History of Photography

  • Beginning of Photography!

    Beginning of Photography!
    The very first photograph was made in a camera was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. This photograph was taken from the upstairs' window of his estate in the Burgundy region of France.
  • The first Photo of a Person!

    The first Photo of a Person!
    The first photograph of a person/human appeared in a snapshot that was captured by Louis Daguerre in 1838. Seven minutes of exposure and it was aimed at capturing the Boulevard Du Temple, a thoroughfare in Paris, France. People weren't in place long enough to be seen in picture. However, in the lower left hand of the picture there's a man getting his shoes shined/polished. figures were later found after analysis.
  • First Color Photograph!

    First Color Photograph!
    the first color photo was taken by a mathematical physicist named James Clerk Maxwell. It was the first long-lasting picture and he unveiled it in 1861 at a lecture.Thomas Sutton invented the SLR, he was the one who pressed the shutter button. Maxwell is credited for the scientific process which made it possible. The photo is a three-colored ribbon.
  • First Underwater Portrait!

    First Underwater Portrait!
    Louis Marie Auguste Boutan invented his underwater camera in 1893 and after a few tests, six years later he finally rook his first portrait. The photo is of oceanographer and biologist Emil Racovitza in Banyuls-sur-Mer in the South of France.
  • First Fatal Plane Crash Photograph!

    First Fatal Plane Crash Photograph!
    Photographs of disaster isn't everyone's favorite preference, but it could help us to learn from past mistakes. This photo from 1908 showcases the death of Aviator Thomas Selfridge. The plane was an experimental design by the Aerial Experimental Association, which was part of the US Army. The plane was also carrying Orville Wright when it crashed; however, he survived.
  • First Underwater Color Photo!

    First Underwater Color Photo!
    National Geographic photographer Charles Martin and botanist Dr. William Longley took the first color underwater photograph in 1926. The image of a hog fish was taken in the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • First Space Photograph!

    First Space Photograph!
    The first photograph from space was taken by the V-2 #13 rocket, launched 105 km above the ground from White Sands Misslie Range in New Mexico, USA. The rocket was launched in October, 24th of 1946. The photo represents the Earth in black-and-white from an altitude of 65 miles. A 35 millimeter motion picture camera snapped a frame every second and a half as the rocket climbed straight up into the atmosphere.
  • First Polaroid!

    First Polaroid!
    Polaroid founder, Edwin Land, first demonstrated the instant camera on February 21, 1947 at a meeting of the Optical Society of America in New York City. The Land camera, as it was originally known, contained a roll of positive paper with a pod of developing chemicals at the top of each frame
  • The First Cape Canaveral Launch Photograph!

    The First Cape Canaveral Launch Photograph!
    Photographers of NASA captured the first photograph of a Cape Canaveral launch in July of 1950. The launched rocket was known as the 'Bumper 2'; a two-staged rocket compromising a V-2 missile based and a WAC Corporal rocket. There were multiple photographers, as shown in the picture, they were ready to get there chance to snap a picture.
  • First Digital Photograph!

    First Digital Photograph!
    The first digital photograph was taken way back in 1957;20 years before Kodak's engineer invented the first digital camera. The photo id digitally scanned of a shot taken on film. The picture portrays Russell Kirsch's son and it's a resolution of 176×176.
  • First Photograph of Earth From Moon!

    First Photograph of Earth From Moon!
    The Earth was photographed from the Moon in all its glory on August 23rd, 1966. Traveling in the vicinity, A Lunar Orbiter, the Moon was snapped and received at Robledo De Chervil in Spain. This was the Lunar spacecraft’s 16th orbit around the Moon.
  • First Photo of a Fully Lit Earth!

    First Photo of a Fully Lit Earth!
    ‘The Blue Marble” photograph taken on December 7, 1972, is one of the most widely distributed photographic images in existence. The image was the first to show a fully illuminated Earth as the astronauts had the Sun behind them when they took the image.
  • First Photograph From Mars!

    First Photograph From Mars!
    The first image of the planet, Mars, was taken by Viking 1 shortly after it touched down on the red planet. The photograph was taken on July 20th, 1976, as NASA fulfilled its mission to obtain high-resolution images of the planet’s surface. The images were used to study the Martian landscape and its structure.
  • First 3-D American President Portrait Photograph!

    First 3-D American President Portrait Photograph!
    Computer experts from the Smithsonian and the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies teamed up to take the first 3-D Presidential Portrait. The shot of Barrack Obama utilized a custom-built 50 LED light array, eight ‘sports’ cameras, and six wide angle cameras. The photograph was then 3-D printed and is available for viewing at the Smithsonian.
  • First Photo of Black Hole!

    First Photo of Black Hole!
    On Wednesday, April 10th, the world was treated to something unprecedented - the first-ever image of a black hole! The image captured the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) at the center of M87 (aka. Virgo A), a super-giant elliptical galaxy in the Virgo constellation.