Camera’s and Photography is a very interesting subject to discuss upon with a huge set of history behind it. But there are some facts that maybe the person who’s most curious about photography might even not know about. Here are some of those facts:-
1. The technology that is used in today’s digital photography was invented originally by Kodak.
2. The cameras that were used in the 1820’s would take hours to take a photograph which is why it was not possible to photograph a person while they are smiling because no one could hold a smile for so long.
3. The first aerial photograph was taken from a hot air balloon in 1858 by Gaspar Felix Tournachon. He was a French photographer and a balloonist.
4. It took about 23 seconds to get the first photograph from the first digital camera. It was able to record black and white photographs of 0.01 megapixels.
5. The process of coloured photography was first introduced by the Lumiere brothers in 1907 when they invented the Auto chrome Plate.
Credits: PB Photoworks
6. Manhattanhenge is a photographer’s delight twice a year when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the east to west streets in Manhattan.
Credits: SkyScraper Shooter
7. Dilish Parekh of Mumbai has the world’s largest collection of 4425 antique cameras.
8. The world’s saddest photo is that of a child being chased by a vulture. It was clicked by Kevin Carter who committed suicide three months after taking the picture. He got a Pulitzer Prize for it.
Credits: Kevin Carter
9. During the solar eclipse, tree leaves have been seen to act as pinhole lenses, casting crescent-shaped images of the eclipsed sun on the ground.
10. The world’s oldest photo that has a human in it was clicked in 1838 in Paris.
11. Averages of 350 million photographs are uploaded daily on Facebook.
12. Today, the number of photographs clicked every two minutes is same as the number of photographs clicked by mankind in the 1800s.
13. The biggest SLR lens made to date is the Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T*. It weighs 564lb/256kg and has a focal length of 1700mm. It is designed specifically for use with a Hasselblad 6×6 medium format camera and was custom-built for an anonymous customer who had a particular interest in wildlife photography.
14. The most expensive camera ever sold is the 1923 Leica-O-Series camera at a price of $2.8 million.
15. 12 Hasselblad cameras were left on the Moon’s surface when man landed on the moon for the first time.
Credits: Unknown (image by NASA)
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