History of Photography: Lesson for Kids


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What was the big problem with using a camera obscura?

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1. The word 'photography' comes from the Greek words fos and grafo. What do these words mean?

2. Joseph Niepce took the first photograph that did not fade away. It can still be seen today, almost 180 years after it was taken. What did he take a picture of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to find out what you know about the history of photography. Topics on the quiz include something tricky about using a 'camera obscura' and the Greek words 'fos' and 'grafo'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering questions about these key points:

  • The first photograph that was taken by Joseph Niepce
  • Troubles with early photography
  • The 'Father of Photography'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the history of photography lesson
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about Joseph Niepce's special picture
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the 'Father of Photography' and why early photography was difficult

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called History of Photography: Lesson for Kids for more on these topics:

  • Camera obscura explained
  • The way photography first began
  • Some of the first advances in early photography
  • Digital photography
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