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PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE NEW ERA CAREER

I am glad to be in the midst of this audience which include creative artists. Photography is a very fascinating art, but unfortunately, my knowledge of this art is limited. I am sure by the time I leave this place, I will be more knowledgeable so as to take beautiful impressions of this meet.

Photography has always been a perplexing subject to my mind. As a child, I always wondered how a small box like device could record permanent images. Later on, in school physics, I learnt that it is the action of rays of light refracted by a lens in the camera onto a film or an optically sensitive surface that produced such an image.

Photography is an art which is totally revolutionized by science. Initially, it was physics and chemistry. Later it was physics which led to digital photography. The artistic aspirations of two French men led to the invention of the first commercially successful process of photography in 1837 - photographs produced by silver plate and mercury vapour. In 1841 came the negative - positive collotype process, the front runner of modern photographic techniques. Now it is the digital or electronic era of photography.

And I read in the Times of India a couple of days ago, about alternative photography which is other than the usual analogue, film and digital ways of creating images. Thus in the last two centuries photography has undergone tremendous evolution due to technological advancements.

Photography was meant to depict and document the real world, but now it can create an imaginary world. My friend Mrs. Roy can create a picture of a beautiful bride and also a handsome groom.

From portraiture and landscape photography to pictorialism, hazy images that resembled paintings to sharply focused detailed images, this art developed boundlessly, benefiting science, technology, information and entertainment.

Whether as a hobby or a commercial activity photography has now become a part and parcel of human life. Facebook, twitter, instagrams and electronic media as a whole would not exist if not for digital or electronic photography. Scientific research which include medical advances would not happen. We could see Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, thanks to photography. Human cavities comes under direct vision through tiniest of the cameras, enabling diagnostic and surgical procedures.

As technological advances improve photographic equipment, material and techniques, the scope of photography will continue to expand. I do not know if there is any learning centre of this art in our country. This Association can explore the possibility of starting one such centre in Goa with Government collaboration.

Photography has surely become a new age career .
It is always a pleasure to talk to an audience which includes creative artists. Photography is a wide ranging subject of which I have a limited understanding. But this meet gives me an insight of this fascinating art which enables me to carry back beautiful impressions of this photo print contest cum exhibition.

This fascinating art has always perplexed me. As a child, I wondered how a small box like device could record permanent images/pictures. Later on, in school physics, I learnt that it is the action of rays of light refracted by a lens in that small box called camera, onto a film or an optically sensitive surface that produced such an image.

Photography is an art, revolutionized by science - initially, by both physics and chemistry. Later on by physics only which led to digital photography. The artistic aspirations of two French men in 1837 led to the invention of the first commercially successful process of photography - photographs produced by silver plate and mercury vapour. In 1841 came the negative - positive collotype process, the front runner of modern photographic techniques. Now it is the digital or electronic era of photography.

And I read in the Times of India a couple of days ago, about alternative photography which is other than the usual analogue, film and digital ways of creating images. Such is the tremendous evolution, photography has undergone in the last couple of centuries as a result of technological advancements. Photography needs technology for its advancement and vice versa. There is symbiosis between both.

Photography was used to depict and document the real world, but now it is used to create an imaginary world. My friend Mrs. Roy can create a picture of any young woman as a beautiful bride as also of any young man as a handsome groom. From portraiture and landscape photography to pictorialism, from hazy images that resembled paintings to sharply focused detailed images, this art has progressed boundlessly, to benefit science, technology, information and entertainment.

Whether as a hobby, scientific or a commercial activity, photography has now become a part and parcel of human life. Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams and electronic media as a whole would not exist if not for digital or electronic photography. Research in science would be hampered. We could see Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, thanks to photography. We can see pictures of Mars and other satellites of earth. Human cavities come under direct vision through tiniest of the cameras, enabling diagnostic and surgical procedures.

As technological advances improve photographic equipment, material and techniques, the scope of photography will continue to expand. I do not know if there are any learning centers of this art in our country. This Association can explore the possibility of starting one such centre in Goa with Government collaboration. Photography has surely become a new age career. I thank the organizers for having invited me to this beautiful contest. Wish you success in your future endeavors.