Fascinating facts about Photography

  • Word "photography" originates from Greek, meaning drawing with light.
  • Word camera originates from the Latin word “camera obscura” which means “dark chamber”.
  • The first ever camera described in the history was a pin hole camera, dating back to 4th or 5th century.
  • The world's first photo was taken by a French scientist, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce with a camera obscura in 1826.
  • Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell produces the world's first color photograph in 1861.
  • The film used to capture the photos on NASA's Apollo 11 moon missions was manufactured by Kodak.
  • There are 12 Hasselblad cameras left on the surface of the moon today.
  • The Hasselblad camera was first introduced in 1948.
  • The chemicals used in the early days to develop photographs are poisonous and could be fatal if consumed.
  • Apple released it's first digital camera in 1994, the Apple Quicktake, which was designed by Kodak.
  • Kodak was founded in the 1890s and became the world's largest photographic equipment manufacturer.
  • There is an average of 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook per day.
  • Fashion photography was invented by the French.
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