The Art of Photography: Development & Uses


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Which artist is usually identified as one of the inventors of photography?

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1. What term was used to define light writing before the coining of the term photography?

2. Which of the following terms identifies the name of the first camera?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the history and later development of photography. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include early cameras and photography's use through the years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Inventor of photography
  • Photography in the 19th century
  • Early types of cameras
  • Concept of light writing
  • The first photograph

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of photography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the early forms of photography and how its use evolved over time
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as heliography and camera obscura
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the early days of photography

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Photography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how photography became an accepted form of art
  • Recognize the predecessors to photography
  • Differentiate between the early types of photography and their respective inventors
  • Understand the evolution of photography's use