Sir John Herschel was the first person to use photography in 1839.
The owner and founder of popular camera and photography company Kodak, George Eastman, named his company after the sound the shutter of the camera makes.
World’s first digital camera, weighing 8 pounds and giving a mere 1.4 mega-pixels, cost around $10,000.
The most expensive camera to ever be sold is a 1923 Leica camera, which was auctioned for $2.8 million in Vienna.
George Eastman, founder of Kodak, was particularly fond of the alphabet K.
Kolorkins, cuddly and collectible toys, were used by Kodak in 1990 to bring kids into photography.
The first every digital camera to be created was in December 1975 and it took 23 seconds to capture a photograph.
Dilish Parekh, an Indian man living in Mumbai, is the owner of the world’s highest number of cameras. Since 1977, this man has been collecting and has managed to muster 4,425 antique cameras.
The oldest camera Dilish Parekh owns dates back to 1906.
The saddest photograph considered till date is that of a vulture stalking on child in Sudan. It was clicked by photojournalist Kevin Carter from Johannesburg, South Africa. The photograph was Carter’s picturization of the terrible famine Sudan was struck with. Carter received Pulitzer Prize of photography for that picture.
Regardless of his win, Carter was so depressed by the picture that he committed suicide shortly after he won the acclaimed prize. His suicide note read, “I’m really, really sorry. The pain of life overrides the joy to the point that joy does not exist… depressed … without phone … money for rent … money for child support … money for debts … money!!! … I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain … of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners … I have gone to join Ken if I am that lucky.”
George Eastman, the founder of Kodak who helped many people capture the special moments of their lives, committed suicide at the age of 77 in year 1932. In his suicide note he wrote: “My work is done – Why wait?”