Smile, it's National Camera Day—5 Fun Foto Facts

Smile, it's National Camera Day—5 Fun Foto Facts

June 29 is National Camera Day, a day that commemorates a device that has changed the world. Imagine life without that handy tool that you now carry in your pocket 24/7. George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, is known as “The Father of Photography” because, although he didn’t invent the camera, he brought it to the masses.

Kodak Wide-format Media celebrates photography every day of the year but especially on this flashy holiday, we thought it would be fun to share these fun foto facts.

Did you know:

  1. In 1900, the Kodak Brownie was released; the first camera affordable to the average person, it cost $1 and a roll of film cost 15¢.
  2. The first photo ever taken of the earth was captured by Lunar Orbiter I with a Kodak camera system.
  3. The word camera comes from camera obscura, which means "dark chamber." The first camera used a pinhole and a dark room.
  4. In 1888, George Eastman trademarked the name “Kodak”, a meaningless word that would soon be synonymous with photography and become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. 
  5. Steve Sassen, an engineer at Kodak who worked in R&D, invented the digital camera.

Kodak Wide-format Media continues the Kodak legacy of photographic innovation and provides the brand quality you have come to know and expect throughout the years. 


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