Photography Timeline_KaelaLawsonUNCO

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  • 500

    500 BC

    Chinese and Greek philosophers describe principle of optics and he camera.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    16th Century

    16th Century
    Camera Obscura ( darkened room) improved by utilizing a basic lens.
  • 1666

    Issac Newton proves light is the source of color. Used a prism to divide sunlight into different colors and combine them to make white light.
  • 1725

    Dolland develops Arochromatic telescope lens, improves camera obscura image.
  • 1727

    Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered silver nitrate darkens when exposed to light.
  • 1794

    First Panorama opens, forerunner movie house created by Robert Baker.
  • 1801

    Thomas Young suggests that the retina contains three types of color sensitive receptors. One for blue light, one for green, and one for red. He also suggests that the brain interprets combinations to form other colors in visible UV spectrum.
  • 1802

    Wedgwood produces silhouettes of opaque objects by printing them on silver nitrate coated paper. Images were unfixed and faded by daylight.
  • 1814

    Joseph Niepce creates first photographic image using camera obscura. Image requires eight hours of light exposure and faded easily.
  • 1829

    Daguerre begins partnership with Niepce.
  • 1834-1835

    Fox Talbot experiments with silver chloride paper to achieve "negatives" of silhouettes. Uses small mousetrap cameras to photograph personal library window at Lacock Abbey, thus creating the first negative.
  • 1837

    Louis Daguerre creates the first daguerreotype, a fixed image that did not fade and required less than thirty minutes of light exposure.
  • 1840

    First American client issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera.
  • 1841

    William Henry patents Calotype process. First negative-positive process making the first multiple copies possible.
  • 1841

    Petzval calculates mathematic compounded lens of f/3.6 and reduces Daguerreotype exposure to one minute.
  • 1843

    First advertisement with a photograph is published in Philadelphia.
  • 1847

    Niepce De St. Victor discovers use of albumen to bind silver salts on glass base. Process requires ten minutes exposure. Talbot patents process in England.
  • 1851

    Frederick Scott Archer invents Collodion process - images. Required only a few seconds of light exposure.
  • 1859

    First Panoramic camera, The Sutton, is created by Thomas Sutton.
  • 1861

    Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer.
  • 1865

    Photographs and photographic negatives are added to protected works under copyright law.
  • 1871

    Richard Leach Maddox creates gelatin dry plate silver bromide process causing negatives to no longer be required to be devloped immediately.
  • 1880

    Eastman Dry Plate Company is founded.
  • 1884

    George Eastman creates flexible, paper-based photographic film,
  • 1887

    Hannibal Goodwin filled patent for roll film with flexible plastic base.
  • 1888

    Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera.
  • 1900

    First ever camera is mass marketed -The Brownie.
  • 1913

    First 35mm still camera is created, The Ur- Leica.
  • 1927

    Geheral Electric invents modern flash bulb.
  • 1932

    First light meter equipped with photoelectric cell is introduced.
  • 1935

    Eastman Kodak begins marketing Kodachrome film.
  • 1941

    Eastman Kodak opens the doors of Kodacolor negative film.
  • 1948

    Chester Carlon receives a patent for electric photography (xerography).
  • 1948

    Edwin Land markets Polaroid camera.
  • 1954

    Eastman Kodak introduces high-speed Tri-X film.
  • 1960

    EG&G develops underwater camera with an extreme depth limit for the U.S Navy.
  • 1963

    Polaroid introduces instant color film.
  • 1968

    Photograph of the Earth is taken from the moon. The photograph (Earthrise) is one of the most influential environmental photographs.
  • 1973

    Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography: SX-70 camera.
  • 1977

    George Eastman and Edwin Land are inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
  • 1978

    Konica introduces first point-and-shoot camera with autofocus.
  • 1980

    Sony produces first consumer camcorder - captures moving pictures and still.
  • 1981

    The University of Calgary Canada ASI Science Team builds the Fairchild All-Sky camera.
  • 1984

    Canon produces first digital, electronic still camera.
  • 1985

    Pixar introduces digital imaging processor.
  • 1990

    Eastman Kodak announces Photo Compact Disc, a digital image storage medium.
  • 1990

    Microsoft releases Windows 3.1.
  • 1990

    Kodadk announces Photo CD as a digital image storage medium.
  • 1992

    Tim Berners -Lee produces software and protocol for the World Wide Web.
  • 1993

    NCSA releases World Wide Web browser.
  • 1994

    Netscape launches WWW Navigator (browser).
  • 1996

    APS (advanced photo system) is introduced with cassettes that can hold 24mm wide film. Microsfot releases Internet Explorer.
  • 1998

    First consumer megapixel camera introduced.
  • 1999

    Kyocera Corporation introduces the VP - 210 VisualPhone. First mobile phone with a built-in camera. Could record video and take still photos.
  • 1999

    First digital camera with interchangeable lenses (DSLR) is released by Nikon.
  • 2000

    The Canon EOS D30 (first digital SLR) is released for market with a CMOS sensor.
  • 2000

    Sharp and J-Phone introduced first camera-phone in Japan.
  • 2000

    Development of "mircolens array" leads to higher megapixel image senors.
  • 2001

    Sony releases DSC-F707, 5 megapixel sensor that can take night pictures without flash.
  • 2002

    Contax N Digital first camera to include a CCD sensor the size of a full 35mm frame. The EOS-1D's was Canon's first full frame camera.
  • 2003

    Olympus E-1 first camera to utilize Four-Thirds SLR system.
  • 2003

    Canon launches Digital Rebel, first affordable DSLR that is aimed at non-professional market. Olympus introduces first DSLR with self-cleaning image sensor.
  • 2006

    Nikon discontinues most film cameras and focuses on still photos with higher resolution lenses.
  • 2008

    Polaroid discontinues instant film products due to the overwhelming popularity of digital photography.
  • 2008

    Nikon D90 is the first DSLR to record video.
  • 2009

    Canon EOS 7Dirst APS-C is the first 18MPcamera. First to use dual image processors.
  • 2010

    Fujifilm's Real 3D W3 is the first digital camera to shoot 3D photographs.
  • 2010

    The Pentax 645D is the first DSLR to be sold for less than $10,000.