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The Evolution of Cameras

By Ameena
  • White light is composed up of a spectrum of different colors.

     White light is composed up of a spectrum of different colors.
    Light ScienceIsaac Newton discovered that white light is composed of different colors.
  • Silver Nitrate Darkens

    Silver Nitrate Darkens
    Chemistry of PhotographyJohann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.
  • First Panorama Opens

    First Panorama Opens
    First Camera Invented First Panorama opens, the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker.
  • First Photographic Image Captured

    First Photographic Image Captured
    The First Camera- ObscuraJoseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura - however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded.
  • First Lasting Image

    First Lasting Image
    Daguerreotype Louis Daguerre's first daguerreotype - the first image that was fixed and did not fade and needed under thirty minutes of light exposure.
  • First American patent on the Camera

    First American patent on the Camera
    Alexander WallcottFirst American patent issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera.
  • The Calotype Process is patented

    The Calotype Process is patented
    Calotype PhotographyWilliam Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process - the first negative-positive process making possible the first multiple copies
  • First Photographic Advirtisement

    First Photographic Advirtisement
    First advertisement with a photograph made in Philadelphia.