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Who Discovered Photography?

Who Discovered Photography?
Principle of Light Drawing Photography literally means “drawing with light” from Greek “photos” and “graphen.” The principle that makes taking pictures possible was first noted by Aristotle in 300 BC. Much later in 1000 AD, a Persian optics expert and scientist named Abu Alhazin took this principle and invented the camera obscura or pinhole. It was a device that could take a scene and project it on a surface upside down. It was the oldest camera. Beginning of Photography Photography as we know it was first done by a Frenchman named Joseph Nicephore Niepce in the year 1827. He used a device known as a camera obscura or pinhole. Niepce did not invent the camera obscura. Others had used it before as a viewfinder, or tool for drawing. But he was the first to use it to create a photographic image. At the time people called his productions “heliographs” because sunlight was used to draw them. (Helios is Greek for light.) To create a photograph, Niepce made a metal engraving...