Tag: history of photography

Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Daguerreotypy

The Daguerrotype process has its origins in 19th century France. Joseph Niépce was the inventor of photography. However, French painter Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1797 – 10 July 1851) with his particular photographic process made it practical and popular. On 19 August 1839 the first Daguerrotype portrait was created. This so-called “light-based portraiture” ...

What is a Camera Obscura?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you on a little journey back in time and tell you something about the camera obscura. A camera obscura simply is a dark room with a hole in the wall that is penetrated by light. It’s often used as a metaphor for human perception or the production of ...

KODAK

Hey guys, Today it’s time again to immerse in the history of photography a bit! At the beginning of the development of a new medium it was of course very expensive, complicated and only accessible to very few. This changed abruptly with a very special company. Even for all those of you who’ve never taken ...

Old but gold – the comeback of instant cameras

Retro is en vogue again. If it’s about music or technology, the trends of the 1980s and 1990s are on the rise and can be unpacked from dusty boxes stored in the attic. No wonder that instant cameras like Polaroid and Co. from long ago are experiencing a revival. A brief recap The invention of ...