Is your love for photography just too big and that it sometimes confuses you in which type to choose? Don’t worry! We got your back. We know it’s difficult to decide, there’s just too many beautiful things on earth to capture. However, before choosing your niche, it is crucial to know what types of photography there are.

So which type of photography should you master? If we think about it, there are more than 60 types of photography. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common types among them.

The word “photography” is Greek. In the oxford dictionary, it means the art of taking a photo, however in Greek, it means “drawing with light”. The word “photo” translates to light, and “graph” translates to drawing. There! You’re also learning Greek on your way.

The world’s first ever photo (shown above) was taken in 1826, by a French scientist named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. You probably knew this, but it is worth mentioning. The photo was titled “View from the Window at Le Gras” because it was taken from an upstairs window of a country home that belonged to his family.

The world’s largest photographic equipment manufacturer is Kodak, and their name has no meaning behind it… Kodak was founded in the 1800s by George Eastman and is known to be the first camera that can be afforded by the people for a dollar. I think many people loved and thanked George for this. Sadly, George committed suicide by shooting himself, and leaving a note behind saying, “To my friends, my work is done why wait?”

On average, 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook per day. What can we say, everybody loves the magical invention, and this world is just too beautiful not to take pictures. On another note, from the beginning of photography up to this day, it is estimated that over 3.8 trillion photos have been taken. Every 2 minutes, more pictures are taken than in the entire 1800s.

That’s a triple interesting fact right there.

Can you guess what is the world’s most viewed photo is? Okay, I don’t know if you guessed it right but… drum roll please. It’s the Windows XP’s default wallpaper. I just had a memory flashback to the year 2000. The artist of this image called “Bliss” is Charles O’Rear, and it is located in California, U.S.

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