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Joseph Nicephore Niepce

Joseph Nicephore Niepce

In 1816 French Lithographer and inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce started new research on an idea of recording an image onto sensitised paper using a camera obscura. Niepce first experiment was to position at the back of a camera obscura sheets of silver salts coated paper, known to blacken with daylight. In May 1816 he produced the first image of nature: a view from a window at his home in Chalon Sur Saone, France. It was the first ever negative produced, although the image vanished because in broad daylight the coated paper becomes completely black. He calls these images “retinas.” Read more

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