Photography

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    Pinhole Camera

    Camera obscura or pinhole images are a natural optical phenomenon. Early known descriptions are found in the Chinese Mozi writings (circa 500 BC) and the Aristotelian Problems (circa 300 BC - 600 AD). Starting with Alhazen (965–1039) the effect was used in dark rooms, mostly to study the nature of light and to safely watch solar eclipses.
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    First Photograph ever taken

    he First Photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.
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    First ever camera

    The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1888-1889. His first camera, which he called the "Kodak," was first offered for sale in 1888.