The Biggest Advancements In Photography
Did you know the word photography is derived from the Greek words phos (meaning light) and graphein (meaning to write)?
- Early fixed images. the first partially successful photograph was made in 1816 by Nicéphore Niépce. He later made the first permanent photograph in 1826 with a sliding wooden box camera made by Charles and Vincent Chevalier.
This was follow by the Daguerreotype in 1836, and the Calotype (made by Henry Fox Talbot) in 1840.
- Dry plates. Collodion Dry Plates became available in 1855, but it wasn't until Richard MAddox's invention of the gelatin dry plate in 1871 that they rivaled wet plates in speed and quality. For the first time ever, cameras could be made
small enough to be handheld, or even concealed.
- Kodak/film. George Eastman started manufacturing photographic/paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889. His first camera, which he called "Kodak", was offered for sale in 1888. Compact and capable of making
high-quality photo enlargements, 35mm took off following the success of the Leica 1. Its immediate popularity spawned competitors such as Contax, Kodak (Retina), Argus, and Canon.
- TLRS/SLRS. Instant cameras/Polaroid. Introduced in 1948, the Polaroid Model 95 was the world's first instant-picture camera. Following that, 1965 introduced the Model 20 Swinger, which became a huge success and remains one
of the top-selling cameras of all time!
- Automation. Digital cameras. The first commercially available digital camera was the 1990 Dycam Model 1 (Logitech Fotoman). It used a CCD image sensor, stored pictures digitally, and connected directly to a computer for download.
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