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when did photography start

What was the instrument used to take pictures before photography?

The instrument that people used for processing pictures was called the Camera Obscura (which is Latin for the dark room) and it was around for a few centuries before photography came along.

What was the problem with Niepce’s plate?

One of the problems with this method was that the metal plate was heavy, expensive to produce, and took a lot of time to polish. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce 1765-1833.

Why did the Renaissance artists not use camera obscura?

The reason for not openly admitting it was the fear of being charged of association with occultism or simply not wanting to admit something many artists called cheating.

How long did the exposure last in the movie "The Sun"?

The exposure had to last for eight hours, so the sun in the picture had time to move from east to west appearing to shine on both sides of the building in the picture. Niepce came up with the idea of using a petroleum derivative called "Bitumen of Judea" to record the camera’s projection.

What was before photography?

Before Photography: Camera Obscura. Before photography was created, people had figured out the basic principles of lenses and the camera. They could project the image on the wall or piece of paper, however no printing was possible at the time: recording light turned out to be a lot harder than projecting it.

What is the color of a computer screen?

Red, green and blue are the primary colors for television and computer screens, hence the RGB modes in numerous imaging applications. The first color photo, an image of a tartan ribbon (above), was taken in 1861 by the famous Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, who was famous for his work with electromagnetism.

When was the camera obscura invented?

It is believed that Camera Obscura was invented around 13-14th centuries, however there is a manuscript by an Arabian scholar Hassan ibn Hassan dated 10th century that describes the principles on which camera obscura works and on which analogue photography is based today. An illustration of camera obscura.

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