pixeLess Thursday




Welcome to the PixeLess Thursday pinned post. The idea here is to take a look at pre-digital processes and gain a bit more insight into what got us where we are today as creatives. Be it photography, design, film, or anything else that can be created today using pixels, it was done in the past without. Let’s celebrate that as well.


Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

For the first PixeLess Thursday I’m really jumping in the way-back machine to review the process behind what is considered the first know photograph (heliograph) made in a camera. Created on pewter in the 1820’s by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, who developed the process because he was a poor draftsman!

Check out this short, but interesting animation of his process. The site also contains more of the history behind Mr. Niépce and his experiments if you care to dig further.  HERE




First Photograph

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras. 1826 or 1827. Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum.

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s View from the Window at Le Gras. 1826 or 1827.
Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum.


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About The Author

Photographer all her life - professionally since 2006. Dabbled in Digital Art & Graphic Design since 2006. Founder and co owner of pixeLobby Owner of CJ Wilkes Photography Co owner of Wilkerson Art Co owner of Medeek Design & Engineering Wife to Nathaniel P Wilkerson and Mother to 5 children.