Whilst photographs are something we can all relate to on a personal level, have you ever wondered how the camera ever came to existence? Throughout time we’ve watched the photographic process grow into what it is today. We’ve witnessed vast technological advances and innovation that even our smart phones are capable (if not better in opinion to some) than your common DSLR camera.
The Kodak to iPhonography infographic aims to educate those who want to know a brief history of how the camera first came about and how its growth has lead to where it is today. With special thanks to Social Media apps such as Instagram and Pinterest – the demand for better, portable and light image creation has increased phenomenally. Because of such innovative technology in today’s smart phones there is talk of the traditional DSLR camera becoming obsolete
This infographic is a journey through time to get us to this conclusion.
Where did it all begin?
The ‘Camera Obscura’ was developed by Hasan Ibn al-Haytham, a Physicist , during the 11th Century. An exposure through the camera obscura took 8 hours to capture and did not leave a permanent photograph. The earliest known surviving photography was taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce somewhere between 1826 or 1827, however the first known coloured image to remain permanent was taken by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861.