In this article, we will know about some facts about photography. If you are looking for some of the interesting history about still images, look no further than our photography facts. We have crammed into one article.
Some Interesting Facts About Photography
1. First Color Photograph Was Taken in 1861
- The world’s first color image was the result of layering layering three separate images of red, green and blue filters.
- These were then projected onto a photosensitive plate with the corresponding filters.
- It was Thomas Sutton who suggested this process.
2.The World’s Most Expensive Photograph Sold For $4.3 Million
- The world’s most expensive photograph, Rhein II, was captured by Andreas Gursky in 1999. In 2011, 12 years later, it sold for an incredible $4,338,500 at auction.
3. The Daguerreotype Was the First Camera Capable of Recording an Image
- Daguerreotype was the photographic process found out by Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre.
- It was the first image capturing device, it makes sense it was also the oldest.
- A camera made by French manufacturers Susse Freres (Susse Brothers) in 1839 sold in 2007 for almost $800,000.
4. Polaroid Produced the First Auto-Focus SLR Camera in 1979
- Everyone knows about the first invented SLR camera.
- The camera manufacturer that did was Polaroid.
5. The Oldest Surviving Image Is Almost 200 Years Old
- It took 8 hours to take the image .
- Joseph Niepce captured the image and named it as view from the window.
- A projected image from the window hit a sensitized plate, which was then used to place the image on paper.
- A lot of work went into this image, and we are lucky it survived.
6. The First Photography Paper Was Made Out of Asphalt
- First photography paper was made out of asphalt.
7. How Many Images Do We Capture Every Two Minutes?
- The approximate is that we share 730 billion images a year on Facebook, 255 billion on WhatsApp and 22 billion on Instagram.
- This is without counting Snapchat, iMessage and other apps.
8. Why Did People Never Smile in Old Photos
- Old photographs were taken with the huge large format cameras, where the technology wasn’t quite what is it today.
- An image would take hours to expose properly.
- The subjects did not smile because they had to stay still for hours.
- The images usually involved the use of the head brace for support.
- It is understandable that smiling for hours was impossible.