History of Photography

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  • Isaac Newton discovers that white light is composed of different colors

     Isaac Newton discovers that white light is composed of different colors
    Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian.
  • Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.

    Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.
    This was the beginning to photographic technology that woulb be essential for movies.
  • First Panorama opens the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker

    First Panorama opens the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker
    The forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker.
  • Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura

    Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura
    The image required eight hours of light exposure, than faded later.
  • Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype

    Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype
    This was the first image that was fixed, did not fade, and needed under less than thrity minutes of light exposure.
  • First American patent issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera.

    First American patent issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera.
    Wolcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.
  • William Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process

    William Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process
    This was the first negative-positive process making possible the first multiple copies.
  • The first advertisement with a photograph made in philadelphia

    The first advertisement with a photograph made in philadelphia
  • Frederick Scott Archer invented the Collodion process

    Frederick Scott Archer invented the Collodion process
    Imgaes required only two or three seconds of light exposure
  • Panoramic camera patented

    Panoramic camera patented
    The Sutton
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer.

    Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer.
    stereoscope refers to a technique for creating the illusion of depth in an image by presenting two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer
  • Photographs and photographic negatives are added to protected works under copyright.

  • Richard Leach Maddox invented the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process

    Richard Leach Maddox invented the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process
    negatives no longer had to be developed immediately.
  • George Eastman invents flexible, paper-based photographic film

    George Eastman invents flexible, paper-based photographic film
    Eastman was an American inventor and philanthropist (
  • First mass-marketed camera

    First mass-marketed camera
    The Brownie
  • First 35mm still camera developed

    First 35mm still camera developed
    35mm still camera was the Tourist Multiple from 1914 with standard 35mm film for 750 exposures that utilized the 18x24mm so-called half frame like 35mm motion picture cameras did.
  • General Electric invents the modern flash bulb

    General Electric invents the modern flash bulb
    GE is an advanced technology, services and finance company
  • First light meter with photoelectric cell introduced

    First light meter with photoelectric cell introduced
    Light meter is a device that measures light to determine the proper exposure settings for a scene.
  • Chester Carlson receives patent for electric photography

    Chester Carlson receives patent for electric photography
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  • Edwin Land markets the Polaroid camera

    Edwin Land markets the Polaroid camera
    Edwin Land was the American inventor and physicist whose one-step process for developing and printing photographs created a revolution in photography - instant photography.
  • Eastman Kodak introduces high speed Tri-X film

    Eastman Kodak introduces high speed Tri-X film
    Tri-X is a classic high-speed black and white photographic film.
  • EG&G develops extreme depth underwater camera for U.S. Navy

  • Polaroid introduces instant colored film

    Polaroid introduces instant colored film
    Designed to be used in an instant camera.
  • Photograph of the Earth from the Moon

    Photograph of the Earth from the Moon
    Taken by astronaut William Anders
  • Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography with the SX-70 camera

    Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography with the SX-70 camera
    The SX-70 is a folding single lens reflex Land Camera
  • Konica introduces first point-and-shoot autofocus camera

    Konica introduces first point-and-shoot autofocus camera
    This camera was almost fully automatic and the only manual thing you'd need to do is rewind.
  • Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder

    Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder
    It is an electronic device that combines a video camera and a video recorder into one unit.
  • Canon demonstrates first digital electronic still camera

    Canon demonstrates first digital electronic still camera
    Also called digital camera
  • Pixar introduces digital imaging processor

    It is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images.
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