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Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital is an almanac for photographers.
Documenting everything from the very beginnings of photography right through to the rise of the digital age and beyond, this book is a must for any photography enthusiast wanting to learn about just how the equipment they use came to be.
Packed with all the information you could ever want to know about each and every camera, and going through them in order of their age, this book, is a great and interesting read. Many cameras pictured are those used by photography pioneers in the 1800s, and this combined with ample text about these people, pictures they took and what they taught the world about photography is a real treat to look at.
The book also has many examples of the very earliest photography, making for fascinating viewing on how the quality of the picture gradually improves. Each camera is listed with an estimated date of manufacture, and details as to how and why it was made, and who it was used by. Some weird and wonderful designs can be seen, that were all steps in the right direction for photography.
Containing chapters on key people in photography, such as George Eastman, complete with diagrams and ideas for his cameras, gives the reader a real insight into the world of these great minds. Every page is packed with all the information a photographer could want, including all the nitty gritty facts and figures that are all so important to photography.
The camera is an object that has completely revolutionised views of the world that we live in, and this book celebrates it for what it is, one of the truly great inventions of our time.