|Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's Camera|
The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman , who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889 (retrieved from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_camera). His first camera was on the market in 1888 and was named the “Kodak”. In 1900, Eastman took mass-market photography one step further with the Brownie, a simple and very inexpensive box camera that introduced the concept of the snapshot. The Brownie was extremely popular and various models remained on sale until the 1960s (History of the camera, n.d.).
|Kodak Brownie Camera|
Film is still manufactured that fits some Kodak Brownie cameras. If you enjoy simplicity, these cameras are a joy to photograph with. Photographing with an antique camera gives the photographer a sense of nostalgia that cannot be obtained through the use of a modern day film or digital camera. It takes you back to a simpler time when taking a photograph took a different kind of skill and patience.
These are photographs taken using a Kodak Brownie Camera.
This was written by Raymond and Angela Parmalee and published on their behalf.
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First Photograph: www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/wfp/
Camera Obscura: www.shotaddict.com/wordpress/2007/03/06/2918.html
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s camera: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nic%C3%A9phore_Ni%C3%A9pce_camera,_c._18...
Dry Plate Scans: P5 Photography (Raymond and Andrea Parmalee)
Photograph of Kodak Brownie: P5 Photography (Raymond and Andrea Parmalee)
Kodak Brownie Photographs: P5 Photography (Raymond and Andrea Parmalee)