Photography – a new art or yet another scientific achievement

Photography

The word “photography” which is derived from the Greek words for “light” and “writing”, was first used by Sir John Herschel in 1839, the year the invention of the photographic process was made public.

The louvre from the left bank of seine

L.J.M Daguerre, “The Louvre from the Left Bank of the Seine” daguerreotype,1839.

Scientific Discoveries

  • The basics of optics – Camera Obscure
  • Optical glass
  • Chemical developments – light sensitive materials
  • Digital Photograph

Leonardo Da Vinci, The Magic Lantern, 1515
Leonardo Da Vinci, The Magic Lantern, 1515

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