Photographer

Timeline created by Roderick Hickson
  • -500 BCE

    5TH CENTURY B.C.

    5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The Chinese were among the first to discover the idea of the pinhole camera.
  • -401 BCE

    4TH CENTURY B.C.

    4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Greek philosopher Aristotle discussed pinhole image formation in his work.
  • 1021

    1021 A.D.

    1021 A.D.
    The invention of the camera obscura is credited to and mentioned by the Iraqi scientist Alhazen in his optics book.
  • 1664-1672

    1664-1672
    In refracting white light from a prism, Sir Isaac Newton discovers that white light is made of various colors.
  • 1685

    1685
    Johann Zahn imagined the idea of a compact and tiny camera box shape, But it would be almost 150 years before technology could bring his vision to life.
  • 1717

    1717
    Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that upon exposure to light, silver nitrate darkened.
  • 1816

    1816
    A wooden camera fitted with a microscope lens was built by Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
  • 1826

    1826
    Heliograph invented by Joseph Nicephore Niepce, which he used to create the earliest permanent photograph known from nature, View from the Window at Le Gra.
  • 1837

    1837
    Louis Daguerre invented the first practical photographic technique, which was commonly used in portraiture until the mid 1850s, in collaboration with Joseph Nicephore Niepce.
  • 1837

    1837
    Gaspard Felix Tournachon, of Place De L'Etolie, Paris, took the first aerial photo. It was filmed in a tethered balloon from an altitude of 520 meters.
  • 1861

    1861
    The first color photograph was developed by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell in 1861.
  • 1871

    1871
    As the plate material for the light-sensitive solution, Dr. Richard Maddox found a way of using gelatin instead of glass.
  • 1884-1888

    1884-1888
    Celluloid-based film and the compact lightweight, easy-to-use box camera were invented by George Eastman.
  • 1884-1924

    1884-1924
    At the Leitz factory in Germany, the camera went into production. From the "Leitz Camera" initials, it was called the Leica.
  • 1926

    1926
    With this shot of a hogfish, pictured off the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico by Dr. William Longley and National Geographic staff photographer Charles Martin, underwater color photography was born.
  • 1929

    1929
    With the Rolliecord and then rollieflex developed by Franke & Heidecke in Germany, the big move forward for the mass marketing of the TLR (twin-lens reflex) came.
  • 1936

    1936
    A left-handed shutter release and fast film wind thumb lever, folding waist level finder and 12 to 1/1000th second focal plane shutter were the first 35 mm SLR, the Ihagee Kine Exakta.
  • 1948

    1948
    There is an entirely new form of camera, the Polaroid Model 95. It was the first practical instant-picture camera in the world. A proprietary chemical process was used by the Model 95 to create finished positive prints in less than a minute from the exposed negatives.
  • 1949

    1949
    Historic camera: the Contax S, the first eye-level viewing pentaprism SLR.
  • 1952

    1952
    Asahi's first iteration was the first Japanese-built 35 mm SLR, the AsahiflexI.
  • 1959

    1959
    The nikon f is the first Japanese interchangeable system camera that constitutes the heart of a system.
  • Photographer

    Photographer
    Job Duties: Market or advertise services to attract clients.
    Analyze and plan the composition of photographs.
    Use various photographic techniques and lighting equipment. Responsibilities:Communicating with clients to set up a time and place for a photoshoot.
    Editing photos. Tools/techniques used by employees: Tripod, Memory card wallets, cleaning kits, filters.Some techniques used are Short time lapse photography. ...
    Light track imaging. ...
    Light emission techniques. ...