Creating images whether by taking a photograph or shooting video is very subjective, there is no real right or wrong way to go about it, there is a thing called the rule of thirds but not every image is able to follow this rule, so if you like the look of the subject then go ahead and take it or shoot it and
then enjoy what you have created.
No one person discovered photography, it was born out of an early 19th century synthesis of physics and chemistry.
By 1900 it had developed to a state not so far short of Black and White photography.
The first chemically recorded image was by a Frenchman J. Nicephore Niepce in around 1813, he used chloride of silver coated on paper which he then left for several hours in a camera obscura which weakly recorded the image of a view from one of his windows.