Here are five interesting facts about cameras that you quite possibly weren’t aware of.
1. Neil Armstrong used a $500 Hasselblad 500C to shoot pictures on the moon. However, weight restrictions meant he had to leave the camera on the lunar surface, bringing just the film home instead.
2. The first colour photograph was taken in 1861 by Thomas Sutton, although the method was developed by physicist James Clerk Maxwell six years earlier. He used three filters; red, yellow and blue were projected onto a photosensitive plate.
3. A gentleman called Steven Sasson, working at Eastman Kodak, invented the world’s first digital camera in 1975. It weighed in at a hefty 3.6kg!
4. Back in the early days of photography, people would rarely smile. The reason? It could take hours for a photo to expose – try holding a smile for that long!
5. The world’s first selfie was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.