The World's First Camera

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The World's First Camera

The World's First Camera

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All of us at one point or another, have been in or have taken a photograph with a camera, but have you ever wondered how, why, and where the camera was invented? Have you ever stopped and thought about who created it and when?

Who Created the World's First Camera?

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A camera is a device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, films or video signals.

What is a Camera?

The first successful photograph created with a camera was clicked by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. It was first tried by Thomas Wedgewood but he didn't succeed. Johann Zhan was the person who created the design of the first camera way back in 1685.

Where was the Camera Invented?

When was the Camera Invented?

Why was the Camera invented?

How is a Camera used?

It is unknown but evidence and researchers say that Joseph Nicéphore Niépce created the camera while he was in France.

The camera was invented to create a lasting image of a certain scene so that the person or someone else could have a memory to hold on to.

The definite date of when Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph is unknown but it was in the year 1816.

The camera was used to create lasting photographs and is still used today. It is a very useful and handy piece of unappreciated equipment that allows us to capture anything. Now a days, everyone has a camera; either on their cell phone or a little digital one that is very simple and easy to use and can be taken anywhere.

The photograph that Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took with the world's first camera wasn't very efficient. It took up to 8 hours of exposure to light to make the picture and eventually faded as time passed by. Later on, on May 8th 1840, Alexander Wolcott created another camera whose photographs were possible to preserve for a much longer time period.

The Effectiveness of a Camera

Timeline showing the evolution of cameras overtime:

(Alexander Wolcott)

(Joseph Nicéphore Niépce)

We may not realize this, but Cameras are a huge part of life. They have showed us how people lived before, are living now and will show how we lived to the future generation. It is an important object that is in some way or another associated in our everyday life. Cameras are very important and useful and we should always use them to our advantage.

September 29th, 2015

By Harjot Deol


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