Who's The Daddy Of Photography?
A Frenchman named Louis Daguerre, is
the father of photography, so history tells us. But
here is the rest of the story Louis Daguerre, wanted
time to stand still and capture the moment for prosperity.
He worked at it for forty years, and was able to capture
images. However, they soon faded back into the past
from whence they came. When he heard of an Italian
pottery maker that was putting images on his pottery
that were not paintings but real images. Off he went
to Italy to meet Joseph Nicéphore Niépce,
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was a fairly
unknown pottery maker. However this pottery maker
was coating his vases in a silver nitrate solution
and placing them across a pleasant field of flowers.
A lens was used to get the field to conform to the
shape of his vases. The best part was that the image
did not fade away.
Now you tell me! "Who's the Daddy of Photography?"
Louis Daguerre, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce,
It's my personal opinion that both contributors invented
photography One without the other was almost useless.
So the daguerreotype was not the first process of
photography to be invented. However It was the most
successful and the first be commercially viable. Other
successful processes required hours of exposure, the
time it took was not feasible for any commercial applications.
The pay back for Louis Daguerre's forty some odd years
of hard work trying countless formulas was a disheartening
end. On August 14,1839 Miles Berry acting on the behalf
of Louis Daguerre obtained a patent for the daguerreotype
Within a few days of the patent on August 19, 1839
the government of France announced the invention saying
"A Gift To The Free World" Though it was
never Daguerre's intent to give photography as a gift
to everyone. Thanks to his efforts you can give a
gift of photography and
cameras to everyone.
Yet without the pottery maker Joseph
Nic'ephore Nie'pce. Louis Daguerre may never have
been able to invent or perfect the art of photography.
Photographs and videos today are such an essential
part of our social culture how could we survive without
them, We even have them in our phones so that we don't
miss an opportunity to save a valuable memory.
Copyright 2008 by Pamela