Sir John Herschel, was the first to use the term photography in 1839, when he managed to fix images using hyposulphite of soda.
He described photography as "The application of the chemical rays to the purpose of pictorial representation".
Newspapers also have staff photographers who accompany reporters to cover events.
Photographers are also hired to cover weddings, birthdays and other important personal occasions.
To promote tourism to a particular place, attractive brochures have to be designed.
These will feature photographs of the tourist spots.
Professional courses are available for those who aspire to become photographers.
Good jobs in the media also await them in prestigious magazines like the ‘National Geographic’.
In the advertising industry, photo shoots are very common.
The products to be advertised have to be shot and sometimes models are also part of the shoots.