Known as the World?s First Photograph but actually this is the earliest surviving photograph, c. 1826. It required an eight-hour exposure, which resulted in sunlight on both sides of the buildings.
It represents the view of the courtyard of Ni?pce?s house at Gras, France, taken from the window of his workroom. On the left side of the image is the pigeon-house (an upper loft in the Ni?pce family house), to the right of it is a pear-tree with a patch of sky showing through an opening in the branches. In the center of the image is the slanting roof of the barn; the long building behind it is the bake house, with chimney. On the right side of the image is another wing of the house.
The Discovery of Photography
Have you ever thought about what people did before digital and video cameras? Well, not so long ago, it would have been impossible to take a photograph. Daguerre changed all of this in 1837 when he discovered the Daguerreotype process. Here are some of the earliest photos made by him :
Tartan Ribbon, photograph taken by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. Considered the first colour photograph. Maxwell had the photographer Thomas Sutton photograph a tartan ribbon three times, each time with a different colour filter over the lens. The three images were developed and then projected onto a screen with three different projectors, each equipped with the same colour filter used to take its image. When brought into focus, the three images formed a full colour image. The three photographic plates now reside in a small museum at 14 India Street, Edinburgh, the house where Maxwell was born