Monday, April 14, 2008

The first photograph, 1826.


View from the Window at Le Gras, was the world's first photograph. It was created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, Saint-Loup-de-Varennes. His film was oil-treated bitumen and it required an 8-hour exposure. Because of the long exposure the buildings show sunlight coming from the right and the left.

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