How the Camera Has Changed Our Understanding of the World


The ability to capture a specific moment in time is a reality thanks to modern cameras. With the prominence of social media sites, many of us find it difficult to imagine a world without cameras. The development of today’s camera was actually the result of centuries of scholars and inventers throughout the world such as the Chinese philosopher Mo Ti in the 5th century BC, the English philosopher Roger Bacon in the 13th century AD, and of course the French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce that invented what would be the predecessor to the modern camera in 1826. Today even more advanced cameras are pushing the limits of photography and challenging what we thought we knew about the natural world.

The Development of High Speed Cameras

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