The first ever film camera 1859

Now that people had figured out how to successfully capture images, cameras began evolving rapidly. In 1859, Thomas Sutton received a patent for the first-ever panoramic camera. Built using a wide-angle lens consisting of a water-filled glass sphere.


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Camera Obscura

The camera obscura was invented to help artists draw

Camera obscura (meaning “dark room” in Latin) is a box-shaped device used as an aid for drawing or entertainment. Also referred to as a pinhole image, it lets light in through a small opening on one side and projects a reversed and inverted image on the other

It then led to those who were not so good at drawing looking into ways of keeping the scene permanently on a medium such as a tin plate or glass.

As a result of experiments by various people throughout the 18th & 19th centuries photography was born

History of Photography

Invented by Louis Daguerre and introduced worldwide in 1839,the daguerreotype was almost completely superseded by 1860 with new, less expensive processes (Ambrotype) yielding more readily viewable images. There was a revival of daguerreotype in the late 20th century by a small number of photographers interested in making artistic use of early photographic processes.

To make the image, a daguerreotypist would polish a sheet of silver-plated copper to a mirror finish, treat it with fumes that made its surface light sensitive, expose it in a camera for as long as was judged to be necessary, which could be as little as a few seconds for brightly sunlit subjects or much longer with less intense lighting; make the resulting latent image on it visible by fuming it with mercury vapor; remove its sensitivity to light by liquid chemical treatment, rinse and dry it, then seal the easily marred result behind glass in a protective enclosure.

Photography studios then opened as people began to have their portraits taken and this was the start of the photography business as we know it today

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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.