The picture below is believed to be the earliest photograph featuring a recognizable human form.
When you look in the photo’s lower left corner, you will see a man who is getting his boots shined on the sidewalk.
The photo was taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838 in Paris.
The exposure time for the image was around seven minutes!
Louis Daguerre (in 1839): “I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight”.
This image is not the earliest known photograph, though.
That one was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, one of Daguerre’s partners.
He captured the view from a window at his French estate in 1826 or 1827.
Sources: CNN, Mashable.
Fast forward: according to Photutorial data, 1.2 trillion photos were taken worldwide in 2021. This number will increase to 1.72 trillion in 2022, which equals 54.400 per second, or 4.7 billion per day.
Sources: CNN, Mashable, Photutorial.
What’s your first picture, including “a recognizable human form”?