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How Photos Were Made Through History, From Daguerreotypes to Digital 

Making a photograph today is a matter of pressing a button and letting a bunch of electronics do their thing. Before that we had film, and before film we had even more cumbersome processes. Did you know that making photographs once involved materials like egg-whites, asphalt, and platinum? Watch these videos to hear… »2/17/15 11:07am2/17/15 11:07am

The Death of Film Is Felt Hardest In the City Built on Kodak's Reign

Rochester, New York is the city where George Eastman founded the company responsible for making photography an everyday part of American life. Although Kodak is still a household name, the digital age has gutted what was once a thriving industry. Traces of the film giant can be seen echoing throughout Rochester in the… »5/29/14 4:55pm5/29/14 4:55pm

14 Amateur Photos Taken With the Very First Consumer Camera

Kodak may be "a walking corpse of a company" according to some, but 120 years ago it was the first to offer consumers a chance to try out—and even own—a camera. Introduced in 1888, the Kodak No. 1 was the first camera marketed to average consumers. And thanks to a new set of images from the National Media Museum, we… »9/30/13 9:04am9/30/13 9:04am

This Ancient Kodak Camera Let Photographers Sign Their Work

These days there's a mountain of extra data saved every time you snap a digital photo. So figuring out where and when a shot was taken requires minimal detective work. Back in the days of film it wasn't so easy, so Kodak built a camera in 1914 called the Autographic that let photographers sign and denote their shots… »8/28/13 4:00pm8/28/13 4:00pm

Fallen Giant Kodak Is Taking Hosting Service Offline. For Good.

After being purchased by the photo-hosting site Shutterfly for $23.8m last month, Kodak Gallery, the photo-hosting service of one-time giant Kodak, will be taken offline for good, July 2. Users of the service were notified today by email, along with a request to please notify Kodak no later than May 28 if they wish to… »5/07/12 11:00pm5/07/12 11:00pm