Joseph Nicéphore Niépce - Set Table (1827)  [Very early photo, about a year after Niépce invented the method to take one.]

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce - Set Table [Very early photo, about a year after Niépce invented the method to take one.

Fox Talbot - The Latticed Window at Lacock Abbey (1835)  [Print made from the oldest negative in existence. Size is about inch square, using a early lens to get more light concentrated on a small area.]

Photography -A latticed window in Lacock Abbey, England, photographed by William Fox Talbot in Shown here in positive form, this may be the oldest extant photographic negative made in a camera. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louis Daguerre - Boulevard du Temple (1838)  [Earliest photograph showing a living person. It is a view of a busy street, using an exposure time was at least ten minutes the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible. Note that, as with most daguerreotypes, the image is a mirror image.]

Photograph by Louis Daguerre of the Boulevard du Temple, Paris. Taken late 1838 or The first ever photograph of people. (Towards the bottom left corner there is a man having his boots polished).

Robert Cornelius - Self Portrait (1839)  Possibly the first self-portrait, taken outside to ensure adequate light it would of required a few minutes of staying perfectly still for enough exposure.  Also detailed at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004664436/

Pioneering Photographer Robert Cornelius Credited With World's First Selfie c. 1839

Pioneering Photographer Robert Cornelius Credited With World’s First Selfie c.

Nicéphore Niépce - View from the Window (~1826)  [The earliest surviving photograph from nature. The exposure time lasts more than eight hours and possibly a couple of days!]

World's earliest surviving camera photograph, 1826 or View from the Window at Le Gras (Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France) View_from_the_Window_at_Le_Gras,_Joseph_Nicéphore_Niépce.

Fox Talbot's 'Mousebox' Camera  [First camera to use a lens to focus as much light on a smaller area (about one inch square) as possible for faster exposure times. Unfortantly not popular as there was no way to enlarge the photo again.]

Fox Talbot's 'Mousebox' Camera [First camera to use a lens to focus as much light on a smaller area (about one inch square) as possible for faster exposure times. Unfortantly not popular as there was no way to enlarge the photo again.

Nicephore Niépce - Worlds First Camera  [Surprisingly Small?]

Nicephore Niépce - Worlds First Camera [Surprisingly Small?

Tomas Wedgewood (1771 - 1805) - Possibly first person to try and make a photograph, but wasn't able to fix the photo. The word Photography wasn't used in his time and he called his experiments 'Copying Paintings upon Glass'

Thomas Wedgwood May 1771 – 10 July He is the first person known to have thought of creating permanent pictures by capturing camera images on material coated with a light-sensitive chemical.

Johann Heinrich Schulze experimented with Silver Nitrate exposed to light. This example was exposed with a 'Nurd Rage' template placed on top and creating a 'positive' type 'image' of sorts.

Johann Heinrich Schulze experimented with Silver Nitrate exposed to light. This example was exposed with a 'Nurd Rage' template placed on top and creating a 'positive' type 'image' of sorts.

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