History of Photography: Early Cameras to Instagram

1st colour photoPhotography  techniques have evolved considerably since the days of early cameras. Photography as an art form experienced something of a renaissance when smartphones came along. Far from being dead, apps such as Instagram rejuvenated it as an art form.

This projected image of a tartan ribbon is taken from an infographic by Overgram, an app that adds text to Instagram photos, details the evolution of photography from its birth in 1826 to modern-day usage on social networks. It’s the first colour photograph taken in 1861 by Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

For more on the history of photography, check out the entire infographic at mashable.com