Inventing the Camera

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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With the invention of the camera, the last century and a half has become the most visually documented age in history. This fascinating book describes in simple terms how a camera works and identifies the inventors who helped develop this important technology. Follow the cameras evolution from the discovery in ancient China that an image could be created from light traveling through a pinhole, to modern day digital cameras, camera phones, and web cams. Topics include

the first cameras and the birth of photography

the marketing industry and big players

advances in film, lenses, flashes and color photos

some of the world's most famous photographers
 

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Contents

The First Cameras
Early Experimentation
Photography Craze 14 Evolution of Film
New Film Cameras
Taking a Picture
Parts of a Camera
Going Digital
Part of Daily Life 28 Specialized Cameras 30 Cameras Tomorrow 32 Glossary and Index
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