1. The word photography derives from the Greek words ‘photos’ - meaning light and ‘graphien’ - to draw.
2. Photography was first used in the year 1839 by Sir John Herschel.
3. Modern photography began in the 1820s with the first permanent photographs.
4. In 1727, Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.
5. In 1988, Fuji DS-1P became the first digital camera that captured images as a computerized file. A digital camera captures images in a digital format, unlike a conventional camera, which captures images using a photographic film.
6. James Clerk Maxwell began working with color in photography in 1860, by taking three exposures, each one with a different color filter (red, green, blue), and then projecting the three images using three lanterns with the corresponding filters.
7. In 1900 Kodak unveiled the brownie camera which sold for $1.00. The film for the camera sold for 15 cents.
8. George Eastman, the owner of Kodak, named his company after the sound the shutter of a camera made.
9. The first digital camera offered to consumers was only 1.4 mega-pixels and cost around $10,000.
10. The most expensive camera in the world is named “Daguerreotyp “. It is 168-years-old and belongs to a scholar in the United States. He inherited it from his father who was a technical photography professor at Munich University. It is estimated to cost $132,000.