That picture, captured on a silver-coated sheet of copper, using his 'positive image' Daguerreotype process, is entitled The Artist's Studio and is dated 1837. It was fragile & difficult to reproduce.
The word photography was first used in the year 1839
|Early Daguerreotype Photo|
|Late 19th Century Photo|
|She's a cutie pie...don't you agree?|
|Sweet portrait of child from turn of the century|
|Old French Photograph|
|The photographer...took the photo of someone's mother way back when|
this photograph was our great grandparents
they just loved our Chanukah card and gave us a 2 page spread in the magazine ... how fabulous was that!!! ...and check out those old photographs!!!
These methods required long exposure time, animate objects could not be recorded. No one could hold still long enough! The earliest photographic recordings were architechtural and landscape scenes.
By 1840, when techniques had improved and exposure times were shortened, Portrait photography became fashionable. Since that time, photography has become an important tool in many fields, with sophisticated techniques and equipment continuing to evolve.