Who was the first photographer and what did they photograph?

  1. stuff4kids profile image97
    stuff4kidsposted 3 years ago

    Who was the first photographer and what did they photograph?

    I don't know for sure, but I imagine that photography was invented sometime in the nineteenth century, but I wonder who the very first photographer was? What was the first photograph ever made? Was the process of photography very different then to how it is now?

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  2. CuAllaidh profile image85
    CuAllaidhposted 3 years ago

    Nicéphore Niépce was the first person to announce taking a successful photograph. The first photos were primarily of landscaps because it took days of exposure to create them.  Early photographs were very grainy and didn't contain much in the way of details, although the longer the exposure time the better the details.

    That being said even in the 14th century they were using similar technology the "Camera Obscura" (technology that dates back to the ancient Greeks) to paint paintings, essentially the camera would project the scene onto their canvas and they would simply trace it and fill it in.

    1. stuff4kids profile image97
      stuff4kidsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Amazing answer! I had no idea about the camera obscura. Fascinating...

 
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