Niepce Invented Photoengraving

French physicist Joseph-Nicephore Niepce invented photoengraving in 1816 and made the first photograph in 1826. The photograph displays a view from an upper window of Niepce’s house formed on a pewter plate inside a camera obscura over the course of an eight-hour exposure. The photograph is preserved at the University of Texas, USA.

      Joseph-Nicephore Niepce

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  • Nicéphore Niépce – Wikipedia
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    Nicéphore Niépce, in full Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce, (born March 7, 1765, … In 1826/27, using a camera, he made a view from his workroom on a pewter plate, …
  • The First Photograph Ever Taken (1826) | Open Culture
    Apr 23, 2015 – … harder-to-pronounce name of his onetime partner Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, who produced the first known photograph ever, taken in 1826.

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