12th Oct2011

History of Professional Photography in Kenya

by Owich

Photography in Kenya is one great art that has been practiced for quite a long time and silently making people rich. Photography is such an important art as it stores details of time and place with a great form of accuracy. The human brain has always been challenged with memory loss. People used to argue about small things that happened in the past as different individuals reported facts differently.

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Pinhole Camera

This prompted the use of drawings, carvings and photography. The use of photography started in the era of the Joseph Nicephore Niepce inventing camera obscura ( which is also called the pin hole camera). It has since developed into the digital camera and High definition digital cameras.

The pin hole camera was the most basic of all cameras, it used the principle of light passing through a tiny hole and the resulting image posted on the opposite side. Cameras then evolved through other great inventions as other scientists put their heads into action. Cameras soon made their way to Africa as most of the continent became under colonial rule.

The colonialists brought with them the traditions of picture taking using the film camera. At that time many slaves were afraid of the flash light coming  from film cameras. The masters had to take their pictures and use them for price bargain. The colonialists soon handed African Leaders these new traditions as their departed Africa. Africa embraced this new form of art alongside historical stone and wall carvings which they used to create great memories.

Historical Representation of Photography in Kenya

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Newly elected Premier of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta Waves to Crowd

Photography has been represented in many ways in Kenya. We have pictures of both the colonial era and post colonial era. the images have been stored in the Kenya National Archive. The Archive contains memories of great leaders and people who played different roles in the independence of the republic.

Pictures of the Chiefs and tribal elders, Mau Mau freedom fighters, the late minister Tom Mboya, The first president of the country and together with many others having a bearing on Kenya’s history. The images hold a lot of historical meaning and are able to give future generations answers regarding their country’s background and how they gained independence.

Many people have embraced photography and use the skills to make money. We have paparazzi’s  situated in every village in Kenya. Photography is no longer a thing for the colonialist but a must for all. Whether you go for the services of amateurs, paparazzi or professionals, the art cannot be downplayed. Many colleges have started offering photography courses alongside other media courses.

Since the post election crisis experienced by Kenyans after the 2007 elections, Kenyans realized that they needed to reconcile with each other, encourage truth and justice for the victims as they saw the emotional images of their loved one’s death. The photos revealed grave details of the events during the country’s time of crisis.

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History of Professional Photography in Kenya

Indeed photography can bring back feelings of both joy and sorrow as you reminisce the past. Events like family outing, family get together, social functions, national events like the promulgation of the New Constitution of Kenya and Weddings cannot go without photography. Those who afford the services of a professional photographer or those who use their personal digital cameras also enjoy events without worry. Digital Cameras have become relatively affordable and many Kenyan households have them.

Appreciating Art of Professional Photography in Kenya

Many professional photographers have developed in recent times with great works to show for their service. Integrating photography with the daily lifestyles, Kenyans are also buying cameras in loads. Most cameras which have come into the Kenyan market are both affordable and give good picture quality. If you look at the antique look produced in black and white photography and landscape photos found in the Kenya National Archive you realize that Kenyans do have great photography skills.

Professional Wedding Photography in Kenya

Wedding Photography is the new area of attention as everyone longs to remember the most precious time of their life. This is the time they made a lifetime commitment to their spouse. Professional photographers show their skill in the product of their artistic delivery.

Though in this field not all who claim to be professionals are, there are those amateurs who use the functions to sharpen their skills and mature and experienced photographers who have been in the industry for a long time. The choice is yours as price also varies depending on the level of skill possessed by each photographer. If you want to know more about professional wedding photographers in Kenya then our articles will offer you a start in the right direction

12th Jul2011

Picture Education in Kenya Intresting facts

by Owich

Why the old men are joining the young in quest for education in Kenya.

Picture of Mzee Maruge Picture Education in Kenya Intresting facts

Picture of Mzee Maruge in Class

Why Education in Kenya is interesting?

The government of Kenya has now empowered it’s citizens by providing free primary education. This is very good news to both the young and the old.

The 8-4-4 system of education enrolls children at the age of 5yrs to approximately 24yrs of age. This simply means 8yrs of primary education, 4yrs of Secondary education, and 4yrs of Higher or tertiary education.

This system of education is very much involving and calls for excellence in every area. (more…)

28th Jun2011

Do We Really Picture Nairobi City as The City Under The Sun?

by Owich

People Picture Nairobi City as a city under the Sun but I think it shouldn’t be called so.

Picture Nairobi City

Nairobi is a capital city located in Kenya East Africa. Its most recognizable because of its Tall buildings and busyness that the residents portray. The people sometimes find themselves in an cloud, lost in the business of building the nation but are friendly. This city has a rich history. (more…)

26th Jun2011

Why Do We Take Photos?

by Owich

For some reason you’re told to smile and pose for a photo  and then the photo appears, Why do we take photos?

Why Do We Take Photos?

When I was a child and my mum would dress us up with the best clothes she recently purchased. She would sit us in a chair or take us to a nice place in the garden. We would gladly obey and sometimes we’re the ones who moved her to take photos.

Dad on the other hand would take us out to places like Uhuru park and  Sarit Center. These were the best photo-shoot places we new about and could afford then. Then when I grew up and continued in the same trend; taking photos. So why do we do take pictures? (more…)

25th Jun2011

What is Picture Kenya about?

by Owich

It is important to know what we Picture Kenya is all about. What motivates us, and why we do what we do.

Picture Kenya What is Picture Kenya about?

Picture Kenya

More on What Picture Kenya is?

Picture Kenya is set up to give you a true description of the reality on the life in Kenya. Kenya being an African country located in the East African area.

Its full of many great people and stories that are never told to the world. These stories are hidden and only revealed when we see photos.

Why photos? Since time immemorial men and women have been taking pictures. We could ask why they took pictures but pictures spoke of who they are and their historic cultures. (more…)

23rd Jun2011

Why Picture Kenya?

by Owich

It is true that Picture Kenya is very unique in many ways.

Kenya is a country of great people and cultures. It is also true that we have a habit of capturing photos of things and events that matter most in our life.

Why Picture Kenya?

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Picture Kenya

The Images you remain with are the ones you treasure and want to retain forever.

You hold on to the best moments with your loved ones, the places you visited together, the meals you shared.

You create photo albums and store the pictures for treasured memories.

You tag your friends along and share on all forms of social media.

You call your friends to look at your Wedding Photos, laugh at Funny Photos and experience the joy and pleasure that the photo or picture creates in you. (more…)