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History of Photography
SEARCH OUR EBAY STORE FOR THOUSANDS OF CLASSIC MOVIE,MUSIC,CELEBRITY,TV,& SPORTS 8x10 AUTHENTIC PHOTOS. WE OFFER THE WIDEST VARIETY ON EBAY. "Photography" is derived from the Greek words photos ("light") and graphein ("to draw") The word was first used by the scientist Sir John F.W. Herschel in 1839. It is a method of recording images by the action of light, or related radiation, on a sensitive material. On a summer day in 1827, it took eight hours for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to obtain the first fixed image. About the same time a fellow Frenchman, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre was experimenting to find a way to capture an image, but it would take another dozen years before he was able to reduce the exposure time to less than 30 minutes and keep the image from disappearing… ushering in the age of modern photography. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, inventor of the first practical process of photography, was born near Paris, France on November 18, 1789. A professional scene painter for the opera, Daguerre began experimenting with the effects of light upon translucent paintings in the 1820s. In 1829, he formed a partnership with Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to improve the process Niépce had developed to take the first permanent photograph in 1826-1827. Niépce died in 1833. After several years of experimentation, Daguerre developed a more convenient and effective method of photography, naming it after himself. In 1839, he and Niepce’s son sold the rights for the daguerreotype to the French government and published a booklet describing the process. The daguerreotype gained popularity quickly; by 1850, there were over seventy daguerreotype studios in New York City alone. Pinhole Camera and Camera Obscura Alhazen (Ibn Al-Haytham), a great authority on optics in the Middle Ages and lived around 1000 on the Gregorian calendar, invented the pinhole camera, and explained why the image was upside down. Around 1600, Della Porta reinvented the pinhole camera. Apparently he was the first European to publish any information on the pinhole camera and is sometimes incorrectly credited with its invention. The camera obscura was the direct forerunner of the camera. The first casual reference [to the Camera Obscura] is by Aristotle (Problems, ca 330 BC), who questions how the sun can make a circular image when it shines through a square hole. Johannes Kepler was the first person to coin the phrase Camera Obscura in 1604, and in 1609, Kepler further suggested the use of a lens to improve the image projected by a Camera Obscura. Magic Lantern-Slide Projector The Magic Lantern was the forerunner of the modern slide projector. Flashlight Powder Blitzlichtpulver or flashlight powder was invented in Germany in 1887 by Adolf Miethe and Johannes Gaedicke. Lycopodium powder (the waxy spores from club moss) was used in early flash powder. Flashbulbs The first modern photoflash bulb or flashbulb was invented by Austrian, Paul Vierkotter. Vierkotter used magnesium-coated wire in an evacuated glass globe. Magnesium-coated wire was soon replaced by aluminum foil in oxygen. On September 23, 1930, the first commercially available photoflash bulb was patented by German, Johannes Ostermeier. These flashbulbs were named the Vacublitz. General Electric produded a flashbulb called the Sashalite. Polaroid or Instant Photos Polaroid photography was invented by Edwin Herbert Land. Land was the American inventor and physicist.(c)About,Inc.& Mary BellisRead full review
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Excellent reflection of the modern pop era
Spears' 2007 release, Blackout, was unfortunately hindered by a series of paparazzi intrusions and invasions of the pop star's private life. Amidst the, quite frankly, hell that came along with this album, when it comes down to the music, this CD is undoubtedly definitive. A collection of 12 dance-pop styled tracks complete this album, and each one is unique and memorable in its own right. No fillers here. The fact that Spears produced the album herself shows that she indeed knows what she is doing when it comes to her profession as a music artist.
Good comeback album!
I decided to buy this CD because I had always been a big fan of ms. spears since "Baby...One more time." This album didn't fail to disappoint with such tracks as "Gimme More," "Piece of Me," "Hot as Ice" and "Radar." It is definitely an upbeat dance album that has many good hits on it for the next singles that Britney can use in the future.