Photography Facts

Photography Facts
Photography is the art or science of recording an image using light, electromagnetic radiation, film, or image sensors. The word photography is derived from Greek words meaning 'drawing with light'. The word 'photographie' was used in private notes in 1834, but the first time it was known to be published was in an 1839 article in a German newspaper. Camera principles were first explored by the ancient Chinese philosopher Mo Di. Greek mathematicians as far back as the 5th century BCE mentioned pinhole cameras. The first attempt to capture an image with a light sensitive substance was done in approximately 1800s by Thomas Wedgwood.
Interesting Photography Facts:
The first successful photoetching was done in 1822, by a French inventor. He created the first surviving camera photograph in either 1826 or 1827, titled the 'View from the Window at Le Gras'.
The 'dauerreotype' process was invented by Louis Daguerre and took the first confirmed photograph of a person on a street in Paris in 1838.
France paid Louis Daguerre a pension and released the invention to the world as a gift from France.
Cameras work by collecting the light from the image in the viewer and turning it into a permanent photograph. When taking a picture the photographer presses a button which opens the camera shutter for a brief moment. It collects the light on the camera lens, film, or sensor, creating an image.
A blurry photograph occurs when the camera moves while the shutter is open.
Many people still prefer to use a film camera, which requires the use of film, and the time to develop the photo in a darkroom.
Digital photography is instant and the photographs can be viewed immediately on the camera or downloaded onto a computer.
The first Moon photograph was taken in 1851 and the first time a photograph was taken of the dark side of the moon was in 1959.
Queen Victoria is the first known person to use the word 'photo' in reference to a photograph, in a letter she wrote in 1860.
Cameras with large telephoto lenses can capture images further away and make them appear closer. They are commonly used for wildlife photography and for sports photography, when the photographer cannot get close to the subject for safety or logistical reasons.
The number of photographs taken in two minutes today equals the number of photographs taken around the world in the entirety of the 1800s.
The first permanent color photograph was taken in 1861. Color photographs taken prior to this faded quickly.
Theoretically speaking the left side of most people's faces is the more photogenic side because people tend to show more emotion on the left side.
Dilish Parekh of Mumbai, in India has been collecting cameras since 1977. He has more than 4,425 antique cameras in his collection.
The first digital photograph was taken in 1988.
It is estimated that over 250 billion digital photos have been uploaded to Facebook since the website was launched.
Because of the cell phone, and digital images, more than 350 billion photos are taken around the world every year.

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