FC: Photography+Camera History | By:Cooper Getsfrid Payton Barclay Mat Yon | source: http://photography.about.com/od/historyofphotography/a/photohistory.htm
1: History of the Camera | The first camera ever built was called the camera obscura. It took its first shot in 1827, it was the first ever photographic image. The picture it took was called a heliograph or sun print, they called them the sun print because they said "light was drawing the picture".
2: Photography as we know it today started up in France by Joseph Nicefore Niepce. When he used a portable camera obscura to expose a pewter plate coated with bitumen to light. | Photography History
3: Influential Photographers | - W. Eugene Smith helped and influenced the making of black and white printing as we know it. -Irving Penn was the genius who created the American Vogue Magazine.Each portrait shot in the corner of a room or still life means something to him. -Helmut Newton created erotically motivational and strong images of women,and developed the use of ring flash in fashion photos.