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History of Photography: Retouching & Enlarging Makes Waves
History of Photography: Studio Forefathers Push Photography Forward
History of Photography: The Cabinet Photo
History of Photography: Lillian Bassman, Fashion & Commercial Photographer
History of Photography: The Carte-de-Visite
Rise of The Wet Plate Process
The Calotype: An Overview
William Henry Fox Talbot: An Overview
Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype
The Daguerreotype
Niépce, Daguerre, and Herschel: The Essential Founders of Photography
The Beginning & Camera Obscura

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Lisa Robinson's weekly History of Photography Column

History of Photography: The Carte-de-Visite

In 1854, a photographer by the name of André Disdéri patented a new take on the collodion process called the Carte-de-Visite (or Carte, for short). Though they could be a singular image, Cartes were often multiple exposures taken onto a

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Rise of The Wet Plate Process

After Talbot introduced the calotype (see my previous article here), the world was in search of something photographic in between the calotype’s unique paper characteristics and the daguerreotype’s pristine, crystal clear detail. In the 1840’s photographers began making the move

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The Calotype: An Overview

In my last history of photography article, I talked about William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the Calotype. Here, I want to explore how the calotype evolved within photography and how it evolved the photographic world. In the 1840’s,

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William Henry Fox Talbot: An Overview

William Henry Fox Talbot was an English scientist and scholar in the early 1800’s. Although he was a contemporary of Daguerre, his contributions to photography were independent of what was going on with Daguerre and in mainland Europe. In 1834,

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Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

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The Daguerreotype

As is often the case with history, it seems that time moves slowly until it explodes in a flurry of invention and then seemingly all at once everything changes. To me, this feels especially true in photography. In my previous

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The Beginning & Camera Obscura

The history of photography is vast and fascinating. It didn’t develop like other art forms and comparatively, photography is in its’ infancy. Looking at where our craft came from is a great way to find new appreciation and inspiration for

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Sue Adorjan: Still life and food photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Sue Adorjan. Sue is from Melbourne, Australia and has renewed her passion for photography. She loves capturing all aspects of life – landscapes, black and whites. Recently she has ventured into food

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Death Valley in lousy light

My visit to Death Valley started as a workshop that I was pretty excited about attending. Workshops are great for engaging with like-minded people, sharing ideas and getting insights about a topic or place in which maybe you don’t have

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I edit vertically, don’t you?

I edit on a vertical screen, and yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds. However, for a portrait photographer like myself, it has been a game-changer. I generally take most of my images vertically, so it only made sense that

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