice on his purchase of a camera. He recently took up photography as a hobby and started to look for cameras. Based on his friends’ suggestion, he went to the IT show last weekend and bought a camera after bargaining with the sales personnel. Peter selected the camera model XYZ from… View Article

Confusing Truth

1. 1 Introduction Before the advent of digital imaging, we rely on paintings and books to record for documentary use. While paintings and books suggest the clear separation of what is truth and what is falsehood, people believe that camera is trustworthy and photos taken from it are the truth because camera is a machine… View Article