The introduction of Kodak cameras was the beginning of a dramatic event in history.
When first invented the camera cost twenty five dollars, which was highly expensive in those days.
However the Eastman Kodak Company made it clear just how easy these cameras were to operate, (once put to use) stating ‘you press the button and we do the rest.’
Interestingly this camera was quick to become feared; one example is what people called the ‘camera fiend’. These people would appear at the beach with their Kodak’s waiting to capture females in their beach wear. Places even posted signs stating ‘People are forbidden to use their Kodak’s on the beach’.
Before Kodak introduced its roll film camera design, photography was firmly established as a professional and commercial activity. So in 1888 when Kodak bought out their first roll film camera it meant photography was suddenly a lot less of a complex procedure. Some may say the practicality of this film camera, which meant no knowledge of the darkroom was needed, could have been the beginning of tourism photography.
It was suggested that the majority of people around the time of Kodak’s appearance had never thought to take a photograph, however three decades on and it has become an integral part of everyday life, cameras have become somewhat universally everywhere.
The dominance of digital cameras enables the increase of the capacity for tourists to capture the world and the practicality certainly increased for those passionate in photographing their experiences yet not so interested in the development or style in which their photographs are represented.


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