The history of photographic studios and photography dates back to 19th century with the first camera. The earliest photographic studios made use of painters’ lighting techniques to create photographic portraits. During that era nothing was better than the sunlight with open window as the primary source of light of painters.
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In the 19th century, new photographic methods emerged nearly every year: from daguerreotype to collotype, from paper negatives to glass negatives, from sheet film to roll film. Some inventions proved evolutionary dead ends. Others became the foundations for principles that photographers still use.
Here below is a set of studio portrait photos that shows people posing with swings from the 19th century.