Sunday, December 28, 2008

World's First Photograph

took 8 hours!!
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View from the Window at le Gras (also known as "The World's First Photograph"), Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, c. 1826.
Niépce with being the first to permanently capture an optical image.
Niépce's biggest breakthrough came in 1822, when he created a permanent image by exposing coated pewter plates to a camera image, using the vapors from heated iodine crystals to darken the silver.

The exposure time for the first photo lasted eight hours -- so the sun had time to move from east to west, appearing to shine on both sides of the building.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce,
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