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The History of Photography

Historic photos, the technical improvement of cameras and funny facts about shooting pictures.

This picture of Boston, circa 1860, is the world’s oldest surviving aerial photo, taken by balloon

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian

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On the rooftops of London. (1860-1883) by National Library of Ireland on The Commons, via Flickr

Last year, San Francisco-based artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon designed a new journal for Compendium, Inc and it is now available for purchase. The journal is photography themed, and includes paintings of vintage cameras and hand lettered quotes by famous photographers.

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Food Photography and Styling: Adding Steam | Nicolesy - Good tip for food photography

1893. Pierre-Louis Pierson

Pierre-Louis Pierson | Pensive | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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La cámara de Robert #Capa

Lumière autochrome-La femme à l'ombrelle - among the first coloured pictures ever taken by Louis Lumiere.

1936, Kine Exakta: the first production, 35mm SLR. Also the first interchangeable lens camera with bayonet lens mount. Some will say the first 35mm SLR was the Soviet Sport in 1934 - this was when the prototype was shown and it didn't actually go into production until 1937.