You Don’t Take A Photograph, You Make It.

photography

F/2.5, 1/60, ISO 100.

Day 186 / 365

We all have a photographic memory.  Just some of us are lacking the film.

Interesting Fact: Long before the first public announcements of photographic processes in 1839, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, a scientifically-minded gentleman living on his country estate near Chalon-sur-Saône, France, began experimenting with photography. Fascinated with the craze for the newly-invented art of lithography which swept over France in 1813, he began his initial experiments by 1816. Unable to draw well, Niépce first placed engravings, made transparent, onto stones coated with light-sensitive varnish of his own composition. These experiments, together with his application of the then-popular optical instrument, the camera obscura, would eventually lead him to the invention of the new medium. ( http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an26/an26-3/an26-307.html )

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19 Comments

  1. So often it is the creativity of the scientist that leads to a whole realm of creativity in the arts by creating a new medium. Very interesting!

  2. Somewhere around the house, someone in our family has one of those old box cameras. I wonder if it still works. Not that you could easily get film for it.

    • That’s awesome, I’m sure it still works. I think now a days the easiest way to get film is to order it on line. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. BRILLIANT Photo and a nice history lesson to boot! you are an interesting person. thank you!!!!

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