Photography is so omnipresent today. Whether in science, advertising, current events media, propaganda, or just our own snaps. it is hard to imagine a world without it. And yet 200 years ago it didn’t exist. In the period when two Napoleona experiments were underway both in France and in England, and by the time Napoleon’s nephew Louis-Napoleon became Emperor of France. Photography was creating its own small revolution at the around tge same time.The First PhotographThe birth of photography was in 1826 when the first permanent photograph was conceived requiring eight hours for exposure. It was not until 1861 that the first color photograph happened. Since the beginning, over 3.5 trillion photos have been taken. The digital revolution occurred in the 1960’s when the first digital photograph was taken from the moon. No, through expansion to electronic cameras and social media, more than 300 million photos are uploaded onto Facebook each day alone.Thw worlds largest camera it made a photo of four and half feet wide by 8 eight feet long. The camera weighed 900 pounds and took 15 men to move and use the camera. Now that's an big camera.
The following infographic provides a guide to the history of cameras and photography through the recent digital age. The first film-less electronic camera was developed in 1972 with the first series of consumer digital cameras placed on the market in the mid 90’s. The advancement of mobile phones with camera capabilities have slowly been replacing traditional point and shoot cameras.