These ‘first photographs’ of the world will blow your mind to monumental proportions
Technology to photograph a scene was invented in the 1800s and since then, it has been used extensively to change every aspect of our lives. The miraculous art of photography has only gotten better with time. Here, we will have a look at some of the very first pictures of the photography history to know how we started and where we have come so far.
#1 The first photograph of this world was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce.
#2 The first colour photography was taken by the mathematical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell in 1861.
#3 The first photograph of a person was taken by Louis Daguerre. The exposure lasted for a whopping 7 minutes to capture Boulevard du Temple, a thoroughfare in Paris. Due to the longer exposure time, individuals who initially in the frame were not caught in the final. Can you spot the person?
#4 The first digital photograph was taken all the way back in 1957 with a resolution of 176*176. This picture was taken almost 20 years before Kodak engineers invented the first digital camera. The picture was taken using a digital scan of the initial shot taken on the film.
#5 Before selfies came into existences, there were ‘self-portraits’. Robert Cornelius took the first self-portrait over a century ago in 1839.
#6 Before drones, there were hot air balloons. The first aerial picture was taken from a hot air balloon above the town of Boston from 2,000 feet in the year 1860.
#7 The first picture from space was taken on October, 24th of 1946 by the V-2 #13 rocket.
#8 The first of picture of Mars was taken on July 20th, 1976 by Viking 1 launched by NASA.
#9 The first photograph of the moon was taken by John W. Draper from his rooftop observatory on March 26, 1840.
#10 French Physicists Louis Fizeau and Leon Foucault pictured the Sun for the first time on April 2nd, 1845.