Photography as a concept has started becoming trendy around the 5th century B.C.E. and as time passed by, a scientist developed the first Camera by the 11th century.
Back then, images were projected upside down through a camera onto another surface and they weren’t recorded.
The concept of Photography as we know it today has begun to develop by the late 1830 in France by Joseph Niepce. This man used a portable camera obscura to record images and expose a pewter plate coated with bitumen to light.
Photographers used to experiment with various chemicals and methods with each kind of emulsion, and these were: Daguerreotype, Emulsion Plates, Dry Plates.
Photography and cameras were only accessible to professionals and rich people until the establishment of Kodak Company in 1880, by George Eastman.
Back then the consumer would have a camera and freely take pictures, but he would have to send the film and the camera back to the factory to extract the pictures. This type of cameras was affordable and accessible to an average person.
By the late 1970s and early 1980s, the world was presented with compact “point and shoot” cameras. In this type of cameras, the photographers gained more control over the images with the speed and concentration. These automatic Cameras became very popular for amateurs, casual photographers and even professionals as well.
Cameras that stored images electronically were developed by numerous manufacturers in the 1990s and they were continuously adjusted until they reached the cameras that we’re familiar with nowadays.