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April 8, 2009

Early firsts in Photography

Filed under: Photography — nemausa @ 3:29 pm
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Here’s some fascinating firsts in the realm of photography – first photograph, first human subject, first color photograph etc.

First photograph

First photograph

This photograph was only discovered in 2002 and is now known to be the very first permanent photograph ever taken by Nicéphore Niépce – the father of photography. It is an image of an engraving of a man walking a horse and it was made using a technique known as heliogravure. The method involves a piece of copper covered with light sensitive bitumen. This metal plate is exposed to light and creates an image which is then transferred to paper. The image has been declared a national treasure by the French government and it sold for $392,000 at auction to the French National Library[Top 10 Incredible Early Firsts In Photography].

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