First Photo of a Human

This is a photo made by Louis Daguerre in 1838 in Paris.  The daguerreotype process of photography required long exposures–up to 10 minutes.  Because of the long exposures, anything moving disappeared.  However, in the bottom left corner of the photo, you can see a man getting his shoes shined.  Researchers recently determined that this is the first time a human had been captured in a photo.



One Response to “First Photo of a Human”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    Amazing how far photography has come!

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