Looking at photographs is like travelling in time. If one has ever clicked a photograph he/she knows that every photograph is a method of expression. The mood and effect of the photograph not only depends on the subjects of the photograph but also on the imagination of the photographer. Hence I believe that photography is an art form just like painting and dance or music.
The development in science and technology has been reflected in the development of photography techniques. In the beginning years of the art, pinhole cameras were used to create pictures on plates.
The Digital Age brought a new revolution in photography technology. Photography now became easier than ever. One could click images instantly and see them instantly on hand held devices. The age of videography also developed rapidly with the advent of digital technologies. Now there were no limits on the number of images you could take at once. Memory cards became cheap and easily available. Today we live in an age where even 5-6 year old kids handle cameras with ease and proficiency.
With the freedom of clicking large number of images instantly came a drawback. With a rise in quantity came a fall in quality, not in terms of resolution or any other technical aspect but at an aesthetic level. People seldom appreciate the importance of a photograph these days and the power it yields. A photograph can make you laugh, it can make you cry, and it has the power to bring change.