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Polaroid. Edwin H.

Polaroid

Land, founder of Polaroid, leaves Harvard University after his freshman year to pursue his own research on light polarization. Two years later, he files the patent first synthetic polarizer. View Gallery Edwin H. Land establishes Land-Wheelwright Laboratories in Boston with his former Harvard physics professor, George Wheelwright III. They continue to research and to produce synthetic polarizers. How does a pinhole camera work? A pinhole camera is the simplest camera possible.

How does a pinhole camera work?

It consists of a light-proof box, some sort of film and a pinhole. Camcorder. Professional camcorder HDV Full HD camcorder by Canon based on flash memory/SD card A camcorder is an electronic device combining a video camera and a video recorder.

Camcorder

Although marketing materials may use the colloquial term "camcorder", the name on the package and manual is often "video camera recorder". Most devices capable of recording video are camera phones and digital cameras primarily intended for still pictures; the term "camcorder" is used to describe a portable, self-contained device, with video capture and recording its primary function. The earliest camcorders are tape-based, recording analog signals onto videotape cassettes. 2D Animation History.

2D Animation is the process of making hundreds of drawings and then having them animate by playing them in rapid succession.

2D Animation History

This is the most common form of animation, and has been used for several decades across several forms of media. Traditional 2D animation involves making a drawing and then making a second drawing of the same thing, but with a very subtle change (such as a closed mouth to an open mouth or a person taking one footstep). Hundreds, if not thousands, of unique drawings are made that go from the beginning of a scene to the end of a scene.

The drawings are then shown in very rapid succession (typically 24 frames, or unique drawings, per second). This gives the illusion that the numerous still images form a complete, fluid animation. This animation process has been done for over 100 years. An Introduction to Spritesheet Animation. Spritesheets have been used in games for a long time.

An Introduction to Spritesheet Animation

Classic games such as Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and even modern games like Cut the Rope have used them. In this article, we'll talk about what spritesheet animation is and how to code it, and we'll also demonstrate how they can be used in a small game. I'll be using JavaScript for the code, but you should be able to follow along in any language. Before we can begin talking about how to code a spritesheet animation, we should first define a few terms: animation, sprite, and spritesheet. Back in 1872, Eadweard Muybridge was commissioned to prove whether a horse lifted all four legs off the ground at once when it ran.

The Most Important Digital Cameras of All Time. Digital photography has proven to be one of the most world-changing technological breakthroughs of the late 20th century.

The Most Important Digital Cameras of All Time

But the quest to capture and transmit images via electrons began nearly two centuries ago. Just a few years after Frenchman Nicéphore Niépce produced the first fixed photographic image in 1826 or 1827, another invention—long-distance digital telecommunication—arrived. And not long after Samuel F.B. Morse and Alfred Vail developed a viable electric telegraph and a binary code for conveying messages, inventors began to explore sending and recording images via dots and dashes.

Piece by piece, the technologies that would make digital imaging possible fell into place. First Camera Invented. The first camera invented was made by Alexander Wolcott.

First Camera Invented

His camera design was patented on May 8, 1840. His invention made it possible for candid photos to be taken and not fade away with time. Mr. Wolcott also has the distinction of opening the earliest photography shop (known as a daguerran parlor) in New York. Early Photographs The earliest photographs were not taken with Alexander Wolcott's invention. Daguerreotypes. From Camera Obscura to Mobile Photography. The History of the Camera. Cameras have come more than a long way since their ancient beginnings.

The History of the Camera

The pinhole camera, simply a light-proof box with a small hole in its side, set the stage for modern day photography as we know it. This simple optical imaging device has progressed over the years into the camera that is most likely on your smartphone today. A recent Consumer Electronic Association study revealed that consumers took an average of 72 digital photos at the most recent event they attended. 51% of these photos wound up being shared on the internet, either through e-mail or photo-sharing sites.

This infographic reveals the milestone in photography cameras that got us to the remarkable level of photo-sharing that we are at today. 1000 AD Pinhole camera, or Camera Obscura, projects an inverted image when light passes through a small aperture 1826 French inventor joseph Nicephore Niepce burns the first permanent image using heliography, or sun drawing. History of Photography and the Camera (Timeline) An Illustrated History Of The Camera. In a day when lens-equipped smartphones have all but replaced actual cameras, it’s easy to feel nostalgic for the ritual of loading a film cartridge and waiting for the images to develop.

An Illustrated History Of The Camera

To fuel that nostalgia, here’s a brief illustrated history of the photographic camera, designed by Retrofuturismo-Kitsch. From the age-old Camera Obscura to Talbot’s Mousetrap of 1835 to the Sony Mavica of 1981, the infographic offers stylized images of 48 contraptions, each of which were, of course, cutting-edge at the time. After studying the dazzlingly rapid evolution that took place over less than 150 years, you can't help but wonder what image-capture technology will look like 20 years from now.

Our Instagram filters and amazing disappearing Snapchats will soon look as retro as Brownies and Polaroids. Head over to Visual.ly to download the infographic in its full high-res glory. [via PetaPixel] National Geographic Image Collection Book: Preview the New Photo Book. An unparalleled treasury of iconic images and groundbreaking photography, the National Geographic Image Collection gathers together more than 11 million images chronicling the world from the end of the 19th century to the first decade of the 21st.

National Geographic Image Collection Book: Preview the New Photo Book

The 450 selections in the new National Geographic Image Collection book, many never before published, represent the finest of the archive. See many of these selections—and get a glimpse into the archive itself—in this new Image Collection photo gallery and video. Plus, flip through the history of photography, from daguerreotypes to digital, in an all-new interactive time line. Director of Photography and Video: Melissa Wiley Creative Director: Greg Harris Web Producer: Katel Ledu Research and Production: William Barr Writers: Scot Hoffman and Korena Di Roma Copy Editor: Nancy Gupton Web and Flash Development: Stefan Estrada. History of Photography and the Camera. Photography is a word derived from the Greek words photos ("light") and graphein ("to draw") The word was first used by the scientist Sir John F.W.

Herschel in 1839. Evolution of The Camera. Inspiration Among various other stuff that we own and use a lot, cameras definitely play an important role in our daily life. We freeze great moments from our life in the form of photographs using this little tool, and for emotional beings such as us, this means a lot.