Since the camera was invented in the early 19th Century, photography has evolved from a complicated chemistry experiment to an influential creative art form. It is seen as an imaginative yet effective means of communicating with people but it's easy to forget that photography was historically also responsible for a number of scientific discoveries.
Photographs have documented key occurrences in science such as a simulation of a nuclear explosion and what Earth looks like from space. In addition to this, the behaviour of certain animals, such as horses, birds and sea-life, were notably captured through static images – one notable instance includes a series comprising several photographs of a cat landing on its feet, which has since seen a 'revival' on Youtube as the 'First Cat Video'.
When it comes to recording discoveries that can effectively change the way we see the world, nothing beats the simple concept of 'seeing is believing' so why not check out our Academy for some top photography tips and record your own special moments.