Lens and mounting of a large-format camera
|Other names||Science or art of creating durable images|
|Types||Recording light or other electromagnetic radiation|
|Related||Stereoscopic, Full-spectrum, Light field, Electrophotography, Photograms, Scanner|
Photography is the art, application and practice of creating durable
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".
Several people may have coined the same new term from these roots independently.
The German newspaper Vossische Zeitung of 25 February 1839 contained an article entitled Photographie, discussing several priority claims – especially