Thursday, February 26, 2009

Louis Daguerre

Louis Daguerre is known as one of the inventors of photography. Louis was in France on November 18, 1789. Louis began working and experimenting with the effects of light. He was fascinated by the discoveries he made. This led Louis to use a camera obscura as an aid to painting in perspective. As his research continued he realized that setting still objects were the best things to work with, since they did not move. Not long after, Louis meet Joseph Niepce another inventors of photography. They began to work together to improve upon the photography process Niepce had invented. “After several years of experimentation, Louis Daguerre developed a more convenient and effective method of photography, naming it after himself - the daguerreotype.” Some question his invention as an accident. But accident or not photography has made an enormous impact on our society.


At 10:39 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

What is the connection between the illustration and the post?

Daguerre was an artist and his understanding of perspective and light was instrumental in the development of photography.


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