Today we take photographs for granted. If we want to capture the true likeness of something or someone, we use a camera to take a photo rather than draw or paint them. Prior to the 1800’s, artists were employed to paint people, places, and show romantic and exotic scenes. The invention of the camera changed everything. Photography, the art of making images by exposing a chemically treated surface or film to light, uses a dark box with a hole to control how much light enters, or a camera to transfer the image onto the film. Once the film is processed, a print (or prints) can be made and manipulated.

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