Every Photographer Should Watch This Brief History of Light (2-Minute VIDEO)

They say that all photography is about light, which makes the below video must-viewing for photographers. Produced by The Atlantic and titled “A Visual History of Light,” the two-minute animated video begins with the wood fire and ends with hydrogen fusion.

“400,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals discovered fire. This ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day,” the video’s description says. “Take a tour through the visual history of light.”

The first purely photographic light, the flash, appears at about the 1-minute mark but, like we said, all these light-producing discoveries have relevance to photographers.

For a more detailed timeline of light inventions throughout humanity, go here. And here are two other animated shorts about photography you should also check out:

Watch the History of Cameras in Under Two Minutes in this Fun Animated Video
Watch This Helpful Animated Video Explaining Everything You Need to Know About Shutter Speed

Via Laughing Squid