How cool is this infographic? It lays out ALL of the cameras from the Camera Obscura until the 80's.
I love infographics like this, because it shows us how far we've come as a culture. Centered around the idea of capturing and recording the moments we experience, this infographic reveals that we have always been trying to record things to reflect upon them.
I did a 365 project a few years ago, and I can genuinely say (as well as most other photographers) that recording your images and life daily allows you to reflect on everything that was happening during that time. My 365 project is now an archive of all the emotions of my last string of adolescence and in to adulthood; a reflective compendium that I can learn and reflect on day to day to day to day to day .... (you get the idea)
Don't underestimate the value of capturing and chronicling even the simplest of moments. Photography is so accessible now and incredibly easy to learn and take hold of. If you're a photographer, pick up your camera and go shoot a photo today. Remember how you feel. Write about it, even if you don't post it.
If you're not a photographer, use your phone to capture an image today that shows who you are or what you believe about life and the world around you. Write about it in a note, save it for later. Come back in a year and see how much you've grown.
*Infographic Image © Carolina Borerro, https://www.behance.net/gallery/16627133/A-Short-History-of-Photographic-Camera
I'm on a mission to show that the light will always pierce through the darkness.