before 1930 maximum photographs were monochromatic.Let me show you a bird’s-eye view of some awesome people and there works what you should know before you step into the technical side of photography.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
Invention: The first permanent photograph (“View from the Window at Le Gras,” as shown in earlier section)
|Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
Impact: Cameras had been around for centuries before this, but they had one major flaw: You couldn’t record an image with them! They actually projected light onto a different surface – and that was used by artists to create realistic drawings, but not photographs. Niépce solved this problem by coating a pewter plate with essentially, asphalt, which has become harder when exposed to light. By washing it(Plate) with lavender oil, he was able to fix up the hardened substance permanently to the plate.
Invention: The Daguerreotype (1st commercial photographic material)
Impact: Daguerreotypes are photographs that are directly fixed to a highly polished copper plated silver board. This innovation is what really made photography a practical fact— although it was still a costly fascination for many people at this stage. If you’ve never seen daguerreotypes in person, you might be surprised to find out just how sharp they are.
**The Daguerreotype was one of the earliest methods of photography.
Genre: Portraiture and documentary
Location: United States, from late 1800s – mid 1900s
Impact: Alfred Stieglitz was one of the art community’s first influential members to take the photography seriously as a creative medium. He believed photographs can reflect the imagination in their photographs as other artists do. Stieglitz contributes much to today’s understanding of photography as an art form.
Genre: Portrait photography
Location: United States, 1930s
Impact: One of the most prominent documentary photographers of all time, and the photographer behind one of the most influential images of all time (shown below), is Dorothea Lange. If you’ve ever seen photos from the Great Depression, you most likely have seen some of her work. Her photos shaped the field of documentary photography and showed the camera’s potential for power more than almost anyone else in history.
“Migrant Mother,” is one of Dorothea Lange’s most famous photograph.