The Fascinating History of Photography in Just 5 Minutes (VIDEO)

The fun, informative video below from COOPH expertly explains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the art of photography. From its ancient beginnings with the discovery of the camera obscura technique—and its use by iconic painters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Caravaggio—to the advances of heliography and daguerreotype. These discoveries soon began to build and drive the advancement of photography forward at a much faster rate.

The improved technology led to the first image that featured a person and even the first “selfie” (a self portrait by Robert Cornelius). Soon, the calotype camera was born and with it, the photographic negative.

By then the art form had taken root and mobile studios (wagons) and formal portraits became a common part of society. George Eastman gave us roll film and is responsible for helping to make modern photography easy and accessible to everyone. This is a delightful exploration through time and one that you’re certain to enjoy.