For many years now photography has been considered an art form or mode of expression. Some of the most famous events across the globe have been captured and cemented in history through photographs. Some of the worlds most famous and recognisable photographs include The Afghan Girl captured in 1984 by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, the supposed sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in 1934 and The Napalm girl captured on camera in 1972. Photographer Huynh Cong Ut later won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the historic Vietnam War.
Photographs are also worth huge amounts of money especially in today’s celebrity driven society. Whilst many people would call this trash photography it still highlights how much of our modern lives are now recorded on cameras. It is estimated that in 2006 ‘People’ magazine in America paid $4.1 million dollars for exclusive photographs of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.
Photography then can prove very lucrative for some but for most of us it is just a hobby. The development of digital technologies has resulted in an increase in individuals pursuing photography in their spare time. We use cameras to capture our lives and the lives of our loved ones, for example, pictures of our children’s first birthday, our wedding day or family holidays.
So if you’re looking to buy a new camera, invest in digital camera accessories or other peripherals where is the best place to go?
CQout is the online marketplace for all things photography related. Our online camera auction encompasses everything from new digital cameras to tripod stands, camcorders and rare 35mm cameras. For professional and serious camera enthusiasts you will be able to find a complete and varied range of photographic equipment for bargain prices.