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Friday, 07 February 2014 14:51



Nowadays, a photo can be taken within few seconds. I can simply grab my smartphone out of my pocket and click the button… but did you know that in the past years it took even hours to make one single photograph? The history of modern photography is really amazing and shows how the technology has developed with the passage of time. Please read these amazing facts about photography that grabbed my attention and will hopefully grab yours too.



In the 19th century, the use of photography became a bit easier. Is spite of wasting hours, a few minutes were considered enough to get the result. There are many interesting and humorous facts related to the development of current photography. One of them is that photos were usually taken without giving a smile! As it was a time taking process, the adults could not give a persuasive smile for long duration. The amusing part is connected with children’s photography as they were advised and hold to sit still. How to hold a child was also a witty phenomenon and mothers were usually asked to cover up themselves. They were assumed to act as chair for sitting and holding the kids on their knees while the photographer was taking the picture.



kodak kolorkinsThere is something which amazed me few days ago while reading some extraordinary facts about the history of modern photography. Recently, the founder of Kodak told an out of the ordinary fact about his company. He had affection with the letter “K” and used it to name his company as well. In order to promote the trademark, the Kodak had introduced toys which grabbed attention of kids. The playthings were given the name Kolorkins.



The American government took the spy photos of Russia before the digital age. You may get surprised, how could they perform an unusual job? They initiated twenty satellites with sixty miles film possibility through the camera. When a film was completed, it was sent back with the help of many buckets. These buckets were parachuted above the Pacific Ocean. The films were collected by Air Force C-130 Planes. Nothing’s impossible though!



The unbelievable part of the history of modern photography has shared some features with guns. The Colt revolver method was used in the dry plate cameras. The guncotton was utilized in making the paper negative by Kodak Company. A French originator formed a gelatinised guncotton to develop the chic fun powder without smoke. The acetone, amyl acetate and nitroglycerine were used and added in the cartridges of guns and cameras.



The moon's surface is covered with 12 different Hasselblad cameras. These cameras were placed on the moon as only the film magazines were brought back to Earth.



Harry Pointer Cats and ManhattanhengeIn 1870, the Harry Pointer was considered the best English Photographer to take funny images of cats. In fact, he was the first photographer who had captured the natural and humorous animals’ images. He had realized his artistic nature and the reaction of people to awesome cats’ pictures. In order to start a new trend, he gave the description of special events like New Year and Christmas with cats’ images. The day to day titles like “Five o Clock Tea”, “Good Morning” and “Bring up the Dinner Betsy” gave success to new style. Nowadays, awesome and hilarious images of cats are liked everywhere.



Did you know that Manhattanhenge is an amazing occurrence of sun alignment with the east-west streets of Manhattan? The people all over the world come to New York to capture the remarkable art of photography.



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