|Posted by Niamh Scally on April 15, 2013 at 1:05 AM|
Without even realising it we are all exposed to photography on a daily basis, whether that be on the Internet, magazines or advertisements, photography plays a big part in today's society.
Photography was first developed in the ancient times, camera obscuras were used to form images on walls indarkened rooms then the image formation via a pinhole.
Skip forward to 1880 where George Eastman, age 24, sets up Eastman Dry Plate Companyin Rochester, New York. First half-tone photograph appears in a dailynewspaper, the New York Graphic.
In 1963 the first color instant film was developed by Polaroid and Instamaticreleased by Kodak, The first purpose-built underwater introduced, the Nikonos.
In 1999 The Nikon D1 SLR, 2.74 megapixel was released and sold for $6000, this was the first ground-up DSLR design by a leading manufacturer
2003 saw Four-Thirds standard for compact digital SLRs introduced with the Olympus E-1; Canon Digital Rebel introduced for less than $1000
That concludes this brief introduction to photography.
Stay tuned for the next instalment,
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