History of photography


This section explores the historical facts about photography. History of photography. Photography is a technology for recording an image by registering optical radiation using a photosensitive element or semiconductor converter. The very first photograph was taken by Joseph Niepce in 1826 with a pinhole camera, although four years earlier he also took the attached image, but it has not survived. «View from the window» is considered the first photograph in history.
Camera obscura (lat. Camera obscūra — «dark room») is the simplest type of device that allows you to obtain an optical image of objects. It is a light-tight box with a hole in one of the walls and a screen (frosted glass or thin white paper) on the opposite wall. Light rays passing through a small hole (the diameter of which depends on the «focal length» of the camera, approximately 0.1–5 mm) create an inverted image on the screen. (from wikipedia site).
The modern history of photography
Physicist Heinrich Schulze is the founder of the development of modern photography. In the course of his experiments in 1724, mixing nitric acid, chalk and silver, he noticed that the sun’s rays, falling on the mixture, make it dark. Areas in the shade remain unchanged. Louis Daguerre, developing the work of J. Niepce, made the world’s first camera and managed to save the picture.

First photography «View from the window»