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Sixth Form Summer Investigation

Photography- How have cameras changed over time?

· Can now record movies with stereo sound
· Pictures and movies can be uploaded onto a PC
· Can edit photos before uploading them to a PC
· Photo quality has improved
· The first camera able to take snapshots was created in 1901
· Cameras today pack more and more features into an increasingly smaller form factor
· In 1914, Oskar Barnack experimented with 35mm film that was used to create movies and films. His goal was to create a 35mm film that could be used in cameras to create still pictures rather than motion pictures.
· While many companies were trying to create better technology for their cameras, a new type of camera jetted onto the scene in 1948. The Polaroid was an instant camera
· Even today, the Polaroid camera is one of the best selling models in the camera industry because of its affordable price and instant capabilities.
· Even after years of technological advances digital cameras were still expensive well into the following decade. As a result, only professional photographers and others with high-paying careers had access to quality digital cameras.
· The pixel technology and other aspects of the digital camera eventually became less expensive and mass produced soon after and they were also more affordable as a result.
· Most digital cameras today allow the user to adjust things like the sharpness and saturation of colours in their photographs.
· Many cameras offer options to apply black and white or sepia filters to their photographs.
· Photographic cameras were a development of the camera obscura , a device dating back to the Ancient Chinese and Ancient Greeks which uses a pinhole or lens to project an image.
· Before the invention of photographic processes there was no way to preserve the images produced by cameras apart from manually tracing them.
· The earliest cameras were room-sized, these gradually evolved into more and more compact...


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