We are a long way since 1826, when the first photo was taken in France, by Nicephore Niepce. It took 8 days of exposure to get the light to interact with the syrian bitum in the process called heliography. Since that time we took trillions of photos, but first we used the film photo cameras, like the ones invented by Kodak’s creator, George Eastman.
These cameras were lightweight, could create the negatives on a sheet of film and then helped revolutionize the photography field by using dry paint photography. More in the video created by Bill Hamack, the Engineer Guy.