2. Date: 1727The discovery that silver nitrate changesJohann Heinrich Schulze discovered that a substance called silver nitrate would change colourwhen exposed to light. This paved the way for the first pictures to be taken and processed. 3. Date: 1814The camera Obscura is developedJoseph Niepce developed the camera Obscura and took the first photo with it. It wasn't ideal,though, because it took 8 hours of light exposure to make a picture, and the picture faded withtime. 4. Date: 1837The Daguerreotype was inventedLouis Daguerre invented a new way to take pictures. It only needed 30 minutes of lightexposure, and the image didn't fade with time. 5. Date: 1841Making multiple copies possibleWilliam Henry Talbot developed the Calotype process. This made it possible to make multiplecopies of the same picture. 6. Date: 1851Taking pictures gets easierWith the new Collodion process, cameras only needed a few seconds of lightexposure to make a picture. 7. Date: 1871Film is made easier to handleUp until this time pictures had to be developed immediately after being taken. Richard LeachMaddox invented the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process, which made it possible to take apicture and develop it later. 8. Date: 1888The invention of the roll-film cameraGeorge Eastman invented the first roll-film camera. 9. Date: 19481948 The Polaroid camera is marketedThe Polaroid allowed people to take a photo and have it developed immediately, right from thecamera. 10. Date: 1963Coloured film is introducedPolaroid came out with the first coloured film. 11. Date: 1974The first digital camera is developedThe Sasson Company built the first digital camera. 12. Date: 1980The first consumer camcorder is releasedSony put out the first consumer camcorder, allowing people to record their memories in realtime. 13. Date: 1984The first digital camera is marketedCanon put out the first digital camera for the public, which was later improved by Pixar. 14. Date: 1990The first camera phones (1990's)The camera phone technology was first used in Japan, but it quickly spread around the world. 15. Date: 2001The Easy Share camera comes into playKodak put out their Easy Share digital camera, which made it easy to snap pictures anddownload them to the computer. 16. Date: 2012Wireless cameras are developedKodak put out cameras that didn't have to be connected to a computer in order to downloadand share the pictures.