How was the first sequential photograph taken?

The Horse In Motion by Eadweard Muybridge is the first known sequential photograph. It was captured in 1878 and used by then Californian governor Leland Stanford to investigate whether a horse’s gallop resulted in all four hooves being in the air at the same time. Eadweard devised a plan of having 12 trip-wire cameras along a racetrack to capture the horse mid-gallop. The results showcased that a horse did indeed have all its hooves in the air briefly while galloping. Eadweard’s work inspired many others to do their own experiments in sequential photography and some have even considered it a form of motion picture.

The Horse In Motion By Eadweard Muybridge (Free Domain)

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