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Advances in Photographic Technology

UPDATED FROM THE FOCAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 3RD EDITION BY MICHAEL PERES 1990–2005.

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY HARRY ROBERTS AND J. GORDON. JARVIS 1826–1990

1826

  • Niépce, J. Nicéphore: First photograph from nature on pewter sensitized with bitumen (exposure 8 hours). Bellows for photographic camera; iris diaphragm.

1827

  • Niépce, J. Nicéphore: First prints from etched heliographic plates.

1833

  • Florence, H.: Worked with paper sensitized with silver salts and coined the word photography in Brazil, but his achievements were not widely recognized until 1973.

1835

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