The art of photography started years back. Although the world photography history has a rich heritage of 179 years, this field has not yet considered as a Professional career oriented field. The aim to bring the awareness of photography in this modern era, the students of Creative Hut Institute of Photography, Mattakara in Kottayam engaged in learning various aspects of photography in the Institute. As a part of the study, their mentor and H.O.D of Creative Hut Abin Alex Thekkummattathil mentored the 12 students pursuing professional photography course to undergo the research on photography. This led the group of 14 members (including two faculties and 12 students) to prepare the First and biggest Photography Wheel.
The research and concept development that underwent for more than two months was a day and night joint effort of these 14 members. The final output of this was designed in the form of a Photography Wheel. It consists of the information, important years, significant facts related to photography and camera. The wheel is designed in such a way that all these details come under 5 major topics namely Photographs, Camera, Legends, Process and Innovations. This wheel is first of its kind and is in the biggest form as it measures 7 feet in height, 7 feet in length and 9 feet tall. The inner wheel measures 5 feet in length and 5 feet in height.
The information such as the world’s first photograph, world’s First color photograph, World's first camera, Most expensive camera, Latest used technology used in Photography are few such information included in the Wheel. This first and Biggest Photography Wheel which is also an Informative wheel has included the photos and data from Pinhole Camera to Latest DSLR camera, Legends Joseph Neipce to Steve Mccury, Ansel Adams work and contributions and it goes on. Understanding every aspects of photography from its history to modern technology in a simple innovative that could be understood by any one is the key factor of this photography wheel.
The continuous encouragement of the faculties Abin Alex and Anu Abin Alex and their efforts together with their 12 students from 5 different states of India, also terms this Wheel as unique informative wheel. The Gurukulam approach of learning here in the institute that is studying while staying with their mentor develops the self management, time management, personality gets developed and increases the team spirit among the students. Creative Hut initiates the research part in the learning session which makes this institute to be different from others. This had definitely one of the factors for the making of this first and biggest Photography wheel. The small hand held size of this wheel is also made available. Creative hut photography wheel research team intends in promoting photography in the simplest way and hence this research and concept in photography wheel is a charitable contribution in the photography field. The small hand held copy of this will be issued to schools or colleges, etc… wishing to promote photography to the new generation in their institution.
Research, Concept and Prepared by: 14 members including 2 Creative Hut Faculties and 12 students.
Participants: Abin Alex (Faculty), Anu Abin Alex (Faculty), Afsal, Ajindas, Arka, Ashish, Basil, Jaijith, Jithu, Jayram, Manikandan, Nithin, Rashid, Shameel