Source Joseph Nicephore Niepce creates first permanent photograph using a pewter sheet coated in a bitumen of Judea emulsion. The exposure time was over eight hours. -post by Josh
Louis Dagguerre created the first popular form of photography, the daguerrotype. The process printed direct positives on glass plates, so an image was not able to be duplicated as with negative processes.
First Nude Photograph-Sonjay
The first pornographic photos date to 1839, only 13 years after the first dageurrotype and were used in the same way nude "studies" were in other artistic mediums, such as pastels and paints.
Note: For obvious reasons I didn't put the full image here. There's a link to it in the source if you must see it.
Popularization of the Word Photography
Sir John F.W. Herschel uses the word photography in a lecture, this is the first time the word was used in a public setting.
--Post By Kyle Seid
The First Photo of a Person
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre used a camera obscura to take a photo of a Paris street and although there was a long exposure time, a man tieing his shoes stopped long enough to be captured. By Danie Bendesky
SourceWilliam Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process - the first negative-positive process making possible the first multiple copies.
By Sam Brodfuehrer
Henry Collen - First Liscensed Calotypist
Henry Fox Talbot gives the first calotyping liscense to Henry Collens.
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1847, Mexican-American War, First images of warfare taken
--Jordan Taffet (Plagarized by DK)
In 1847, Charles J. Betts took photos during the Mexican-American War, offering to take photos of the "Dead and Wounded." His photographs mainly consist of portraits though. Even still, these are the first official war photographs.
the websiteThe colloidion process also known as "the Wet Collodion Process" created very detailed glass negitivies for the time period. The put gelitan on the glass to make exposure time a lot shorter. This process was used up until the 1960's. By SHea NOricni (Photographed in Part by DK)
Ferrotypes in the US
SourceFerrotypes, or tintypes emerged in the United States. Ferrotypes are direct positive images taken on pieces of metal.
Sutton Panoramic Camera Invented
SourceThe first camera to be capable of panoramic shots while stationary. Invented by Thomas Sutton. Used water suspended between concentric flint lenses to achieve the shot.
First Color Photograph
SourceJames Clerk Maxwell takes the first color photograph by taking three black and white photographs each throught a red, green, or blue filter. These photographs were turned into lantern slides and then projected with the same color filters. By Jon Brandin
Hauron publishes book about color photography
Ducas de Hauron publishes book that discusses methods for color photography, despite the fact that they could not be put into practice yet. This is significant because he understood that it was possible, though the technology was not advanced enough yet to carry it out. This way of thinking was progressive and visionary.
Gelatin Silver Prints- Antonia DiLuca
Gelatin silver prints are the most common way to make black and white prints from negatives. They are papers coated with a layer of gelatin which contains light sensitive silver salts. They were developed in the 1870's and by 1895 had generally replaced albumen prints because they were more stable, did not turn yellow and were simpler to produce.
First Action Photos
sourceEadweard Muybridge, an English photographer, used an emulsion that allowed a photo to be taken instantaneously to capture both animals and humans in motion. The first one ever made consisted of a horse galloping. There were 12 cameras present triggered to go off at different times.This is the beginning of cinematogrophy. --Sarah Katz
Peter Houston invents the first roll film camera
Peter Houston's invention was very significant because it allowed people to capture many images of their choice more effiecently. Peter actually sold his patent to the owner of Kodak Camera and that was what sparked the invention of other cameras.
First Kodak Camera Invented
The first Kodak camera was created, containing a 20-foot roll of paper. -Chelsea Bedford
Invention/ Patenting of the Kinetoscope
SourceThomas Edison and his lab invent the Kinetoscope, a device used to show multiple pictures in rapid succession. One of the first devices to allow a single operator to view a "motion picture." -David deLeon
First Mass Marketed Camera - "The Brownie"
Kodack marketed this small and simple camera across the country in Febrary 1900. The camera was affordable and easy to use, and photography became much more widespread than it ever was before. - post by Alex Forrest
sourceThe Lumiére Brothers invented the autochrome plate in 1907, the first practical coloring process. It uses colored starch grains to color black and white photographs. By Will Borchert
Nippon Kogaku KK was established in Tokoyo, this will then go on to become the company Nikon. Today, Nikon is the second largest optical and imaging company in the world. by Claudia
Man Ray Makes Photograms
Emmanuel Radnitzky, better known as "Man Ray", begins making photograms which he calls "rayographs" by placing objects onto photo-sensitive material and exposing it to light. By Sahara Clement.
First high quality 35mm camera
Link MKarliner -Leitz creates the first high quality 35mm film camera. The camera is known as the Leica. It is one of the first 35mm cameras that use the 35mm film.
"The World is Beautiful" Published by German Photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch
LinkA major piece of photographic work. It includes 100 close-ups of natural an man-made objects, emphasizing their scientific form. It exemplifies New Objectivity, an art movement that originated in 1920's Germany. By Benjamin Yahalomi.
Edgerton creates strobe photos
Development of strobe photography by Harold ("Doc") Edgerton at MIT. Famous photos include cut card and apple by bullet.
Inception of Technicolor Movies
SourceMade when three black and white neagtives were made in the same camera using different filters.
Fuji Photo Film Founded
The photo company Fuji was founded, and to this day is one of the most famous, most popular brands.
By Wesley Kaminsky
Development of Kodachrome, the first color multi-layered color film
This film was the first color film gereally availible to the public. it used the subtractive method for the mixing of the different hues.
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First space photograph
SourceIn 1946, rocket-borne shot the first ever photograph of our earth from beyond othe earths atmosphere. It was shot on V-2 Rocket shot at an altitude of 65 miles by a 35-millimeter motion picture camera. The camera shot many black and white shots during the flight. The highest ever shot of our earth prior to this even was 13.7 miles. This shot in 1946 innovated space imagery, giving scientist a good look from the outside in.
By Michael Fires, The First polaroid camera, i found a picture at
http://www.srcstudios.com/PolaroidModel95.jpg but my computer wont let me post it as the picture, the screen freezes at that point, the picture is from bing images through the website above. Polaroid, a major camera company that pioneered the 'polaroid picture" marketed its first camera in 1948.
Contax S Released
SourceThe first SLR camera to contain an eye-level, right-side-up viewfinder was Zeiss Ikon's Contax S, which used a pentaprism to create this convenient viewing style. This became the model for all subsequent SLR cameras, including modern digital SLRs. -post by Josh.