Here are some of my favourite fun & fast facts about photography and underwater photography!
1839 – Photography is invented.
Imagine being the first person to take a photo of the moon!
1856 – The first underwater photograph is taken.
Imagine only being able to take black and white photographs!
1923 – First colour underwater photographs are taken.
Imagine you have to develop the film first before you know if you got the photo of the fish swimming by!
1943 – Jacques Costeau’s Aqua-lung prototype is tested.
The beginnings of scuba diving and underwater photography together!
1961 – The start of digital photography.
This is a game changer – you can see what you take a photograph of right away!
1986 – The photographs of the Titanic shipwreck are taken.
Imagine seeing images from 12 500 below the surface of the ocean!
1995 – The digital camera BOOM.
The technology grows in leaps and bounds!
2002 – Underwater digital camera is easy to purchase.
Underwater photography can be tried out by anyone!
2002 – GoPro is founded.
An epic achievement!
2016 – Oculus (and other companies) release Virtual Reality products featuring underwater video which brings the sensations of diving to the masses.
VR underwater – wow!
One last fun, fast fact:
In 2017, the Natural History Museum in Las Angeles launches a VR experience named “The Blu” in which visitors can experience what is it like to swim with a blue whale. They are hoping it will, amongst other things, generate greater sense of responsibility for marine habitats.
Here are the resources I used to generate these fun, fast facts.
Delve even deeper into the history of photography and underwater photography using the links below.
underwater photography information at www.w360.asia
the original fun & fast facts finder at www.wikipedia.org
more history here at www.timetoast.com
interesting tidbits can be found at www.digicammuseum.com
for lots of underwater scuba information click www.scubadiving.com
the latest technology information to check out is at www.technologyreview.com
everything about underwater photography!