• Period: 500 BCE to 1600 BCE

    Camera Obscura

    This was a tool used by most Artists that allowed them to draw or paint realistic landscapes and rendering of Architecture, since the word Photography is explained as drawing with light.
  • Period: 1400 to

    Early Obtics

    Near the start of the 16 century, Leonardo De Vinci wrote instructions about the camera Obscura and sketched out diagrams. He mentioned pinholes, but also glass lenses. Optics and lenses were new but established science by this time period.
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    Developing a Film

    In 1604, an Astronomer named Johannes Kepler gets credit with coining the term photograph for a drawing with light, he was referring to using telescopic optics to reflect light onto a canvas or piece of paper to draw the stars. In 1717, Johann Heinrich Schulze figured out that a solution of silver nitrate darkens when exposed to light and tried to figure out the problem of turning it light from darken.
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    First Photography

    It was one out of a series of experiments, Nicéphore Niépce used a thin sheet of metal and spread-ed on chemicals to create the worlds earliest and longest surviving photograph.
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    Celluloid Roll Film

    Glass and metal plates were fragile and hard to work with and somewhat costly. In 1835, Henry Fox Talbot invented a method of spreading a gelatine emulsion on paper. In 1839, John Herschel a astronomer had made a way to fix the images recorded by silver halides. In 1887, the silver halides and celluloid were first manufactured together as a photographic film.
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    The word Photography started to be used to describe the Daguerreotype. From 1839 and on, the popular plate made of metal process called the Daguerreotype opened a whole new world for photographers and artists and even tech.
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    Enter the Camera

    In 1841, most photographers used cameras made by them or skilled craftsmen and adapting lenses made by optical manufacturers. And there were optical companies such as Zeiss, Leitz and others. A person named Voightlander took a extra step and introduced a camera for metal plates.
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    Photography made it's way into the news. In 1848, in June, workers revolt in France. In 1853-1856 the Crimean war and In 1861-1865 the US Civil War were taken with Photographic images of theses wars into public view.
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    Moving Pictures

    Cameras and other projects were invented to make moving motion to be projected on a large screen, and a little later one sound was discovered in those projectors.
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    A man named George Eastman of Rochester, New York, had an Idea to use the new roll film, and to make a simple, easy to use camera.
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    35mm Film and the Leica

    135 film was one of the most common formats of roll films, theses were primarily used for motion pictures but then it spooled into small cartridges for miniature still cameras. These movie cameras transported this film called 35mm, though the movie cameras vertically, with a frame of 18x24mm per image. Later on in 1913, an engineer at Leitz named Oskar Barnack, has designed a still camera prototype that made images though the camera vertically and with a frame of 24x36mm per image.
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    35mm SLRs

    35mm's became very popular in history.In 1957, a person named Asahi Optical of Japan, called the Pentax, made the first eye-level viewing single-lens reflex camera with an instant return mirror. In 1959, a camera named professional-caliber 35mm SLR has a entire system of lenses and motor drives, which became one of the primary types of cameras for photographic images.
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    Digital Reigns Supreme

    Digitally recorded images were created in a Kodak lab in 1975 and it took 23 seconds to capture the 0.01 MP image, the camera was very basic but the recording apparatus weighed in at 8 pounds. The first digital cameras of the 1980s-1990s were several point shoot style cameras from computer makers and the bigger camera companies, then from 1989 through to the 2000s, Fuji and Kodak collaborated with Canon and Nikon to make digital cameras that would fit into what professionals needed.
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    History of Photography still Continues

    Photography still continues to increase in new cameras and experiments.