From Digital cameras the invention of modern photography in the 1800s to the rise of digital photography in the twenty-first century, the function of the camera has been the same: to record patterns of light. The word “photography,” coined by Sir John Herschel in 1839, is from the Greek phos (light) and gráphein (to write). Simple pinhole cameras were described as early as the fourth and fifth centuries b.c.e. by Chinese philosopher Mo Ti and Greek mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid of... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2020. 2p.