Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captures the world's first permanent photograph using a camera obscura and a chemical process known as heliography.
Louis Daguerre develops the daguerreotype, a photographic process that produces detailed and sharp images on silver-coated copper plates.
Kodak introduces the Kodak No. 1, the first handheld camera with pre-loaded film rolls, revolutionizing photography by making it more accessible to the general public.
The first commercially successful color photography process, Autochrome, is introduced by the Lumière brothers, bringing vibrant color to the world of photography.
Edwin Land unveils the Polaroid Land Camera, which allows instant development of photographs, eliminating the need for external processing.
Kodak engineer Steven Sasson creates the world's first digital camera, using a charged-coupled device (CCD) sensor to capture and store images electronically.
Canon introduces the EOS system, a new autofocus SLR camera system that incorporates electronic communication between the camera body and lenses.
Adobe releases Photoshop, a groundbreaking image editing software that revolutionizes post-processing and manipulation of digital photographs.
Nikon unveils the Nikon D1, the first digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera aimed at professional photographers, marking a significant milestone in the transition from film to digital photography.
Apple launches the iPhone, integrating a high-quality camera into a mobile device and popularizing smartphone photography.
Instagram is launched, introducing a social media platform focused on sharing and enhancing photographs with various filters and editing tools.
Photography continues to evolve with advancements in mirrorless cameras, smartphone cameras, computational photography, and the rise of social media influencers.