On May 5, 1842, a fire broke out in Hamburg, Germany, which lasted for four days. Beau and Sturtzner rushed to the fire and took many pictures of the ruins. This photo and this photo are recognized as the first news photography activity and the first news photo in the world today.
The birth of photography came into being with the development of European capitalism. for more than 150 years, it has experienced a process from simple to complex, from low speed to high speed, and from manual to automation. The traditional mode of camera and film has been handed down from generation to generation until today.
For more than 100 years, people have been searching for a new photosensitive material and a more convenient and practical method of photography to replace the complex, outdated and backward traditional methods of photography. Since the end of the 20th century, with the rapid popularization of computers in various fields, the digital age has come, which has brought a new impact on people's work and life. Digital cameras have emerged as the times require, opening up a world rich in digital images. The birth of digital camera has fundamentally changed the traditional photography technology and photography system, which not only affects and changes the business concept, management and service quality of the photography industry, but also leads to the renewal of every photographer's creative concept and method. It can be said that digital photography is a very eye-catching revolution in the field of photography at the turn of the century. Digital photography has created new opportunities for the development of news photography, pictures and other kinds of photography. in the transitional period of new and old technologies, whether we can make a rapid response, cut in as early as possible, and fully enjoy the creative pleasure provided by high technology to human beings. it is also a new issue for our photographers.