Exploring the History of Photography

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Photography is derived from two Greek words photo and ______.

It was coined by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental ______.

An early concept of ______ has been around since about the 5th century B.C.E.

It wasn't until an Iraqi scientist Al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham developed something called the ______ obscura in the 11th century that the art was born.

The first camera obscura used a ______ in a tent to project an image from outside the tent into the darkened area.


Test your knowledge of the fascinating history of photography with this timeline quiz. From the invention of photography in the 1830s to the pioneers and innovations that shaped the art form, explore key milestones and notable figures. Challenge yourself and discover how much you know about this "writing with light" medium.

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