Early photography was slow, and therefore staying still was a little bit difficult to achieve, but still doable if you were an adult. But kids were a different matter. Mothers managed to keep children still by transforming themselves into furniture.
The first known shared picture via a cell phone was by Philippe Kahn in 1997. It was a birth-picture of his daughter.
The largest photo taken was taken by Robert Johnson. It measures 107 ft wide by 31 ft high. It is titled "The Great Picture".
"The Great Picture" by Robert Johnson
Only 2 of 10 images taken with digital cameras are printed on paper.
People never smiled on the old photos because they had to stay still for hours.
Post-Mortem Photography was a popular thing.
Post-Mortem Photography is the practice of photographing recently deceased people. This was a popular practice in America and Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It became popular because, in most cases, for their loved ones, this was the only visual remembrance of the deceased.
There are 300 million photos uploaded each day on Facebook.
There are 95 million photos uploaded each day on Instagram.
There is a non-military use lens that weighs 564 pounds
The Windows XP’s default wallpaper is the most-viewed photograph in history. It was taken by Charles O'Rear. It was officially titled as “Bliss” in 1996. It was taken in Los Carneros American Viticultural Area of Sonoma County, California.
"Bliss" by Charles O'Rear
The world's first photo was taken by a French scientist, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826.
Every two minutes, we take more pictures than the whole of humanity in the 1800s.
The first “photographic paper” was made of asphalt. More precisely, asphalt varnish was applied on the copper or the glass plate.
It's estimated that by 1960, 55% of photos were of babies.
There are 10,000 more photos on Facebook than there are in the Library of Congress.
There is a non-military use lens that weighs 564 pounds.
The most expensive lens was specially made. It was a Leica 1600mm f/5.6 telephoto Lens.The body of the lens is around 1.2-meters long, and it 42cm wide body and weighs 132 lbs. It's price tag is a little over 2 million dollars!
The most expensive camera lens in the world.
According to Wikipedia, there are 80 categories and 10 subcategories of photography by genre.
300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day.
It is estimated that from when we started making photographs in 1800 until today, we have taken over 3.8 trillion photographs, standard and digital.
More than half of all photographers are self-employed, which is a much higher proportion than the average.
The exposure time needed to create a photograph was eight hours.
It is estimated that the earth’s population has taken over 3,8 trillion photos.
The most expensive photo was sold by Australian landscaper photographer Peter Lik. The photo was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. It was sold to a private unnamed collector for $6.5 million.