FC: Evolution of Photography
1: The first camera was the pinhole camera, camera obscura,and it was not really a camera at all. the pinhole camera was used by artists to trace an image of whatever they wanted. the pinhole camera had a strange feature that was not understood for a long time. the images would come out upside down.
2: in the summer of 1827 Joseph Niepce took the first photograph with the camera obscura. Niepce found a mix of chemicals on paper would react to the light and absorb the image onto this photo paper.
3: The invention of light sensitive materials was an amazing invention for the time but there where many things wrong with niepce's invention. One of the major drawbacks of his design was that it took eight hours of exposure in order for the picture to be transfered to the paper.
4: over many years light sensitive materials evolved and where printed on paper. The major upgrade for light sensitive paper was the exposure time. Soon the time went from eight hours to a couple of minutes over many years.
5: With the evolution of light sensitive paper came the evolution of the camera. many companies sprouted to make money on an amazing invention
6: Kodak was a camera company that was made famous from many products but their most popular was th brownie box camera. It was so popular because of the price. The camera was only one dollar and film for it was fifty cents it was one of the first roll film cameras.
7: After rolled film came Polaroid. Polaroid cameras have been around since the 1950's it gained in popularity in the 60's because it was relatively cheap and the pictures came out right after you take the picture.
8: After Polaroid cameras came to be the more popular camera, companies like Kodak started to bring back rolled film cameras. Rolled film was better because it was cheaper than paper for Polaroids and you can hold more pictures. The downside of film is that you have to get it developed.
9: In the 1990's technology was increasing rapidly. with this rapid increase in technology camera companies also got caught up in the rise of technology. This rise of technology brought the digital camera. the first digital camera was the size of a small television but it quickly evolved to a smaller version that was available for the public.
10: Digital Cameras evolved and became higher quality and digital cameras became the main type of camera in the us and in many years the digital camera has not become the best it can be. Once it has reached that point there might be a new type of camera to come along.
11: The digital camera has reached a high point and it is still evolving. the camera in the picture below is a Hassleblad H4D 60 and it is worth about fifty thousand dollars. This camera produces pictures at sixty megapixels. This camera is an example of how photography has evolved to amazing things.