Friday, June 22, 2012

Where the Photography Came From?


       My blog entitled “Where the Photography Came From” is about a little background where photography came from and who are the inventor behind it. When we like a passion like photography, we need to know the history of it, the inventor who invent it and other information that we did not know yet. As a photography lover, I want to share the information I get from the internet, however I already summary it to make it easy to your part.        

History about Photography

      Each of us wants to know where the photography came from. And according to my research, photography came from the Greek word phos, photos - light and graphos - writing. The word photography means writing with light but most photographers claim they are painting with light. This 'writing with light' or as us photographers say ' painting with light' was first reputed to have been termed by Sir John Herschel to William Henry Fox Talbot in letter in 1839.
John Herschel
Sir John Herschel was an English astronomer who also devised the words negative and positive and I believe the word snapshot. A lot of his work involved chemistry which was the forerunner of the black and white processes.

William Henry Fox Talbot
William Henry Fox Talbot was the inventor of the negative positive process of photography. He was an English gentleman, chemist, mathematician, linguist and archeologist.

Robert Cornelius
Robert Cornelius (1809–1893) was an American pioneer of photography.
"The first light picture ever taken."

The First Photograph

Joseph Nicephore Niepce
On a summer day in 1827, Joseph Nicephore Niepce made the first photographic image with a camera obscura. Prior to Niepce people just used the camera obscura for viewing or drawing purposes not for making photographs. Joseph Nicephore Niepce’s heliographs or sun prints as they were called were the prototype for the modern photograph, by letting light draw the picture.
Niepce placed an engraving onto a metal plate coated in bitumen, and then exposed it to light. The shadowy areas of the engraving blocked light, but the whiter areas permitted light to react with the chemicals on the plate. When Niepce placed the metal plate in a solvent, gradually an image, until then invisible, appeared. However, Niepce's photograph required eight hours of light exposure to create and after appearing would soon fade away.

The First Camera ever made

Louise Daguerre

Louis Daguerre, a French man was the inventor of the first practical process of photography. In 1829, he formed a partnership with Joseph Nicephore Niepce to improve the process Niepce had developed.

 In 1839 after several years of experimentation and Niepce's death, Daguerre developed a more convenient and effective method of photography, naming it after himself – the daguerreotype, the first camera ever made. Since then, the birth of modern photography happened.  

Boulevard du Temple by Daguerre

"Boulevard du Temple", taken by Louise Daguerre in late 1838 or early 1839, was the first-ever photograph of people. It is an image of a busy street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic was moving too much to appear. The exceptions are the two people in the bottom left corner, one who stood still getting his boots polished by the other long enough to show up in the picture. 

These are some of the First camera made in the past:

These are some of the LATEST and POPULAR camera:

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