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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
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. https://www.photoblog.com/learn/first-photograph-in-history/
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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
‘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. https://www.photoblog.com/learn/first-photograph-in-history/
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. https://petapixel.com/2015/05/23/20-first-photos-from-the-history-of-photography/
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. https://www.photoblog.com/learn/first-photograph-in-history/