Friday, November 18, 2011

Kel's Fun Facts: Photography

Today is the 224th anniversary of the birth of Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerreotype process of photography. In honor of that, here are some photography fun facts!

The daguerreotype was the first photographic process to be a commercial success and was done by having the image made on a silvered copper plate.

The first photograph of a person was taken by Daguerre in 1838 in Paris and is seen in a picture of the Boulevard du Temple.

The word photography is based on the Greek words for light and drawing, togther meaning drawing with light.

The first permanent photograph was produced in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce.

The first photo published on the web was by Tim Berners-Lee in 1992 and was an image of the CERN house band.

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