Though the discovery of active chemicals that make photography possible is credited to scientists, Louis Daguerre, a French painter, is considered the first photographer. In 1839, he developed the first photograph using silver-iodide-coated plates and a small box. The resulting image, called a daguerreotype, took a long time to create and could not be made into duplicate prints.
The process of darkroom photography that we know now is generally attributed to the work of George Eastman. In the late 1800s, Eastman invented a simple camera and roll film that could produce multiple images.
With the invention and growing popularity of digital photography (developed by such wide-ranging sources as NASA, Texas Instruments, Sony, Kodak, and Apple), the field of photography is constantly evolving. Those who teach the various processes and techniques of photography must keep up with industry changes while still paying homage to traditional methods and early photographers' work.
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