was the inventor of a mechanical device that made photography possible.
the genius who started working in the direction of making photography
and was acclaimed as the founder of photography only after hundred
years of his
was born in 1765 in France. He was of inquisitive nature from his
started doing experiments with his brother and both of them made an
could be fitted to boats. But they could not find a manufacturer
make engines that could be marketed commercially. In these
Niepce became bankrupt and depressed. His genius mind did not let him
depressed for much time and he started working afresh with a painter.
painter saw his intelligence and appreciated him a lot. This
a period of depression was very inspiring to Niepce and he started
make another device that could take images.
with English scientist
Thomas Wedgewood. After a series of experiments, he conceived the
practical ideas of getting images on paper, glass, etc. In 1816, Niepce
assembling the first camera to get permanent photographs. But he got
this direction after working hard for ten years. In 1822, Niepce was
in his efforts in this direction by getting a negative on paper with
the use of
acids that were sensitive to light.