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Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (Nadar) was a French photographer who is credited with taking the first aerial photograph. Nadar took photographs of Paris from the gondola of a balloon in 1858 but was better know as a photographer of artists, poets, composers, and other celebrities of the time; among his subjects was Louis Daguerre,  inventor of the daguerreotype process of photography.

 

Nadar also experimented with taking photographs using artificial light in the catacombs of Paris.


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