A Quick History of Photography




Introduction to Photography Unit 1 Lesson 2

In this lesson we will take a quick jump through the history of photography, from it’s beginnings until the advent of digital photography. This lesson is meant to give you an idea of how photography began and how it has transformed through the years.

Other videos from this course can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBBCCB798B85DA47B

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Comments 32

  1. A very good explanation. It's just what I was looking for – It would be nice to mention that without photos (for the most part), people would not know what they looked like as children.

  2. really good thank you. If you check though there were small 35mm cameras way back as early as 1905. The Simplex Multi-Exposure was probably the first really successful one. But thank you for the timeline really, really good

  3. Completely omitted the very important era of medium format photography using 120 film that ran from the 1930's until the 1960's.  35 mm format didn't catch on until the 1970's.  Isolettes, Brownies (particularly the Hawkeye), Vikings, Billy Records, all shot better quality photos than the early 35 mm cameras, and many still do today.

  4. Richard Leach Maddox developed the Dry Plate before Eastman did. Eastman pioneered paper film and later roll film and cameras. Don't forget to mention the Brownie and how it brought photography to the masses

  5. Just kiddin, Niépce made the first permanent photograph using bitumen of Judea (a nutural light-sensitive material) mounted on a pewter plate. It took him several days, not 8 hours. Also, he didn't know shit about silver nitrate. Go to Wikipedia and read up or find a better vid, this one is as wrong as it van get!

  6. while you have a general nice overview, some of your facts are incorrect. i suggest looking at Rosenblumb's History of Photography. The glass plate was not brought out till later, and the American Civil War facts are incorrect also. Alexander Gardener was the photographer of the Civil War (mostly taken by others, but he claimed credit) and also, the Crimean War was the first real photographed war. Just something to think about.

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