The history of photography is often said to have begun in 1839, when John Herschel made the discovery of the photographic process. However, there is evidence that’suggests that photography may have been used earlier than that. The first known photograph was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nic?phore Ni?pce.
It wasn’t until the early 1800s that photography began to become more common. In 1839, the daguerreotype process was announced by French Academy of Sciences. This process made it possible for anyone to take a photograph. The cost of the equipment and materials needed to take a photograph was also much cheaper than it had been previously.
As photography became more common, it also became more popular as a hobby. People began to take photographs of their families, friends, and homes. Photographs were also taken of famous landmarks and events.