Du Camp was the best known and most widely documented photographer in the near East of his time. Du Camp learned photography from Gustave Le Gray before embarking for Egypt. Alexis de Lagrange, in Egypt on his way to India, taught him the new Blanquart-Evrard process. The result was some 200 negatives, 125 reproduced in the album Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie by Gide et Baudry with photographs printed by Banquart-Evrard. This album remained his only photographic work.