Monday, 22 November 2010

1826 - First Permanent Image

The frist permanent image was created by french inventor Joseph Nicephore, he used a camera obscura to burn an image of the countryside onto a chemical-coated pewter plate at his Le Gras, France, estate.He named his newly discoved technique heliography, meaning sun drawing.The black and white exposure takes eight hours and fades signifiacntly, but an image is still visible on the plate today.

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