Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Invention of Photography






In this age of digital cameras everyone is a photographer. Not that there's anything wrong with digital photography, however there are those individuals, young and old alike that don't know or understand the development of the photographic process, about the cameras, the dark room and the importance of understanding the rich history of photography dating back to the 1800s and how it changed the world.


The earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre.
 A friend sent me a link this morning to BBC Radio telling me about an episode entitled the Invention of Photography.

2 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

And what a wonderful invention it was, not only to record special moments we want to remember, but also historical (and maybe not so wonderful periods) we shouldn't forget.

Catherine Meyers said...

It's so true. The world would be a far different place and greatly lacking without it!