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Louis Daguerre was a doctor, a painter and a theatrical set designer, but he is best remembered as one of the inventors of photography. Both he and Nicéphore Niepce began their initial experiments separately, but in 1829, they teamed up. Niepce died in 1833, but Daguerre and his son kept tinkering with the new invention and by 1839 were able to produce the first photographs on a silvered copper plate for the Paris Academy of Science, calling his new invention "daguerreotypes."

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Louis Daguerre was a doctor, a painter and a theatrical set designer, but he is best remembered as one of the inventors of photography. Both he and Nicéphore Niepce began their initial experiments separately, but in 1829, they teamed up. Niepce died in 1833, but Daguerre and his son kept tinkering with the new invention and by 1839 were able to produce the first photographs on a silvered copper plate for the Paris Academy of Science, calling his new invention "daguerreotypes." More...

 
    Joseph Niépce, Inventor of Photography - 1826
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Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was a French inventor, now usually credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. Niépce developed heliography, a technique he used to create the world's oldest surviving product of a photographic process...
 
       
 
         
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