Every day, millions of people in the world take photos because nowadays they only have to take, aim and touch their mobile phone on the screen.
It is therefore difficult to think that only 200 years ago, human beings did not have the possibility – even at a distance – to capture a moment, let alone to share it with the whole world.
There is a history of the study and description of dark cameras ] and stenopos from the year 400 and 300 BC, by the Chinese philosopher Mo Di and the Greek philosopher Aristotle who could be the first forerunners of the camera.
"Photography bears witness to the past, the present and the future of mankind, it is that small period in which the obturator records the right moment", says Arturo Monroy Hildegarde photojournalist at Notimex, news agency of the Mexican state.
According to him photography is the memory of Man in his history and the common denominator is that it becomes a living witness to our evolution as a human being and the environment that surrounds us.
1490 Leonardo Da Vinci performs the first illustration and full description of the camera obscura to study the behavior of light ; Later, with the invention of the glasses and the telescope, the study of the behavior of light was deepened.
It was in 1826 when Joseph Nicéphore realized the first picture of history a view from the window of his house that took about eight hours to are carried out.
Later Nicephorus together with Louis Daguerre to cooperate in determining the image, a milestone that they reached in 1835 ; was on August 19, 1839 when Daguerre showed his invention by the name daguerreotype in the Academy of Sciences in Paris the date considered the beginning of photography and approved to celebrate his invention
Nowadays, the massification of photography has allowed everyone to take photographs, but for the photojournalist of Notimex, José Pazos Fabián professional photographers photograph technical quality their images, "we can tell a story, a context and with knowledge of the public interest."
He claims to find magic in every shot, which has led him to have a life dedicated to taking photos "while walking, traveling, vacationing or with the family, at all times you think about what the best framing would be, the best time, we are not like office workers who take off their suits and stop, we are full-time journalists "
On the other hand, the photography teacher ensures 14 years of experience, ] Guillermo Hernández Mendoza that the discipline changed his life, gave him a direction and is the way he makes contact with the world and the people around him, "I think the day I stop being here My photo's will continue and that will be my way of transcending. "
Regarding the possibilities offered by technological tools, he said that there are great classic photos made with much more sober equipment than currently available, "now each cell can surpass a similar camera as the possibilities that are changed because we have much more complex tools, but the basis for photography remains the same "
With 30 years of experience also the photojournalist of Notimex, Bernardo Moncada has advantages in new technologies such as directness is nevertheless the opinion that users of social networks such as Instagram that offer unlimited opportunities to share images to the world, are committed to making limited photos, such as patillos or automatic portraits.
The mobile phone offers options, however, users are not turning to see what surrounds them, without knowing the world, he said.
In 1839, the French furniture maker, Alphonse Giroux, Daguerre made the first camera to be marketed in history and weighing 54 kilograms.
In 1841 Richard Beard in London opened the first portrait studio in the world, while in 1843 ] David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were the first to to document reality through photography in a fishing village.
The invention became popular at the beginning of the 19th century, when ] Geo rge Eastman devised his camera Kodak Brownie which had been mapped with a portable camera that contained a sensitized celluloid band and rolled up; It was the beginning of the film role.
So, according to Arturo Monroy we should be proponents of that fantastic expression when they ask us: "what was your best image? I have not recorded it yet."
We need photo & # 39; s take the time and do not use them alone.