The Evolution of Cameras and Portraits in 11 Images

Dec 15, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Dec 15, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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We’ve all seen photos from the early days of photography, and we all know how far imaging technology has come over the years, but how did we go from long-exposure self-portraits to instant selfies?

In this video we are taken on a historical journey with COOPH photographer Leo Rosas through the evolution of cameras and portraits.

Using one model and a whole lot of Photoshop, Leo recreated eleven essential milestones in photographic history.

“We wanted to show how the evolution of the camera has directly influenced portraits, so using the same model and the help of Photoshop, we recreated 11 key moments in camera history. It was a super fun shoot, and we hope it will be a nice trip down memory lane for older photographers!” Leo told DIYP.

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Pinhole

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Daguerreotype

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Calotype

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Ambrotype

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Leica 35mm

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Polaroid

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Lomography

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Disposable

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

SLR

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

DSLR

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

Smartphone

Leo Rosas / COOPH
Leo Rosas / COOPH

My hat’s off to Leo for these awesome photos and Photoshop skills, but I’d love to see each of these photos taken with the actual camera.

I’d say it’s safe to assume that Leo doesn’t have these cameras lying around his studio, but that’s nothing a quick visit to Kodak’s Technology vault can’t fix!

You can see more from Leo (Facebook / Instagram) and COOPH (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) on social media.

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Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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3 responses to “The Evolution of Cameras and Portraits in 11 Images”

  1. Garry Cook Avatar
    Garry Cook

    You might like this: “: The Evolution of Cameras and Portraits in 11 Images https://t.co/pePMCtXc2I https://t.co/JuwDVDfBFe

  2. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    I would like to know where they got a disposable that embedded dates in the photographs.

    (Oops….)

  3. Joseph Brendan Avatar
    Joseph Brendan

    I just hate everything about this. We’re all camera geeks here, save this for Buzzfeed.