I do not know much about the history of photography, but I do know that photography started back in the 17th century due to my previous research on Polaroids. The first product produced to capture an image was called the Camera Obscura, which was a device with lens projecting an image from the outside in an upside down position onto a viewing frame so the image can be traced. The first permanent camera was produced in the mid-1820s by Nicephore Niepce and by the 19th century portable devices such as the Kodak was introduced. Later, the 35mm film was discovered and that was the start of a new revolution for photography—black-and-white film, to Polaroids, and finally digital.
From this course I hope to learn more about the history of photography of what I don’t already know. I would also like to explore the different parts of the world that were exposed to photography in the early ages and how it has changed. I am excited to learn why, where, and when photography came about in the world and how its existent grew and developed over time.