Articles tagged "history"

Film Friday: This was the first picture taken on a Leica Camera

In 1914, in Wetzlar, Germany, inventor and visionary Oskar Barnack captured the first photograph taken with a Leica camera, the Ur-Leica.

Roger Cicala: Imaging Before Photography, Part III -- The Showman and the Sheriff

Roger Cicala promised the history of photography was filled with hysteria, theft, cheating, back-stabbing, cattle stampeding and all manner of drama. Part III doesn't quite get there, but it sure foreshadows what's coming. To paraphrase Churchill, this is the end of the beginning.

Roger Cicala: Imaging before photography - a history lesson (Part 1)

A decade ago I wrote some articles on the history of photography. Now I'm writing an eBook. Slowly... In the meantime, Barney and I thought we'd post the first chapter here on DPReview to see if anyone would be interested. Anyone other than me and Barney.

Video: From its origins to a harrowing kidnapping, the story of Adobe

Dagogo Altraide of ColdFusion has produced a video sharing the history of Adobe, from its humble beginnings in a garage to its massive place in the tech industry today.

A 40-minute video tour through the history of photography

For Great Britain's Royal Institution, chemist, educator and photography enthusiast Andrew Szydlo has started a two-part video series on the history of photography. The first video discusses the first photographs and more.

DPReview TV: The most important Pentax cameras of all time

Pentax week continues! In this video, Chris takes us for a ride on the wayback machine to look at the most important Pentax cameras in history.

DPReview TV: Great moments in EVF history

High quality EVFs, or electronic viewfinders, are pretty ubiquitous these days, but that wasn't always the case. This week we take a retrospective look at several cameras that raised the bar for EVF performance.

1,300 glass plates seized from Hitler’s personal photographer digitized by US National Archive

Over a thousand glass plates showing Hitler’s rise to power and the Nazi leader throughout World War ll have been digitized by the US National Archive.

Video: 'The completely bonafide and entirely unfalsified history of the camera'

Andrew Saladino of 'The Royal Ocean Film Society' has shared a humorous, albeit completely fictional look at the history of the camera.

Video: 'The Terrible History of Photographs' as told by puppets

Glove and Boots take a humorous look into the history of photographs and how far technology has come since the days of caveman hand selfies.

Micro Four Thirds: 10 years on from the birth of mirrorless

Ten years ago this month Panasonic and Olympus announced a new concept called Micro Four Thirds. We're now on the brink of full-frame mirrorless from at least one major player, so perhaps it's a good time to take a look back at where it all started – and how far we've come.

1969 US Geological Survey photo of a massive lava 'bubble' goes viral

49 years after it was taken, this photo of a 50-70 meter tall lava 'bubble' captured during a 5-year-long eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spreading across the internet like wildfire thanks to a #ThrowbackThursday tweet by the US Geological Survey.

This may be Amelia Earhart’s Leica, and you can buy it for $69,000 on eBay

The Leica l Model A, dating from between 1926 and 1927, comes with a card signed by Earhart herself. Unfortunately, this is the only 'proof' that the camera really did belong to her.

This Samsung infographic tracks the evolution of the camera phone

The full infographic covers 18 years: starting with the manufacturer's first camera phone, the 0.11MP SCH-V200, and ending with the company's flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones.

Google 'LIFE Tags' uses AI to organize LIFE magazine's 4 million-photo archive

Google's new 'LIFE Tags' project used AI to automatically tag LIFE magazine's 4-million-photo archive by recognizing objects in each photo—a treasure trove of photo history, packed with hidden gems that are now just a keyword search away.

Re.photos: This website lets anyone create and share then-and-now photos

The platform makes it super easy to create then-and-now photos by automatically aligning your before-and-after images for you. And once you're done creating your own 'rephoto', you can explore other photographers' creations as well.

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

This is the first photo of a total solar eclipse ever taken, shot in 1851

This daguerreotype is the first successfully captured photograph of a total solar eclipse, shot on July 28, 1851 by Prussian photographer Johann Julius Friedrich Berkowski.