History Of Photography

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History Of Photography

  1. 1. History of Photography
  2. 2. Ancient times : Camera used to form images on walls in darkened rooms; image formation via a pinhole .
  3. 3. 16th century : Brightness and clarity of camera obscures improved by enlarging the hole inserting a telescope lens
  4. 4. 17th century : Camera obscuras in frequent use by artists and made portable.
  5. 5. 1800 : Thomas Wedgwood makes "sun pictures" by placing opaque objects on leather treated with silver nitrate; resulting images deteriorated rapidly, however, if displayed under light stronger than from candles.
  6. 6. 1816 : Nicéphore Niépce combines the camera obscure with photosensitive paper
  7. 7. 1855 : Beginning of stereoscopic era.
  8. 8. 1861 : Scottish physicist James Clerk-Maxwell demonstrates a color photography system involving three black and white photographs, each taken through a red, green, or blue filter. The photos were turned into lantern slides and projected in registration with the same color filters. This is the "color separation" method.
  9. 9. 1861-65 : Mathew Brady and staff covers the American Civil War, exposing 7000 negatives.
  10. 12. 1868 : Ducas de Hauron publishes a book proposing different methods for color photography.
  11. 15. 1878 : Dry plates being manufactured commercially.
  12. 16. 1880 : George Eastman, age 24, sets up Eastman Dry Plate Company in Rochester, New York. First half-tone photograph appears in a daily newspaper, the New York Graphic .
  13. 18. First Issue 1928
  14. 19. The Newer Issues
  15. 20. 1888 : First Kodak camera, containing a 20-foot roll of paper, enough for 100 2.5-inch diameter circular pictures.
  16. 21. 1889 : Improved Kodak camera with roll of film instead of paper
  17. 24. 1917 : Nippon Kogaku K.K., which will eventually become Nikon, established in Tokyo. First Nikon camera: The Nikon 1
  18. 25. 1932 : Inception of Technicolor for movies, where three black and white negatives were made in the same camera under different filters.
  19. 26. Henri Cartier-Bresson buys a Leica and begins a 60-year career photographing people and places in the whole world.
  20. 29. 1936 : Development of Kodachrome, the first color multi-layered color film; development of Exakta, pioneering 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera
  21. 31. Hindenburg Explosion 1937 Caught By One Camera
  22. 33. Speedgraphic Camera Standard equipment for press photographers in the 1960s
  23. 34. 1963 : First color instant film developed by Polaroid
  24. 35. Instamatic released by Kodak
  25. 36. First purpose-built underwater introduced, the Nikonos.
  26. 37. 1973 :Color negative process are introduced.
  27. 38. Canon Digital Rebel introduced for less than $1000
  28. 39. 2004: Kodak ceases production of film cameras
  29. 40. BYE BYE

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