The Invention Of Photography

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Once before a moment could only be captured and maintained in memory or history through painting, drawing, and sculptures. People had always looked for a way to get pictures without the long and tedious work of artist. Scientist of many generations from different countries of the world came together and developed the new art of photography. Scientist discovered this by a sunbeam projecting through a tiny hole in a dark room, the light from the sun would leave a drawing of the object on the surface. Objects are depicted in exact ratio and color but size is diminished in comparison to reality and are seen upside down. After this discovery in the 1700 's it wasn 't until the year 1839 that photography became an official invention. Nowadays people …show more content…
Dating back to 1839, the earliest camera known was called the camera obscura, it was used in ancient times to project an image. Leonardo Da Vinci actually wrote the first detailed description on the camera obscura in the 15th century, describing how its a box with a pinhole on one side and a glass screen on the other. Da Vinci also states, "No image, even of the smallest object, enters without being flipped upside down." The first photograph wasn 't taken until February 3, 1826 by a man named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, he named the photograph, "View from the Window Le Gras". Then in the mid 1850s bellows cameras were introduced, designed for greater focal length and the ability to take close-ups. Bellows camera later lead to the development of the first single lens reflex (SLR) camera, which shortly lead to the development of the twin lens reflex cameras. Through time inventors kept adding on to the camera in anyway to improve the quality of cameras. It wasn 't until 1947, the first Polaroid camera was introduced. Changing the idea of cameras entirely, the Polaroid camera produced an image in a minute, which made the camera a success due to the instant images. The Polaroid camera later on led into a film camera and then into our modern day camera, the digital camera. Throughout history these different types of cameras all have one thing in common, they captured and maintained …show more content…
Magazine companies is one of the most common places you 'll see photos being bought and placed into their magazine. National geographic is a company that deals with all different types of photos, dealing with history and wildlife. National geographic has their own photographers that they send to travel around the world to capture pictures but they also purchase pictures through "your shot". There are also many other types of websites that are available for people to upload the photos they 've taken and have the chance for companies to buy them for their websites or magazines. It 's also possible to acquire a job through selling your photos, if the company likes what they see then ask for you to work for them. That 's how you become recognized and your work becomes recognized by putting your work out there to be purchased. For people, "Photography needs to be not looking but feeling. If you can 't feel what you 're looking at, then you 're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures." You want people to feel your work not just see

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