The man behind the Kodak camera

Since 1888, Kodak has been selling its cameras to the world. But behind Kodak is founder George Eastman’s story. Before he was the man behind the camera, he was a family man. Eastman grew up without a father, and as a result, cared for his mother and sisters. Despite all the adversities he faced, including never completing high school, Eastman created Kodak and became a success.However, the road to glory wasn’t easy for the camera maker. Eastman had been working towards his new venture as early as 1879. But when Eastman and Henry A. Strong paired up and started the Eastman Dry Plate Company, the right conditions led to groundbreaking success. The following years made history. Not only did Eastman release rolled film (1883), but also, the KODAK Camera (1888). Costing 25, the KODAK could take 100 exposures, and pictures could be printed and film replaced for 10. With such an easy system, picture taking was finally accessible for the everyday person.Needless to say, photography has come a long way since 1888, but Kodak remains a leading name. In-fact, consumers can chose from four different digital camera styles. One of the most popular cameras is the KODAK SLICE. The SLICE is a touch screen camera which allows you to upload your pictures to your favorite social sites: such as Facebook and Youtube. Well, that is, as soon as you’re connected to your computer.Another pick for photographers is the performance series. As a part of the collection, the KODAK EASYSHARE Z981 has sought after technology: such as capturing a picture in 0.2 seconds, as well as a 26X zoom lens and 26 mm wide-angle lens. The camera also features the SLICE upload features.Eastman’s hard work paid off. Even after 122 years, Kodak is still making cameras that every photographer can enjoy.

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