Sunday, September 28, 2008

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was the first person to create a photograph. The photograph pictured here is an 8 hour exposure shot from his window. This photograph was made in 1826.

Here is a link that explains the beginning of photography for those who do not know the history of photography.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic%C3%A9phore_Ni%C3%A9pce
I studied the history of photography in school, and I recommend that if you have a passion for photography, then you should be hitting the books to know where your passion began. Not only will you learn the history of photography, I can guarantee that you will make a viable connection to at least one photographer in the entire history.

2 comments:

Sheryl said...

I just studied this picture in the last photography class that I took....it is interesting when you look at it that there is light all around, not from one specific direction, because it took 8 hours. Can you imagine if it was still that difficult? Digital sure is instant gratification!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you. So nice to read a comment from a photographer's POV. :)

xo/ fashion chalet