5 Facts About Cameras (National Camera Day)

5 Facts
About Cameras Since the advent of smartphones, everyone has a camera in their pocket. But the camera has had a long history
leading up to the popularity of social media
and art photography. Here are some facts about cameras in honor of National Camera Day. Mozi, a Chinese philosopher, was the
first person to write down a description
of the camera obscura. The camera obscura and pinhole cameras
were widely popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, but images could only be preserved
if they were traced. The first design for a
handheld reflex camera came in 1685,
but was not invented until 150 years later. Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is credited as the creator of photography after producing the first partially successful photograph in 1816. The oldest surviving photograph, from 1826 or 1827, was also taken by Niépce and is housed at the University of Texas-Austin.
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