History Of Photography

  • Jan 1, 1000

    The first pinhole camera

    Ibn Al-Haytham ( a great authority on optics in the Middle Ages) invented the first pinhole camera, and was able to explain why the images were upside down.
  • Jan 1, 1515

    the developement of camera obscura

    Leonardo Da Vinci describes the camera obscura.
    By the middle of the seventeenth century the portable camera obscura had been developed. It consisted of two boxes, one sliding inside the other
  • white light is made up of different colors.

    Isaac Newton divides sunlight with a prism and discovers that white light is itself a combination of seven distinct colours.
  • Great finding about silver nitrate.!

    Johann Heinrich Schulze realized that silver nitrate darkened leading exposure to light.
  • Photograms

    Thomas Wedgewood, in England, makes photograms by placing objects on leather sensitized with silver nitrate.
  • The 'three colour' idea of light

    Thomas Young propounds the 'three colour' idea of light. That there are three primary colours red, green and violet which move in waves. These three blend together to make up the whole spectrum and are received by only three cones in the eye.
  • First photographic image with camera obscura

    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura - but,the image needed eight hours of light exposure and was later dull.
  • Experiments to create images

    In France the Niepce brothers initiate experiments to create images using light-sensitive materials.
  • The world's first photograph

    The world's first photograph
    Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) a French doctor, produces the world's first photograph using pewter plates in a camera obscura. Exposure was around eight hours.
  • The first photographic image with a camera obscura.

    The first photographic image with a camera obscura.
    Joseph Nicephore Niepce made the first photographic image with a camera obscura. His heliographs or sun prints as they were called were the prototype for the modern photograph, by letting light draw the picture.
  • The discovery of obtaining images on paper by the action of light.

    The discovery of obtaining images on paper by the action of light.
    William Henry Fox Talbot starts the work that is to lead to the discovery of a way of obtaining images on paper by the action of light.
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    History of Photography

  • Daguerrotype photographs

    Daguerrotype photographs
    Daguerre’s first daguerreotype- the first image that was fixed and did not fade and needed under thirty minutes of light exposure.
  • Stereoscopic projection

    Stereoscopic projection
    Charles Wheatstone discovers stereoscopic projection.
  • Fox Talbot's calotype process

    Fox Talbot's calotype process
    William Henry Talbot patents the Calotype
    process - the first negative-positive process
    making possible the first multiple copies.
  • Zeiss lens making factory.

    Zeiss lens making factory.
    German optical instrument factory opened at Jena by Carl Zeiss.
  • The stereoscopic viewer

    The stereoscopic viewer
    David Brewster invents the stereoscopic viewer.
  • Wet collodion process

    Wet collodion process
    Frederick Scott Archer invented the collodion process - images which required only two or three seconds of light exposure. It produced a glass negative and a beautifully detailed print.
  • The Great Exhibition

    The Great Exhibition
    Stereo daguerrotypes by are shown at the Great Exhibition in London.
    Jules Duboscq
  • Bausch and Lomb Optical

    Bausch and Lomb Optical
    Bausch and Lomb Optical Co. is set up in Rochester, New York.
  • The first twin lens stereoscopic camera was intrduced by John B. Dancer

    The first twin lens stereoscopic camera was intrduced by John B. Dancer
  • Thomas Ottewill

    Thomas Ottewill
    creates a compact folding Camera intended for the military. This was one of the first compact folding cameras ever made.
  • The first American book containing a photograph

    Homes of American Statesman are published
  • Adolphe Disderi

    Adolphe Disderi
    Adolphe Disderi develops carte-de-visite photography in Paris, leading to worldwide boom in portrait studios for the next decade
  • Beginning of stereoscopic era

  • Photographic Exchange Club formed in the U.K.

  • Roger Fenton

    Roger Fenton
    publish albums called “Photographic Art Treasures”
  • O.G. Rejlander

    produces Two Ways Of Life, an allegorical composite photograph combining 30 negatives
  • A pocket stereo camera is introduced

    A pocket stereo camera is introduced
  • Nadar takes the first aerial photograph from a balloon over Paris.

    Nadar takes the first aerial photograph from a balloon over Paris.
  • The Sunbeam

    The Sunbeam
  • American Photographic Exchange Club formed

  • Adolphe Bertsch’s

    Adolphe Bertsch’s
    fixed focus cameras
  • John Mayall

    John Mayall
    The British royal family is photographed
  • Thomas Sutton patents the first single-lens reflex camera

  • Carlton Watkins makes his first photographic expedition

  • International Exhibition

    International Exhibition
  • The British Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron

    The British Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
    shes is a famous British photographer received her first camera in 1863,
    She became a member of the Photographic Societies of London and Scotland and started to exhibit and sell her work.
  • Julia Margaret Cameron takes up photography after she is given a camera as a present.

  • Transforming photography from a mechanical process to an art form

    Transforming photography from a mechanical process to an art form
    Alfred Stieglitz from United States, he transforms photography from a mechanical process to an art form on par with painting & sculpting.
  • Patent is secured for the Dubroni

    an English patent is secured for the Dubroni, a small boxlike camera made in 5 sizes for processing a photograph inside the camera
  • Photographs and photographic negatives

    Photographs and photographic negatives are added to protected works under copyright.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    This picture of Abraham Lincoln was taken by Alexander Gardner just a few weeks before the end of the Civil War.
  • Color photography

    Color photography
    Louis Arthur Ducos du Hauron, he worked on developing practical processes for color photography on the three-color principle, using both additive and subtractive methods. In 1868 he patented his ideas and in 1869 he published them.
  • picture in Middle East

    picture in Middle East
    Pyramids of Cheops taken by the French photographer, Félix Bonfils
  • Gelatin dry plate silver bromide process

    Gelatin dry plate silver bromide process
    Richard Leach Maddox from England, Invents gelatin dry plate silver bromide process, allows for development of exposed negatives at a later time. This invention frees photographers from having to develop wet plates onsite.
  • Muybridge experiment

    Muybridge began experimenting with an array of 12 cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots. the four hooves of a running horse left the ground, but he didn’t have the process perfected.
  • May you stay forever young’ in Pompeii nel

    May you stay forever young’ in Pompeii nel
    This picture has taken by Giorgio Sommer an Italian photographer. That has been interested to make his own trace of these chastening traces of history not long after they were discovered in 1960’s. The corpse had become hard because of the volcanic ash and the volcano fire.
  • Timothy H. O’Sullivan

    Timothy H. O’Sullivan
    -He worked with army for photograph,
    -He traveled to wast to tack photo.
    -He use wate-plates technology to mack their images.
  • Lewis carroll

    Lewis carroll
    -His photographs are considered among the best examples of Victorian photography.
  • The Horse In Motion

    The Horse In Motion
    Eadweard Muybridge's known as the 'father of the motion picture. He was the first who used the moving picture at high-speed photography
  • First Action Photos

    First Action Photos
    -He makes motion sequences of animals and humans.
    -He allowing artists to mack accurate painting of a running horse for the first time.
  • Henri Bechard

    Henri Bechard
    -They began to travel thousand of milies to tack photo
  • Dry Plate Negatives & Hand-held Cameras

    Dry Plate Negatives & Hand-held Cameras
    The dry plate was invented in 1879; the photographs don’t need darkrooms or hire technicians to develop their pictures . (Dr. Richard L. Maddox in 1871)
  • John Burke

    John Burke
    -He tooked the first photo of Afghanistan.
  • Eastman Dry Plate Company

    Eastman Dry Plate Company
    George Eastman sets up Eastman Dry Plate Company in Rochester First half-tone photograph appears in a daily newspaper
  • Zoopraxiscope Disk of a Horse Back Somersault

    Zoopraxiscope Disk of a Horse Back Somersault
    Eadweard Mubridge invented the zoopraxiscope,which projected light through a series of still pictures on a spinning glass plate.The images looked as through they were moving-thus the first motion picture.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman
    began his dry plate company .This was one of the first companies in America.In ten months,his factory was selling four thousand plates a month
  • Eastman

    Eastman announced the invention of photographic film in rolls.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman
    George Eastman had perfected a process for making film instead of using photographic plates, which is Invents flexible, paper-based photographic film, which made photography much easier and less time consuming . Before that, photographers used dry or wet glass or metal. That helps companies to increase their income and don’t lose time for making film.In addition, the wet glasses will easily broke, so paper photographic film is safer than wet glass.
  • Post Office people in 1884

    Post Office people in 1884
    The first Post Office people had only four employees, photo was in 1884.
  • Post Office people in 1884

    Post Office people in 1884
    In 1884, the Post Office had only four employees.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman invented roll film, the basis for the invention of motion picture film, as used by early film makers and Thomas Edison.
  • Street market in 1885

    Street market in 1885
    A street market in Mixico City 1885, photo was taken by William Henry Jackson.
  • Street market in 1885

    Street market in 1885
    Street market in Mexico City, phpoto taken by William Henry Jackson in 1885
  • George Eastman research

    George Eastman became one of the first American industrialists to employ a full-time research scientist to aid in the commercialization of a flexible, transparent film base
  • Burning of Vancouver in 1886

    Burning of Vancouver in 1886
    Burning of Vancouver BC Canada, the photo was taken by Harry Torkington Devine.
  • Hannibal Goodwin

    Hannibal Goodwin New York clergyman filled patent for roll film with a flexible plastic base
  • First camera with 16 lenses in 1887

    First camera with 16 lenses in 1887
    This camera was built in 1887 for Louis Aimé Augustin and he had applied for an American patent entitled 'Method and Apparatus of Producing Animated Photographic Pictures'.
  • 1888

    1888 George Eastman takes pictures with his Kodak camera.
  • Kodak camera

    Improved Kodak camera with roll of film instead of paper. That saved photos more easily and without harming it, because this rolls is in the camera and the paper may damage.
  • Army's in 1889

    Army's in 1889
    Photograph taken at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, of non-commissioned officers from the United States Army's in 1889.
  • Jacob Riis

    Jacob Riis publishes How the Other Half Lives, images of tenement life in New York City
  • 1890

    One of the hundred photos wich taken by Hugh Mangum photographer in 1890.
  • 1891

    Photograph of the moon, taken by Russell and Short Sydney Observatory in 1891.
  • Kodak Company

    The company became Eastman Kodak Company of New York.
  • Kombi camera

    Kombi camera
    This is the Kombi. It is actually one of the first roll film cameras in 1892.
  • Black Maria was build

    Black Maria was build
    THOMAS ALVA EDISON builds the first movie studio (Black Maria ) .
    The Black Maria was situated in New Jersey.
    Black Maria was used in the 'production' of some of Edison's very first films and tests such as 'Fred Ott's Sneeze'. It was painted inside and out with black paint so as to keep out unwanted light.
    The window on the slanted roof was used to flood the subject with light. Edison made many other
    experimental films using his employees as actors.
  • six-story Camera was built

    A six-story Camera Works was built on State Street, in Rochester, to manufacture the growing line of box and folding roll-film cameras.
  • 1893

    The World's Parliament of Religions, Chicago 1893.
  • 1894

    In 1894, the University of Buffalo embarked on its very first football season.
  • Invention of slow motion camera .

    Invention of slow motion camera .
    ÉTIENNE-JULES MAREY invents a slow motion camera capable of shooting 700 frames per second.
  • first projector in U.S

    first projector in U.S
    THOMAS ARMAT came up with the first projectors in the U.S. that used intermittent movement.
    In 1896 Armat made a deal with Thomas Edison, for Edison to manufacture them under the name Vitascope
    (originally made by Jenkins).

    An etching of a vaudeville house converted into a makeshift "movie" theatre.
  • Blue Label emulsion process .

    Blue Label emulsion process .
    VICTOR PLANCHON develops for Louis Lumière what becomes known as the Blue Label emulsion process (Etiquette bleue) for photographic plates used by the Lumière lab for manufacturing their celluloid. It has been suggested that without Planchon, the Lumière's would have accomplsihed little in the history of cinematography.
    Planchon was a chemist from Paris who took over a government patholgy lab at Boulogne
  • Société Pathé Frères Company

    Société Pathé Frères Company
    In 1896 Charles Pathé established the Société Pathé Frères Company which became one of the biggest film production companies the industry has seen.
    Soon after Pathé introduced a colour process known as Pathé Color.
    Pathé was a pioneer in the birth of newsreel footage, which in turn became the forerunner of documentary films.
  • QUEEN VICTORIA gains popularity by cameras .

    QUEEN VICTORIA gains popularity by cameras   .
    Queen Victoria was born (1801) before photography was discovered, and began her reign just two years following the announcement that the Daguerreotype process was being given freely to the world (1839).Following her husband's death in 1861 she became withdrawn and upon counsel she allowed herself to be photographed not in a way similar to a royal portrait. She allowed cameras to film her on more than one ocassion as a way to gain popularity from, and trust with her subjects.
  • The first successful celluloid motion picture

    The first successful celluloid motion picture
    THOMAS ALVA EDISON perfects and shows his Vitascope projector, which used the same film as the Kinetoscope. The Vitascope was the first commercially successful celluloid motion picture projector in the U.S. The Vitascope was an improved version of the Phantoscope, an invention of Francis Jenkins in 1893. Jenkins sold the rights to Edison through
    Thomas Armat. Edison presents the Vitascope for the first time in New York City at the Koster-Bial Music Hall, the present location of Macy’s.
  • first lady in film making

    first lady in film making
    ALICE GUY BLACHE a French woman, was the first of her gender to begin experimenting with filmmaking. She worked as the secretary for Leon Gaumont, a French camera maker. She is credited with having been involved with the production of at least 700 films in France and the US.
    films in France and the US.
  • films for teaching

    Oskar Messter films what could be the first medical operation for use in teaching.
    The film is shot at the Surgical Centre at the University of Berlin for use at Kiel University.
  • manufacturing of model 4 camera

    Manufactured by the Prestwich Manufacturing Company in London, England, in 1898 and designed by Prestwich himself, this camera known as the Model "4" originally had external magazines with 400 foot capabilities.
    In his improved model Prestwich placed all spools inside for good reason. Light entering could not be allowed, especially when the first take was crucial. Pathé at the time still manufactured cameras with external magazines.

    Having returned to his native England, Muybridge bequeathed to the Kingston-on-Thames public library, his Zoopraxiscope, some lantern slides, some plates from his University of Pennsylvania days, and some cash.
  • Harold Edgerton born

    Harold Edgerton born
    Harold Edgerton is the father of the speed photography born in this year . He invented stop- action and high speed photography. By inventing stop- action and high speed photography, this helped in pushing the obscure stroboscope from a laboratory instrument into a household item . He also used the technique to make a body of work that’s revered both for its scientific advancement and its aesthetic qualities
  • anchromatic film using sensitizing dyes

    anchromatic film using sensitizing dyes
    Dr. H. Vogel‘s researches lead to panchromatic film using sensitizing dyes . This type of film is sensitive to all visible colors. Allowing the recording of a wider tonal range and giving a more realistic rendition than earlier films
  • the first additive color screen film material

    the first additive color screen film material
    Augusta and Louis Lumiere Patented "Autochrome" the first additive color screen film material
  • document the traditional culture

     document the traditional culture
    The Availability of panchromatic black and white film and therefore high quality color separation color photography. J.P. Morgan finances Edward Curtis to document the traditional culture of the North American Indian.
  • the First commercial color film

    the First commercial color film
    the First commercial color film, the Autochrome plates, manufactured by Lumiere brothers in France.
  • Kinemacolour

    Kinemacolour, a two color process that is the first commercial "natural color" system for movies in introduced. It was invented by George Albert Smith of Brighton
  • Lewis Hine

    Lewis Hine
    Lewis Hine hired by US National Child Labor Committee to photograph children working mills.
  • Max Dupain

    Max Dupain
    Max Dupain, (born April 22, 1911, Sydney, New South WalesAustralia). He is an Australian photographer who developed an influential style of commercial photography that emphasized the geometric forms of his architectural and industrial subjects.
  • action of colour coupling

    action of colour coupling
    the two German chemists ‘Siegrist andFischer’ invented the action of colour coupling , so dyes required for colour film processing could be created by combining appropriate developer oxidation products with colour former chemicals. However the process was not reliable enough to start film production..
  • panchromatic film

    panchromatic film
    Kodak develops a panchromatic film emulsion, sensitive to red, green, and blue light , so the pictures are colorful with their real colors .
  • First 35mm film

    First 35mm film
    The first 35mm camera was an important invention by Oscar Barnack of German Leica Camera since it became the standard of all film cameras. Even today we continue to use 35mm cameras.
  • Paul Strand

    Paul Strand
    Paul Strand creates a new photography genre - Straight Photography - photographs of reality relying on the eye of the photographer to see and compose images and avoidance of touching up of negatives/prints.
  • Nikon

    Nikon, the company was incorporated. It is Japan's oldest optical manufacturer with the most comprehensive line of some outstanding photographic and optical instruments.
  • Plasmat lens

    Plasmat lens
    Paul Rudolph produced the Plasmat lens, which may be the finest camera lens ever made.
  • Photograms

    christian sChad discovers camera less photography creating artistic photograms.
  • Man Ray - "rayographs"

    Man Ray - "rayographs"
    Man Ray begins making photograms ("rayographs") by placing objects on photographic paper and exposing the shadow cast by a distant light bulb.
  • Edward Steichen

    Edward Steichen
    The famous American photographer Edward Steichen became the chief photographer for Conde Nast publications; he shot fashion photographs and portraits of celebrities that were published regularly in Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines.
  • The Leica Camera

    The Leica Camera
    The first high quality 35 millimeter camera was marketed in Germany known as the Leica; it initiated widespread interest in candid photography.
  • The Flashbulb

    The Flashbulb
    The flashbulb was made by Paul Vierkotter to replace the flash powder (noisy and smoky stuff). As well, flashbulbs were safer then flash powder, and they were extremely powerful.
  • Andre Kertesz

    Andre Kertesz
    The amazing photographer Andre Kertesz moved from his country Hungary to Paris, where he began an 11-year project photographing street life.
  • Natural Color Underwater Pictures

    Natural Color Underwater Pictures
    Dr. William Longley and National Geographic staff photographer Charles Martin made the first natural color underwater pictures.
  • Rolleiflex Camera

    Rolleiflex Camera
    Rollei introduced the Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex producing a 6x6 cm image on rollfilm, it was a very easy to operate camera, with the best lens available.
  • Melville Bell Grosvenor

    Melville Bell Grosvenor made his first published natural-color aerial photographs for National Geographic.
  • Strobe Photography

    Strobe Photography
    Harold Edgerton developed strobe photography.
  • Photoelectric Cell Light

    The first photoelectric cell light meter is introduced.
  • Contax camera

    Contax camera
    Zeiss Ikon released the Contax camera to compete with the Leica. It was a rangefinder with through the viewfinder focusing.
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Henri Cartier-Bresson work was first shown in the Julien Levy Gallery in NYC. It was initially called antigraphic photography.
  • Gasparcolor

    At 1934, a Hungarian chemist named Bela Gaspar introduced the silver dye-bleach color process, which is first used as Gasparcolor, a motion picture film. Gasparcolor was a color film system developed, which used 3-color processes on a single filmstrip, which is mostly used in animation. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • 135 Film Catridge

    135 Film Catridge
    The 135 film cartridge is introduced make 35mm photography more accessible and easier to use. Since this introduction 35mm has dominated the photography industry as the most popular film format available. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Fujifilm

    Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, commonly known as Fujifilm was founded; which is now a very popular photo and films company. By 1938, Fuji began making cameras and lenses in addition to film. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Fuji Photo Film founded

    Fuji Photo Film founded
    Fuji Photo Film founded.
  • Kodachrome

    Eastman Kodak introduces the Kodachrome, the first color transparency (positive) film process, invented by Kodak employees Leopold Damrosch Mannes and Leopold Godowsky. Kodachrome is sharp and color-accurate, however; it’s only drawback was that it was difficult to develop and only Kodak labs processed it. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Markets Kodachrome film

    Markets Kodachrome film
    Eastman Kodak markets Kodachrome film. AGFA followed with the introduction of Agfacolor Neu later in the same year.
  • Cine-Kodak Camera

    Cine-Kodak Camera
    Kodak introduced a new home movie camera - the 16 mm Magazine CINE-KODAK Camera - that used film in magazines instead of rolls. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • First color multi-layered color film

     First color multi-layered color film
    Development of Kodachrome, the first color multi-layered color film; development of Exakta, pioneering 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.
  • Life Magazine

    Life Magazine
    Life released it's first final issue on November 1936. It goes on to become perhaps the most significant image-oriented publication of the 20th century which had influenced and inspired many artists of that century. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • KODASCOPE Special Projector

    KODASCOPE Special Projector
    Kodak introduced its first 16 mm sound-on-film projector, the Sound KODASCOPE Special Projector. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • World War II: (1937- 1939)

    World War II: (1937- 1939)
    World War II: (1937- 1939) • Development of multi-layer color negative films.
    • Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Carl Mydans, and W. Eugene Smith cover the war for LIFE magazine.
  • Xerography

    Chester Carlson invents "electron photography," which later comes to be known as xerography; this process is widely used to produce high-quality text and graphic images on paper. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Super KODAK Six-20 Camera

    Super KODAK Six-20 Camera
    In 1938, the Super KODAK Six-20 Camera was invented - which was the first camera with built-in adjustable photoelectric exposure control ever developed. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Strobe lighting

    Strobe lighting invented.
    Fuji is making cameras and lenses in addition to film.
  • Instant Images

    Polaroid introduced the Model 95. Model 95 used a secret chemical process to develop film inside the camera in less than a minute.
  • Color Photographs

    commercially viable color films were brought to the market.
  • Kodacolor negative film

    Eastman Kodak introduces Kodacolor negative film.
  • Xerography

    Chester Carlson receives patent for electric photography (xerography).
  • Kodak Color Negative Film

    Kodak Color Negative Film
    Kodak introduced Kodacolor, the first color reversal (negative) film, enabling color prints to be made. (Shamma Al Falasi)
  • Russian Galina Sankova

    Russian Galina Sankova-photojournalist and documentarian, photographs Russian children in German concentration camps, during WWII, in a body of work entitled "On the Trail of Horror". One of the most predominant Russian Female Photographers of her time.
  • History's Greatest Tank Battle

    History's Greatest Tank Battle
    The book contains images of Kursk war between the Russian and German soldiers in World War II on ground actions.

    Gjon Mili his images were about talented actors and choreographer. The photographer noted, “who would rather photograph dancing than almost anything else in the world.
  • Liberation of Paris

    Liberation of Paris
    Ralph Morse capture a photo of a boy sitting on a light pole watches the liberation celebration in Paris,
  • Nikon F SLR

    Nikon F SLR
    Nikon F SLR introduced followed by the Contax S SLR
  • The first zoom lens

    The first zoom lens
    Zoomar introduces the zoom lens, the invention of American Frank Back.
  • Magnum Photos

    Magnum Photos
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and David Seymour start the photographer-owned Magnum picture agency.
  • Holography

    Dennis Gabor invents holography (a technique which enables three-dimensional images to be made. It involves the use of a laser, interference, diffraction, light intensity recording and suitable illumination of the recording).
  • First Polaroid instant image camera

    First Polaroid instant image camera
    Edwin H. Land introduces the first Polaroid instant image camera
  • Contax S

    Contax S
    The Contax S camera was introduced, the first 35mm SLR camera with pentaprism for eye-level viewing.
  • Video Tape Recorder (VTR)

    Video Tape Recorder (VTR)
    Charles Ginsburg led the research team at Ampex Corporation in developing the first practical videotape recorder (the history of video recordersTR). In 1951, the first video tape recorder (VTR) captured live images from television cameras by converting the information into electrical impulses and saving the information onto magnetic tape. Ampex sold the first VTR for $50,000 in 1956.The first VCassetteR or VCR were sold by Sony in 1971.

    William Cook is one of American mass murderer who killed six people including a family of five.
  • 3-D film

    3-D film
    The beginnig of the 3-D film trend.
  • When 3D was new

    When 3D was new
    The first color 3D movie was (Bwana Devil), showed at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood.

    A legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt was capturing photos of famous celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe ,Jackie Kennedy and Sophia Loren. The images remains one of the single greatest portraits .
  • Leica M3

    Leica M3
    Oskar Barnack introduced the Leica M3 with bayonet mount and high-magnification rangefinder marks the end of an era for screw thread cameras.
  • Edward Steichen curates (the family of man)

    Edward Steichen curates (the family of man)
    He becomes the most famous photographic art exhibition ever because of exhibition of 408 photographs that open at New York’s Museum of modern art and travel to 69 other venues around the world.
  • Underwater photography

    Underwater photography
    national geographic photographer Luis Marden shoots 1200 photos, the largest collection of underwater color images ever taken and that’s aboard the research ship calypso with Jacques Cousteau.
  • First Asahi Pentax SLR camera

    First Asahi Pentax SLR camera
    the new fixed-pentaprism SLR camera was introduced and this was the beginning of the famous Asahi Pentax line
  • Nikon F SLR camera

    Nikon F SLR camera
    it's instantly popular as a single lens reflex (SLR) camera of professional quality.
  • Garry Winogrand

    Garry Winogrand
    He begins photographing women on the street of the New York city.
  • carousel slide projector

    carousel slide projector
    Kodak introduces the carousel slide projector
    with a rotary tray carrying 80 slides and dispensing them automatically into the projector.
  • instant color film

    instant color film
    Polaroid market the first instant color film with a development time of 60 seconds
  • instamatic camera

    instamatic camera
    Kodak introduces the instamatic camera, an inexpensive manufactured, easy to use camera with cartridge loaded film.
  • first color film developed by Polariod

    first color film developed by Polariod
    The Land 100 camera is the first fully automatic pack film camera.
  • Instamatic Camera introduced by Kodak.

    Instamatic Camera introduced by Kodak.
    Easy to use cartidge - loading film.
  • Underwater camera introduced by Nikonos.

    Underwater camera introduced by Nikonos.
    jointly developed with french film and sold under the name of Calypso
  • The Solway Firth.

    The Solway Firth.
    On 24th May 1964, Jim Templeton, a fireman from Carlisle in the North of England, took his young daughter out to the marches overlooking the Solway Firth to take some photographs. Nothing untoward happened, although both he and his wife noticed an unusual aura in the atmosphere.
  • First Pentax spomatic SLR introduce.

    It was introduced by Asahi and it was the first camera to sell well with through the lens light metering.
  • Canon Canonet QL19

    Canon Canonet QL19
    This camera is produced in 1965 by Canon Co, Japan.
  • Skyline

    San Francisco Skyline in 1966
  • Dagen H (H Day)

    Dagen H (H Day)
    Dagen H (H day), today mostly called "Högertrafikomläggningen" ("The right-hand traffic diversion"), was the day, 3 September 1967, on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The "H" stands for "Högertrafik", the Swedish word for "right-hand traffic".
  • Robin&Batman

    Photo of Burt Ward (Robin) and Adam West (Batman).
  • The Rinbow Hologram or Benton Hologram.

    is a type of hologram invented by Dr.Stephen A. Benton at Polariod.
  • Photograph of the earth from the moon.

    Photograph of the earth from the moon.
    by Wilism Anders
  • Catholicos Khoren

    Catholicos Khoren
    Catholicos Khoren I with the Armenian church choir at Magaravank in 1969
  • A sensor for recording images invented by George smith& Willard boyle.

  • Movie Kodak in 1970

    Movie Kodak in 1970
    An early Kodak Super-8
    movie camera from 1970.
    Note the rather plain,
    boxy shape. Kodak never
    made sophisticated,
    high-end movie cameras,
    leaving that to other
  • William Wegman begins photographing his Man ray.

    William Wegman begins photographing his Man ray.
    May ray known in the art world and become a centeral figure in wegman's photographs.
  • First solid-state video camera.

    introduced by : George Smith and Willard Boyle
  • The UAE

    The UAE
    On December 2, 1971, late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, architect of the modern UAE and Father of the Nation, along with the then Rulers of the other emirates made history by establishing the Union
  • Sheikh Zayed visiting the Northern Emirates

    Sheikh Zayed visiting the Northern Emirates
    President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed visits the northern emirates in January 1972.
  • 110 format cameras introduced by Kodak.

    110 format cameras introduced by Kodak.
    110 introduced to take advantage of improvment in film allowing smaller format negative.
  • C-41 color negative process

    C-41 color negative process
    Kodacolor introduced the C-41 color negative process , which replaced by C-22.
  • one-step instant photography

    Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography with the SX-70 camera.
  • The beginings of Magnetic Resonace Imaging.

    MRI is a method of looking inside the body.
  • Polariod introduce one-step instant photography with SX-70 camera.

  • C-41 color negative process intoduced, replacing C-22 by Kodak

    C-41 color negative process intoduced, replacing C-22 by Kodak
  • Fairchild Imaging produced the first commercial CCD imager.

  • October War

    October War
    This picture from October war between Eygpt, Syria Vs Israel in 1973
  • International Center for Photography

    International Center for Photography
    Photographer Cornell CAPA, brother of war photographer Robert Capa, founds New York’s International Center for Photography, an influential photography museum, school and research center.
  • The first imaging CCD

    The first imaging CCD was manufactured by Fairchild Electronics with a format of 100x100 pixels
  • First digital camera

    First digital camera
    Steve Sasson and Kodak researchers create the first digital camera that stores digital black and white images to cassette tape.
  • The Brown Sisters Photo

    The Brown Sisters Photo
    photographer Nicholas Nixon takes his first annual photograph of his wife and her sisters
  • First Photo of Another Planent's Surface

    First Photo of Another Planent's Surface
    The Venera 9 Lander landed on Venus. It was the first spacecraft to transmit pictures from another planets surface.
  • Cannon AE-1,

    Cannon AE-1,
    Cannon introduces Cannon AE-1, the first 35mm SLR (single lens reflex) camera with built in microprocessor.
  • Earth and Moon in One Frame

    Earth and Moon in One Frame
    First image of Earth and its moon together in one photograph
  • Point & shoot, autofocus camera

    Point & shoot, autofocus camera
    Konica introduces the first point-and-shoot, autofocus camera Konica C35 AF. It was named “Jasupin”.
  • consumer camcorder

    Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder

    Sony produced the world’s first and the smallest commercial color video camera using the solid state image sensor.
  • Sony Mavica

    Sony Mavica
    Sony demonstrates the Sony Mavica – the world’s first digital electronic still camera. Digital photography and television images are related to the same technology and images could be displayed to a television monitor or color printer.
  • Photos of Space

    The first photos of space
  • Sony produced the floppy(3.5 inches or 90mm)

  • First single lens reflex

    PENTAX ME-F introduced the first single lens reflex that had an autofocus capacity.
  • Disk Camera

    Kodak introduces disk camera, using an 8x11mm frame (the same as in the Minox spy camera)
  • First disk camera

    First disk camera
    Kodak introduces disk camera, using an 8x11mm frame (the same as in the Minox spy camera). It enabled people have an easy camera that can easily load with a negative film.
  • death of James Van Der Zee

    death of James Van Der Zee
    Born in 1886, James has lived a shelter life and ran business of several families. His parents were maid and butler who worked for the president Ulysses S. Grant. In 1915 he opened his first studio for photography and became famous among American-African community of Harlem in New York and unnoticeable elsewhere until the Museum of Modern art found him in 1967.
  • Canon

    Canon came up with the first digital electronic still camera
  • Ansel Adam's death

    Ansel Adam's death
    Famous as the “dean of modern art photography”, he invented the “zone system” that helped photographers to take high quality black and white pictures. He was well known for his “nature” pictures and that is why he received the Academy Gold Medal for Distinction in natural history art from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1981 alongside other awards.
  • Digital Camera

    Digital Camera
    Canon demonstrated first digital electronic still camera. It enabled people to view the Olympics in Los Angeles in Japan via phones.
  • Photographer Raghu Rai

    Photographer Raghu Rai
    This photograph is one of Raghu Rai's famous pictures that he took to show how much Bhopal Gas Tragedy have destroyed and razed thousands of human kind (about 25 000 soul). This image had an impact on highlighting the issues that might arise from the industrial fields.
  • First SLR with autofocus

    First SLR with autofocus
    Minolta Maxxum 7000, released by MINOLTA, was the first SLR camera with the autofocus facility that has motorized lenses and film advance inserted in a light plastic body. It helped people taking better quality images from far distance in the same level of the picture.
  • Pixar introduces digital imaging processor

    Pixar introduces digital imaging processor
    They introduces digital imaging processor that helped viewing pictures on the computer and can have copies of them.
  • Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry
    after he found her!Sharbat Gula, the girl that astounded huge number of people worldwide when her image was posted on the National Geographic magazine. People admired her "strong gaze" and colored eyes. After 2 years, Steve (the photographer who took her picture while she was in a shelter), found her again with a totally different appearance
  • Pixar

    Pixar introduced digital imaging processor.
  • The "Afghan girl" By Steve McCurry

    Steve McCurry is an American journalist. He was best known for his picture of “Afghan Girl “in 1984, which in a short time became the cover page of the National Geographic Magazine, 1985. The photograph of a 12 year old Afghani girl who was a refugee in Pakistan gained lots of popularity and recognition that it was named as “The Afghan Mona Lisa” linked with the world famous painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo Di Vinci.
  • Omayra Sanchez photograph by Frank Fournier

    Omayra Sanchez, a 13 year old girl who died in a volcano erruption of colombia in 1985. The tragedy was captured by Frank Fournier and brought to media blaming the Colombian government to lack response to her tragedy.
  • Omayra Sánchez

    Omayra Sánchez
    When the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in Armero, Colombia, Frank Fournier (the photographer), took this image for Omayra (13 years). She was trapped for 3 days in that water and there was a delay in assisting her. That what brought up the light into her case, because due to that delay, she died of hypothermia.
  • Crittercam

    To learn more about daily life of sea creatures, Greg Marshall, a marine biologist and a filmmaker, has stuck a crittercam to the back of a sea turtle. It opened a wide spectrum for people to learn about their environment.
  • First megapixel

    Kodak scientists created the first megapixel sensor that helps in making the picture cleares.
  • World Conference

    Standards of sound and video recording were produced by the World Conference for all the manufacturers of electronic still photography and still video equipment.
  • Disposable camera

    Disposable camera
    Kodak and Fuji collaberated together to produce the first disposable camera which enabled people to use it for one time. But it was hard for Kodak and the customers because each of them kept sending those cameras to the other part. Cameras were recycable.
  • Pentax

    They introduced an autofocus camera with the world's first SLR with an auto flash.
  • First digital camera for consumers

    Sony and fuji introduced the first digital cameras for consumer use.
  • PhotoMac

    The first image manipulation program for macintosh computers, is introduced.
  • Sally Mann

    Sally Mann
    A mother who began publishing nude pictures of her children in her garage studion in Melbourne. That action was controversial. She also took pictures of landscapes and architectures.
  • electronic imaging

    electronic imaging was widely used in science, technology and industrial sectors
  • Konica’s Kanpai

    Is the world's first voice that works on camera; sound like laughter or cheers. The original 1989 model was red, later it turned black color.
  • First version of Photoshop

    Adobe introduced photoshop. it helped people editing their images with a verys cheap price.
  • Tank Man photograph by Jeff Widener

    Jeff Widener: An American photojournalist whose photograph of “Tank Man” in Tiananmen Square in China became the most popular picture of 1989. His picture became so famous that made him the finalist of Pulitzer
  • Tian'anmen Square, Beijing

    Tian'anmen Square, Beijing
    A brave student who was standing in front of tanks (shows as he is challenging or daring them). At that time, in the Communits Revolution in China, up to 70 million people lost there lives while this brave boy stands alone..
  • PhotoCD

    A photo CD was produced by Kodak to help saving images to produce them later.
  • Bucharest, Romania

    Bucharest, Romania
    William Snyder took photograph of an infant in a hospital. This infant is HIV positive and the press said that almost 25% of the kids in the Romanian orphanages are HIV positive. This picture won the Pulitzer award because it shows how this infant is struggling in unhealthy room.
  • Jane and Jou Jou

    Jane and Jou Jou
    This ape, Jou Jou, was an aggressive one but the anthropologist, Jane Goodall, leaned to show the ape that she is friendly, so he passed his fingers on her hair. It symbolizes the harmonious relation between mankind and the other creatures. This picture was taken by the photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols in Africa.
  • Kodak

    Kodak introduced low cost photo CD system for manipulating photographs.
  • First digital camera

    Kodak used a Nikon F-3 camera body attached to an electronic image sensor to produce the first DCS, the first commercial digital camera.
  • "Soldier’s Despair"

    "Soldier’s Despair"
    David Turnley took this image that shows the real tragedy during war. This soldier is crying his friend after sitting beside his friend's body-bag during gulf war. Later this image was not allowed to be seen by the Pentagon.
  • Death of Max Dupain

    Death of Max Dupain
    One of the pioneer photographer. Married a pioneer photographer also, Olive Cotton,then they divorced and he married another woman and had kids with.
  • PhotoCD

    Kodak introduces PhotoCD that is able to save lots of documents on it. it helped people saving their time, money and it is not heavy to be carried around,
  • NCSA release the first World Wide Web browser.

    NCSA release the first World Wide Web browser.
    It called Mosaic invented by Marc Andreeseen and his team it was the first popular Web brower which greatly helped to spread use and knowledge of the web across the world. First version released in Jan 23, 1993 to displaying images in separate window.
  • Corrine Day

    Corrine Day
    Was the woman who discovered the super model, Kate Moss. who turned one of the famous models later. This image shows when she was 16 years old.
  • www.photo.net

    Creating one of the earliest internet communities online, (www.photo.net). It helped to view images online.
  • Famine: a man-made weapon of mass extermination

    Famine: a man-made weapon of mass extermination
    the photographer, James Nachtwey, took this image in Sudan in a food shelter! This picture also shows that journalists stay and watch what is happening instead of helping.
  • Kevin Carter

    Kevin Carter
    One of famous photo was taken in March 1993 by Kevin Carter, it first published in the New York Times on 26 March 1993 and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his famous photograph in 1994.
  • First consumer level digital camera

    First consumer level digital camera
    The first digital cameras called Apple Quick Take 100 camera built by Kodak it was the first digital cameras for consumer-level market that worked with a home computer, it wasn’t autofocus or zoom, but it did have a built in flash digital display.
  • The first consumer level digital cameras

    The first consumer level digital cameras
    The first consumer level digital cameras began to appear, introduced by Casio, Ricoh and a number of other consumer electronics companies, the Kodak DC40 camera allows users to capture images and then quickly transfer the images to computer so that they can save them using image editing software.
  • The short-lived APS format film introduced

    The short-lived APS format film introduced
    It is new technologies that collectively deliver photographic system which delivers pictures of high quality and can recover more than just the image along with the visual details of a given view.
  • Digital watermarking system

    Digital watermarking system
    A new system was introduced by Digimarc which track and protect photographic images on the internet, allows photographer to establish digital information into audio, images, video and printed materials in a way that is easily identified by computers.
  • Kodak DCS 520 professional digital SLR.

    Kodak DCS 520 professional digital SLR.
    Kodak DCS 520 professional digital SLR introduced addressing new needs for protection of intellectual property in the digital age
  • Picture Desk International

    Picture Desk International
    Is founded by a group of experienced independent news photographers who felt that there were no longer provided a secure or professional environment for independent documentary photographers.
  • E.P. (Editorial Photographers)

    E.P. (Editorial Photographers)
    An organization and online (internet) community for freelance editorial photographers, dedicated to the business issues of magazine photographers and newspaper photojournalists and their goal is to improve business practices in the industry
  • Nikon announces the release of the D1

    Nikon announces the release of the D1
    It was a milestone camera because it was the first digital pro SLR to be built only by a major camera manufacturer.
  • Contax introduced the NDigital

    Contax introduced the NDigital
    The first SLR digital camera, it was an important landmark in the history of digital photography, the first full-frame 35 mm cameras to reach the market.
  • The first camera-phone

    The first camera-phone
    A greatest invention had appeared and bring the attention of all people the first camera-phone introduced by Sharp and J-Phone, it play significant roles such as crime prevention, journalism and business applications as well as individual uses.
  • James Nachtwey

    James Nachtwey
    The 9/11 attacks on World Trade Center kinds of photographs aren’t just a visual recording of an event they become the event in people’s memories taken with James Nachtwey
  • Foveon image sensor

    Foveon image sensor
    This unique CMOS image sensor is the first one to capture color information for red, green and blue light at every pixel location during a single exposure.
  • Canon Digital Rebel XT

    The Digital Rebel XT may help photographers and even some professionals who need backup help. According to reviewers, the XT represents a significant improvement over the original EOS Digital Rebel. The Digital Rebel XT exceptional image quality and really fast processing and it start up extremely fast. In terms of heft, the Digital Rebel is very lightweight.
  • Kodak ceases production of film cameras

    Kodak is looking to parlay their brand name to other manufacturers who for whatever reason might want to sell their cameras under the Kodak brand. Kodak defined cameras and were an embedded part of society worldwide as the company was critical to capturing moments to be cherished, communicated and even marketed as “The Kodak Moment”.
  • Canon EOS SLR cameras

    Canon EOS SLR cameras
    Canon released different types of EOS from 2004 till now the difference was in Megapixel... it was 6 than it moved to 8 and more. Offering phenomenal performance for sports and action photographers.
  • Canon EOS 5D

    first consumer-priced full-frame digital SLR, with CMOS sensor
  • Kodak received industry accolades

    During this year Kodak received awards for new EASYSHARE-ONE Digital Camera, which provides an unprecedented ability to hold up to 1,500 pictures for instant display and to wirelessly transmit images for printing, e-mailing or online viewing.
  • Nikon digital camera

    Nikon digital camera
    Another key event in the digital photography timeline was when Nikon discontinued most of its film cameras and its large format lenses to focus on digital models.
  • Polaroid Stop production of instant film products

    Polaroid Stop production of instant film products
    Digital photography steadily increase out the use of a film camera, so much so that Polaroid announced that it was halting production on all of their instant film products.
  • Spider webs

    Spider webs
    This pictuer taken by Canon EOS 350D from an random user.
  • Nikon D3 a“full frame” DSLR

  • Solve Sundsbo

    Solve Sundsbo
    Solve Sundsbo is a norwegian fashion photographer, working with such brands as Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Bally and Armani. He famous photographer in fashion in 2007.
  • Kodak received its ninth Oscar® statuette

    Kodak received its ninth Oscar® statuette
    This time for developing emulsions for KODAK VISION2 Color Negative Films for the motion picture industry. Using the new KODAK TRUESENSE CMOS pixel and recent color filter pattern technology, Kodak introduced the world’s first 1.4 micron, 5 megapixel sensor – designed for consumer applications like mobile phones
  • The Nikon D90

    The Nikon D90
    This camera became the first DSLR camera to record video, marking another important milestone on the digital photography timeline.
  • Canon releases the EOS-7D DSLR .

    This camera was the first DSLR with an 18MP APS-C image sensor and the first one to use dual image processors.
  • pic of 2009

    pic of 2009
    some canon user pictuer.
  • KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera

    KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera
    Kodak continued to grow its line of popular pocket video cameras, introducing the KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera offering full 1080p High Defini
  • Nikon F6

    Is a professional model film based SLR is the only non-digital camera still being made by Nikon.
  • Sony NEX-VG10

    the first consumer camcorder to use an interchangeable lens and a 14 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor. This camera further blurs the lines as more ability to capture HD video and now there is a HD camera capable of taking DSLR quality still images. The NEX-VG10 with a zoom lens. Using the same image sensor and lens mount as the recently released NEX-3 and NEX-5 digital cameras this addition giving people the option of having a camera with DSLR-like image quality and lens interchangeabilit
  • Canon announced the largest CMOS image sensor ever made.

    Canon announced the largest CMOS image sensor ever made.
    The new sensor measures 202mm by 205mm. It is about 40 times the size of full-frame image sensor and is capable of capturing images using 1/100 of the light a normal professional DSLR. This means that the new sensor is capable of capturing 60 fps video at the unbelievable light level of 0.3 lux. Canon's new an important milestone in the world of digital photography.
  • Moon passes between the Earth and Sun

  • Playing around

    Playing around
    random canon user pictuer.
  • Panasonic LUMIX G Lens fir Micro Four Thirds

    This Technique has micro four third mount, 2 aspheric lens elements and minimum focus distance.
    In addition, it is awesome little lens, perfect prime, fast, sharp, and so on. Also, this lens is lightweight and fast/accurate image. To many photographers, it is an essential lens. It is recommended to used in the conditions like low light, night, landscape/scenery, weddings.
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens

  • Top Rated and Best Selling Camera Lenses

  • Sony’s ‘Smart Skin’ Camera Can See Zits Before They Appear

    Sony’s ‘Smart Skin’ Camera Can See Zits Before They Appear
    SSKEP (Smart Skin Evaluation Program), is a highly accurate, high speed technology for analyzing various elements of the skin, including texture, pores, brightness and coloring.
    Furthermore, pigmentation on and beneath the surface of the skin can be viewed by conducting pixel-by-pixel analysis of melanin in the skin, thus enabling information to be obtained about non-visible skin.
  • First Kodak camera

    First Kodak camera entered the market with the slogan “You press the button, we do the rest”. Pre-loaded with enough film for 100 exposures, the Kodak camera could easily be carried and handheld during its operation. That camera help people to take picture of whatever they want without facing any problem like they used to before, because of huge cameras.
  • The use calotypes for portrait photography in Edinburgh

    The use calotypes for portrait photography in Edinburgh
    Hill and Adamson take photographs of the nearly 500 ministers gathered for their mass resignation from the Church of Scotland and the subsequent formation of the Free Church.
  • Best photo in 2013

    Best photo in 2013
    Two year old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile. this photo is taken by Paul Hansen in 2012 and awarded as a best photo in 2013.
  • Kodak Color Negative Film

    Kodak Color Negative Film
    Kodak introduced Kodacolor, the first color reversal (negative) film, enabling color prints to be made.