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Happy World Photography Day

Happy World Photography Day
Today is the anniversary of a very special day.  Today is World Photo Day!  It's the anniversary of the introduction of the first photographic process to the world.  Today, many years ago, we all got photography for the first time.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality product photograph of a Nikon DSLR camera with removable flash unit in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Obviously, this is a very special occasion for us here at Cramer Imaging.  We wouldn't be here without this very special day and very special invention.  We owe a big thank you to Louis Daguerre for his time and efforts in creating the beginnings of the process we have come to love.

It is thanks to his efforts in combining processes together, which were already demonstrated to have a photo-electric effect, which created the first permanent photographs on metal panels called daguerreotypes.

Today, we enjoy the fruits of his and others' labors in the form of cameras much like the one to the left.  If only they could see what they had started.

In honor of this special and momentous day, we would like you to take a look at what is widely acknowledged as the oldest surviving photograph ever taken.

Copy of the earliest still surviving example of photography by Nicéphore Niépce showing a view from his window
This is where it all began in photography.
This crude but innovative image is a negative of what the actual light tones were.  It is black where the real image is light and white where the image would be dark.  It took 8 hours to complete this single image.