Nicéphore Niépce is credited with developing the world’s first surviving photograph. He employed a methodology which utilized a camera obscura onto a metal plate to capture the scenic view outside his window. Known as “View from the Window at Le Gras”, this method exceeded the previous endeavors to obtain images employing techniques that were only able to accomplish shadows and outlines.
This program delves deeply into the primitive history of photography, starting with the Renaissance attempts with the camera obscura to the 19th century when the calotype replaced the daguerreotype as the most popular photographic medium. With a big commentary on the technical methodologies of the first cameras and their efficiency, the video portrays how the acclaimed inventors like Thomas Wedgwood, Niépce, Henry Fox Talbot extended the horizons of composition, portraiture and lighting with each new development in the arena of photography.
The Inventors: Photo, Enhanced DVD, 26 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-888-1 Copy Right Date: 2012 CC