The first camera ever, was the camera obscura. It was the size of a room, and worked like a pin hole camera. Light sensitive paint was put on the opposite wall of the hole, and light would travel through the hole, and expose the paint. The first camera used a far sighted man's glasses lens in the hole.

All cameras have the following things:

  1. Light tight box
  2. Shutter
  3. Aperture
  4. Lens


Learning photography is a path that is different for everyone. And this is one of the great misconceptions of photography. Looking at other photographers work and hearing how they achieved it can sometimes give the impression there is one way or, rather, one right way to do things. But like any subject, we all learn photography in different ways. Whichever direction your path takes as you learn photography, know that you are not alone. Not only are there thousands like you, but you also have us!