Photography has become so advanced over the years that photographers can capture images to the milliseconds with the appropriate technology.
In 1839, when photography was first introduced, it was a very difficult process. It wasn't until 1888 when things changed, thanks to Kodak. The camera became user-friendly, making it much more popular.
George Eastman's first camera was just a wooden box covered by leather, that could be held in your hands.
The user would have to wind it, set the shutter by pulling a string, and snap the button. Most of us think of putting in film in older cameras, but this camera came with a roll of film already installed. It could take up to 100 pictures that were two and a half inches in length. To get the film developed you would have to give the entire camera to the factory. They would print out the images and reload the camera.