• Obscura

    Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura - however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded.
  • Birth of Modern Technology

    Birth of Modern Technology
    Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype - the first image that was fixed and did not fade and needed under thirty minutes of light exposure.
  • New Developments

    New Developments
    Richard Leach Maddox invented the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process - negatives no longer had to be developed immediately
  • Roll-film Camera

    Roll-film Camera
    Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera.
  • Flash Bulb

    Flash Bulb
    General Electric invents the modern flash bulb.
  • Waterproof Camera

    Waterproof Camera
    EG&G develops extreme depth underwater camera for U.S. Navy.