Old Photography VS. New Photography


Old Photography VS. New Photography
Old And New Cameras

•What was it about old photography and the cameras that were so intriguing? Was it the equipment they used back in the very first camera which was invented by Johann Zahn back in 1865. The first camera he invented was small and portable.

•There is a French inventor who is widely accepted of the creator of the camera using a homemade camera, then in 1816 he produced the first partially successful photograph on paper coated with silver chloride.

•Photography back then was far more different then is today and people back then didn’t have the technology we have now, and they worked with what they had. Before photography, the first cameras were used not to create images but study optics.

•Alhazen is generally credited as being the first person to study how we see, he invented the camera obscura, the curser to the pinhole camera to demonstrate how light and be used to project an image onto a surface. Earlier references to the camera have been found in Chinese texts dating back to 400 B.C. and in the writings of Aristotle dating back to 300 B.C.

•The French scientist Joseph Nicephore Niepce developed the first photographic image with camera obscura. Niepce placed an engraving onto a metal plate coated in bitumen and then exposed it to light. The shadowy areas of the engraving got blocked with light, but the whiter areas permitted light to react with the chemicals on the plate.

•The very first vintage camera was very unique with it’s very first light bulb and pictures in black and white which made the photographs back then look so cool, because the light bulbs back then were so fragile they would shatter after photo was taken.

•Cameras and photography have changed overtime into what we know and love today, me as a photographer I love digital but I’m a sucker for old vintage cameras even the ones we had in the 80s!!

•But how has photography changed since then? Well first of all now we have modern technology which we all know and love, not only that camera now have gone digital, some and all are wifi capable and more portable. Some have mirrors, some are mirrorless, some or cheap some or expensive, and some you that are portable.

•Thinking back to the time of old photography old vintage cameras weren’t as portable as they are today, back the camera was attached to the camera stand and you had to take the whole thing with you, or the cameras were so big and bulky.

•You can see how photography has changed from old to new just by looking at pictures on the internet and comparing to them to what we know today and see the incredible difference. In new photography and cameras we have printing options, paper options, canvas, wood, and size options, you name it.

•Back then the size of the picture is probably what you paid for, the photograph in some cameras were taken and portrayed on a metal plate, in later years the pictures were finally taken on paper and mostly developed in a dark room.

•Photographs today can be taken digitally and either done by a local photographer or now go pretty much anywhere to get your pictures developed you can even get them developed online and sent straight to your house.

•I think photographers would either be rolling in their graves seeing how photography has transformed over the years or they’d be completely in awe of what we as humans have in technology.

•I think the inventors of photography had the best things to work with back in their day and their cameras and photography to me is much cooler and vintage then what we have today however I love the technology we have today too.

•So, inclusion what is best when it comes old photography vs. new photography, it’s a toss up because both are equally cool, but what are your thoughts?

Creative Writer
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I'm a freelance writer and I love to write short stories and articles, I have been writing for two years now and just recently got back into it. Writing is my love and passion and I am dedicated to it.

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