Although Galen Rowell had no formal photographic training, he had his first big professional job covering a story for National Geographic less than a year after becoming a professional photographer.
In 1957 Russell Kirsch of the United States National Bureau of Standards developed a rotating drum that would allow images to be scanned. This was the start of digital photography. The first image to be scanned using this device was a picture of Kirsch’s son. Photography was still a new art art form full of wonderment. Now the digital era was just starting and as we know, would turn into a new ever evolving world.
Since the beginning of time humans have searched for ways to convey their emotions through visual methods. Starting with cave paintings, moving into charcoal drawings and oil paintings, and eventually into true representations of reality such as photographs, photo art has captivated and enthralled people for millennia.
Being humans means we are all part of this worlds natural landscape. This intrigues and inspires us in ways that nothing else can. Since the beginning of the photography movement, photographers have turned to the natural landscape for the subject of some of their best works. Truly landscape photography is able to evoke such emotions that it is perhaps the greatest subject of all.
Nature photography alludes to an extensive variety of photography taken outside and dedicated to showing regular components, for example scenes, natural life, plants, and close-ups of common scenes and surfaces.