In 1983 I graduated from a 2 year course in photography. We learned everything, from beginning to end about photography, as well as its origin. At the time, many of us students thought it was "dumb" to learn this...why did we need to know this?
A few years later, I was traveling Pennsylvania as a photographer at JCPenneys stores throughout the state. To pass time I would go to antique stores and it was then that I started collecting old images and cameras. I was fun to see the different clothing and styles from the early days. I even purchased a book about the history of photography (not as dry reading as the text books.)
So why am I telling you this? Because I thought that it would be interesting to share a little bit of history, so you can see how far photography has come.
Here is the very first permanent image taken:
What was your first camera? Brownie? Polaroid? 110? 126? 35mm/SLR? Digital Camera?