Its inventor around 1820 was the French landscape painter Louis Daguerre, later a pioneer of photography and originator of the daguerreotype .
Like the earlier daguerreotype , each image is unique, made one at a time in the camera.
Within a few months of the announcement of the first daguerreotype in Paris in 1839, photography had arrived in India.
After all, it is no coincidence that the daguerreotype in its highly polished and silver plated form was known as the ‘mirror with the memory.’
Starting with the invention of the daguerreotype in France in the late 1830s, photography has undergone a succession of technical innovations.
Over the summer I had established that my photograph in fact was a copy of a daguerreotype made years earlier.
Talbot's negative-positive process was a major factor in the decline of the daguerreotype - which was a one-shot, like a Polaroid.
In the mid 19th century, Scottish photographers were among the first to use the variety of photographically linked techniques such as the calotype, daguerreotype and photogravure.
In the French version of this exhibition, for example, a daguerreotype titled Study of Rocks appeared in a section titled ‘Vues de Paris et de France.’
Although Philadelphians were intrigued by the invention of the daguerreotype , photographic portraits did not fully meet their needs during the 1840s and 1850s.